X To Tour.


The punk scene of Los Angeles in the late 70s saw its share of great acts rise up out of the streets, but few were as talented and durable as X. They were the quintessential L.A. punk rockers that have become a world-class rock & roll band. Now, X is back out on tour in 2008 with something really special; the original line-up of John Doe, Exene, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake are set to rock again in the 13-31 Tour across the U.S.A.

X was formed in 1977 when Billy Zoom and John Doe placed virtually identically worded ads in the same paper on the same day looking to start a band. Exene soon followed, and once DJ was found the band was complete.

Discovered by ex-Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, the band went on to record such landmark albums as Los Angeles in 1980, the similarly punked-up Wild Gift in 1981, and Under The Big Black Sun in 1982. Under The Big Black Sun began what would be a long career in merging hard rock, country, Americana, and folk into their fiery mix.

Building on the success of their last national outing, the As the World Burns Tour in 2006, X is starting off the first leg of their 13-31 Tour in March 2008 at the famed SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. A specially selected show will be taped for a one hour special on DirecTV.

The members of X have been working hard in their own rites and are incredibly relevant in today's music scene. Doe tours constantly. Yep Roc released his A Year in the Wilderness in June 2007, and in between recording and touring he manages to have an acting career. Exene fronts her band, The Original Sinners, as well as extending her voice into the spoken word performance world. D.J. keeps his days filled as a recording session musician and heading up two bands, The Bonebrake Syncopators and Orchestra Superstring, while Zoom produces recordings for other bands, designs amps and guitars.

The X exclusive club date itinerary is:

March 13
House of Blues
Dallas TX

March 14
Austin TX

March 15
Austin TX

March 17
Sauget IL

March 18
Vogue Theatre
Indianapolis IN

March 19
Chicago IL

March 21
Madison WI

March 22
Minneapolis MN

March 25
Bluebird Theater
Denver CO

March 26
Belly Up
Aspen CO

March 28
Big Easy
Boise ID

March 29
Crystal Ballroom
Portland OR

March 30
Seattle WA

March 31
Seattle WA

April 9
San Diego CA

April 10
Henry Fonda Theatre
Los Angeles CA

April 12
House Of Blues
Las Vegas NV

More dates TBA

Material: MAD Ink, PR via: myspace.com/13x69