Los Angeles punk veterans X have announced a handful of December tour dates in California. The band's second "Merry Xmas" show takes place on December 19th in LA with guests Calexico. Dates in Sacramento and San Francisco to follow. Keeping with the holiday theme, the group recently convened at guitarist Billy Zoom's studio to record their versions of the standards "Santa Claus is coming to Town" and "Jingle Bells." Expect them to be available this Thanksgiving as a "digital 45."
X has had a busy year. Frontman John Doe recently released his Country Club collaboration with Toronto's The Sadies. Exene Cervenka was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but regardless put out a new solo record Somewhere Gone on Bloodshot Records. The band performed at Coachella in April, England's All Tomorrow's Parties in May, and on an all-requests tour earlier this year.
|12/19||Los Angeles, CA||The Wiltern|
|12/30||San Francisco, CA||Slim's|
|12/31||San Francisco, CA||Slim's|