X Announce Summer Tour Plans – May/June w.Violent Femmes – Also Special LA Show to celebrate 40th Anniversary of “Los Angeles” Album…

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(Los Angeles, CA) – March 3, 2020 – The Iconic LA-based original punk band X are announcing the start to their highly anticipated summer tour plans.  X will hit the road with the Violent Femmes beginning May 28 hitting the mid-west, Toronto and the east coast, winding up this current leg on June 10 in New York City.

Formed in 1977, quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in the first wave of LA’s flourishing punk scene; becoming legendary leaders of a punk generation. Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978, followed by seven studio albums released from 1980-1993. X’s first two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift are ranked by Rolling Stone among the top 500 greatest albums of all time. Over the years, the band has released several critically acclaimed albums, topped the musical charts with regularity and performed their iconic hits on top television shows such as Letterman and American Bandstand. In 2017, the band celebrated their 40th anniversary in music with a Grammy Museum exhibit opening, a Proclamation from the City of Los Angeles and being honored at a Los Angeles Dodgers game, where Exene threw out the first pitch and John Doe sang the National Anthem.

The band continues to tour with the original line-up: Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake.

** April 25      The Wiltern               Los Angeles, CA (with Cracker – Los Angeles album celebration)

X and the Violent Femmes on tour:
May 28            The Palace                              Minneapolis, MN
May 29            Riverside                                 Milwaukee, WI
May 30            Radius                                     Chicago, IL
May 31            Royal Oak                                Detroit, MI
June 2              Danforth Music Hall                Toronto, ONT
June 4              House of Blues                        Boston, MA
June 5              MassMoCA/Hunter Theater    North Adams, MA
June 6              Stony Pony Summer Stage     Asbury Park, NJ
June 7              Anthem                                    Washington, DC
June 9              The Met                                   Philadelphia, PA
June 10            Pier 17                                     New York, NY


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