The perennial L.A. punk-rockers, X, announce plans for their annual holiday run of shows this December.
X band members continue to keep busy in the off-time. John Doe's newest album "Keeper," his first solo album since the 2007 acclaimed "A Year in the Wilderness," was released on Yep Roc Records. Meanwhile, Exene released her latest solo album, "The Excitement of Maybe," on Bloodshot Records and has guested on a number of albums. Exene has also performed many solo shows, made live guest appearances and has been featured in art exhibits. While DJ continues to play with the Syncopators and his other band, The Stripminers (featuring Brett Anderson of the Donnas and Paul Stinson of The Radishes among others), Billy Zoom continues work at his custom amp shop and studio.
The L.A. punk scene in the late '70s saw its share of greatness, but few acts as talented as the now worldclass, live, rock & roll band X. Their 2008 "13-31" Tour across the U.S. was really 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 were able to help select each night's set list. 2010 saw Ray Manzarek of Doors fame and producer of the band's first four records join them on stage at Slim's for two very special performances of the album "Los Angeles."