X Celebrating 40th Anniversary With X-Mas Shows


Punk icons X have announced that they will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year with the launch of their annual Christmas shows dubbed the X-Mas 40th Anniversary Celebration.

According to the announcement, "The show will be a history lesson for X fans - the music will tell the story from then to now with a different support band each night, including: Chris Shiflett, The Blasters, Mike Watt & The Secondmen, Small Wigs, Skating Polly, Tripwires and LP3 & The Tragedy."

X's Exene Cervenka had the following to say, "For a long time interviewers and X people we've met have asked us did you think when X started you'd still be playing together now? And our answer is surprisingly - No! Of course not!

"In 1976 I was 20; now I'm 60. How's that for weird?! DJ Bonebrake, Billy Zoom, John Doe and Exene Cervenka are STILL together! We are still touring, and guess what? We now have Billy Zoom on saxophone, DJ on vibes! We added another fine musician, Craig Packham to fill in on drums and rhythm guitar to make that happen. Our harmonies are somewhat perfected, our souls are still in- tact, and against all odds, maladies and distractions, all the setbacks and obstacles- we are still here!

"Just some friendly advice- you should probably come see us play while you still have the chance. Not that X is going away anytime soon! A couple weeks ago we were in the van coming home from a show, and started talking about this very exciting 40th Anniversary year coming up. Then Billy said: 'That's nice. What are we doing for our 50th anniversary?' Aren't you glad X is still around? I am!"

X 40th Anniversary X-Mas Shows:
10/21/16 Rock Hall of Fame Cleveland, OH Johnny Cash Event
11/27/16 The Crocodile Seattle WA W/Skating Polly
11/28/16 The Crocodile Seattle WA W/The Blasters
11/29/16 The Crocodile Seattle WA W/Small Wigs
11/30/16 The Crocodile Seattle WA W/Tripwires
12/02/16 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR W/Small Wigs Skating Polly
12/04/16 Ace of Spades Sacramento CA W/Small Wigs
12/05/16 The Ritz San Jose, CA W/Small Wigs
12/06/16 Strummers Fresno CA W/Small Wigs
12/08/16 The Independent San Francisco CA W/Mike Watt & The Secondmen
12/09/16 The Independent San Francisco CA W/Small Wigs
12/10/16 The Independent San Francisco CA W/LP3 & The Tragedy
12/11/16 The Independent San Francisco CA W/Blasters
12/15/16 The Casbah San Diego, CA W/Mike Watt & The Secondmen
12/16/16 The Casbah San Diego, CA W/Blasters
12/17/16 The Casbah San Diego, CA W/Small Wigs
12/18/16 The Casbah San Diego, CA W/Chris Shiflett
12/28/16 The Roxy Hollywood, CA W/Mike Watt & The Secondmen
12/29/16 The Roxy Hollywood, CA W/Blasters
12/30/16 The Roxy Hollywood, CA W/Small Wigs
12/31/16 The Roxy Hollywood, CA W/Chris Shiflett


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