L.A. punk stalwarts X have announced a special 4-show engagement this July at Hollywood’s famous Roxy Theatre. Beginning on July 10th and continuing each night through July 13th, X will play their first four ground-breaking albums – in their entirety, presenting the songs & albums just as they were recorded.
Beginning with the band’s debut, Los Angeles, followed by Wild Gift (both of which appear on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time), Under the Big Black Sun and finally finishing the 4th night with More Fun in the New World the band will play for one hour, each night, rotating by album. A number of songs (“Bad Thoughts”, “Come Back to Me”) have never been performed live – they will all be performed that night! This also means, band members will play instruments you’ve never seen them play before – Billy on sax, DJ on vibes – it’s going to be four nights of special music not to be missed!
The last time X played the Roxy was in August of 2012 for the Sunset Strip Music Festival when Ray Manzarek joined them on-stage. The band, and album producer – Manzarek, recreated the magic of Los Angeles that night, making the show “powerful and full of meaningful moments” (LA Weekly, Aug. 8, 2012)
The L.A. punk scene in the late 70s saw its share of greatness, but few acts were as talented as the now world-class, live, rock & roll band X. Their 2008 “13-31” Tour across the U.S. was truly something special, celebrating the band’s 31st anniversary. 2009 shaped up to be just as amazing for the veteran rockers, with appearances at SXSW and Coachella Festivals, along with their own “X – TRL” Tour, where fans to helped select each night’s set list. In 2011, X celebrated the 31st anniversary of the legendary album, Los Angeles, one that not only defined their career, but an entire musical era as well. The band also celebrated the re-release of their landmark award winning rock-umentary, X: The Unheard Music. In August of last year, X performed as part of part of the Pershing Square live summer concert series. The show was hugely successful with crowd estimates topping 7,500, easily making it the most popular show the series has ever produced!
The original line-up of X remains John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.
X at The Roxy Theatre - 9009 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Thursday, July 10 X to play Los Angeles
Friday, July 11 X to play Wild Gift
Saturday, July 12 X to play Under the Big Black Sun
Sunday, July 13 X to play More Fun in the New World
In addition, X will be co-headlining the Orange County Fair on July 17th with Bad Religion.