The band’s early days featured then 15-year-olds Herrera along with drummer Yuri Ruley and guitarist Andy Husted forming a group called Magnified Plaid in 1992 (Husted left in 1995 and was replaced by Tom Wisniewski). The evolution of the name into the familiar moniker we all know and love came about when a limited amount of space on a show poster forced Ruley to abbreviate the band’s name as “M.P.” However, Ruley used “X’s” instead of periods, and the band’s new name was born.

Announced earlier this year, the anniversary tour begins near the band’s hometown of Bremerton, Wash., when MXPX plays Seattle’s El Corazon, May 26. Other west coast dates include two gigs at Anaheim’s House Of Blues June 29-30 and Plymouth, Calif., at JoshuaFest at the Amador County Fairgrounds Aug. 31.

The band will also hit a couple of east coast cities, playing New York’s Best Buy Theater July 6 and Philadelphia at the Trocadero Theatre July 7. I Am The Avalanch and Gasoline Heart appear on the east coast shows.

Herrera will be busy as well, playing a string of Vans Warped Tour dates in California in late June. Appearing on the tour’s “Acoustic Basement Stage,” Herrera will appear on Warped in Irvine at Great Park June 21; Pomona at Fairplex June 22; San Francisco’s AT&T Park (Lot A) June 23 and the Ventura County Fairgrounds at Seaside Park June 24.

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