Tour Will See the Return of BILLY ZOOM to the Stage Following Cancer Treatment – Our Own “Xmas Miracle”
(Los Angeles – October 2015) 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. Opening on all dates, except for New Years Eve, will be Mike Watt and the Secondmen.
The BEST news on this year’s annual holiday tour?? Billy Zoom - the legendary guitarist for the seminal punk band, is planning to rejoin his longtime bandmates on stage, following his medical treatment for bladder cancer this past summer. When it was announced that Zoom would be sidelined his summer in order to undergo urgent treatment, his bandmates and X fans rallied around him, raising funds to help support Zoom and his family during the treatment process. Zoom is currently on break from the chemo treatment and ready to bring his infamous Cheshire grin back to stage left, where he belongs!
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.
“A Family X-Mas Tour” with Mike Watt & The Secondmen Nov 27 Casbah San Diego, CA Nov 28 Casbah San Diego, CA Dec 3 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA Dec 4 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA Dec 5 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA Dec 6 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA Dec 11 The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA Dec 15 The Independent San Francisco, CA Dec 16 The Independent San Francisco, CA Dec 18 Showbox Seattle, CA Dec 19 The Star Theatre Portland, OR Dec 20 The Star Theatre Portland, OR Dec 31 The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA