X-Mas With Family

Are you already dreaming of jingle bells, decking the halls and rocking around the Christmas tree?

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Sunset Strip Music Festival, The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, Calif.

Girls and boys who’ve been very good this year might just swing an early Christmas gift out of Santa – tickets to X’s annual holiday shows.

The band is hitting the road to spread some holiday cheer on the West Coast beginning in November and will be joined by longtime friends The Blasters for “A Family X-Mas.”

“The Blasters are our brothers, so what better way to spend the holidays then with family?  We are going to celebrate loud and proud, hope everyone will join us!” lead singer Exene Cervenka said.

The tour kicks off in Phoenix Nov. 29 and wraps with a New Year’s Eve concert in Dallas.

And if the shows are simply too far a trek, there are plenty of other gifts to delight the X fan on your list this holiday season.

Earlier this month, Rhino released a new digital box set of X’s classic catalog dubbed The X Collection: 1980-1987 and deluxe digital versions of classic albums including Los Angeles, Under The Big Black Sun and Wild Gift. Standard and deluxe versions of their albums More Fun In The Real World and Ain’t Love Grand will also be making their digital debut.

Here’s the schedule:

Nov. 29 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, Ariz.
Nov. 30 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson, Ariz.
Dec. 5 – Ventura Theatre, Ventura, Calif.
Dec. 6 – The Observatory, Santa Ana, Calif.
Dec. 7 – The Observatory, Santa Ana, Calif.
Dec. 8 – Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, Calif.
Dec. 12 – SLO Brewing Company, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Dec. 13 – The Fillmore, San Francisco, Calif.
Dec. 14 – Strummer’s, Fresno, Calif.
Dec. 19 – Roseland Theater, Portland, Ore.
Dec. 20 – El Corazon, Seattle, Wash.
Dec. 21 – El Corazon, Seattle, Wash.
Dec. 31 – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Dallas, Texas

For more information click here for X’s internet hangout and here for The Blasters’ online home.