X Announce Annual "A Family X-Mas" Holiday Tour

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 4:18 PM

Jesse Dayton Continues To Sit-In During Zoom’s Illness

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X - THE Los Angeles Punk Leaders have announced their annual Holiday “X-Mas” Shows! Beginning with two shows in San Diego the day after Thanksgiving. The band will follow up with four nights at The Roxy in Los Angeles and one more in OC before heading north. Shows are scheduled for San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, ending their holiday tour with a special New Year’s Eve show at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills.

As was previously announced, Billy Zoom - the legendary guitarist for the seminal punk band X is currently not touring with his bandmates as he continues his medical treatment for bladder cancer. Texas guitar player, Jesse Dayton (Waylon Jennings, Supersuckers) continues to graciously sit in for the iconic guitarist, while fans, friends and family await Zoom’s return to the stage, the date of which is yet to be determined.

Formed in 1977, X quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in LA's flourishing first wave punk scene. 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. While these songs were later re-recorded for their second album, the versions on Adult Books / We're Desperate reveal X's raw talent for totally sincere songwriting and stripped-down rock n' roll. This past April, the band re-issued that first single, in its original 7-inch format, as limited edition colored vinyl.

The original line-up of X remains John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake. Jesse Dayton fills in for Billy Zoom for now.

X Summer 2015 “How I Learned My Lesson Tour”

  • 8.28 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
  • 8.29 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
  • 9.1 - The Bottleneck - Kansas City, MO
  • 9.2 - The Duck Room - St. Louis, MO
  • 9.4 - House of Blue - New Orleans, LA
  • 9.5 - The Saturn - Birmingham, AL
  • 9.6 - City Winery - Nashville, TN
  • 9.8 - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
  • 9.9 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
  • 9.11 - Ramshead - Annapolis, MD
  • 9.12 - Hopscotch Festival - Raleigh, NC
  • 9.19 - KAABOO Festival - Del Mar, CA
“A Family X-Mas Tour”
  • 11.27 - Casbah - San Diego, CA
  • 11.28 - Casbah - San Diego, CA
  • 12.3 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
  • 12.4 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
  • 12.5 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
  • 12.6 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
  • 12.11 - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • 12.15 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
  • 12.16 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
  • 12.18 - Showbox - Seattle, CA
  • 12.19 - The Star Theatre - Portland, OR
  • 12.20 - The Star Theatre - Portland, OR
  • 12.31 - The Canyon Club - Agoura Hills, CA

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