X Continues Celebrating 40 Years

X is still rocking, 40 years after originally forming in 1976. The celebratory shows keep coming, with new dates booked in the regional Southwest and Southeast.

Rod Tanaka
– X
DJ Bonebreak, Exene Cervenka and John Doe) play Devore, Calif.

The first venue getting a taste of X is

X was founded in the fall of 1976 when guitarist Billy Zoom saw The Ramones and put an ad in the classifieds to try to form a band, and connected with bassist John Doe. 40 years later the band is still playing with its original membership of Doe, Zoom, founding drummer DJ Bonebreak and vocalist

“For a long time interviewers and X people we’ve met have asked us ‘Did you think when X started you’d still be playing together now?’ And our answer is surprisingly ‘No! Of course not!’ in 1976 I was 20; now I’m 60. How’s that for weird?” Cervenka said in a press release.

The band’s sound has evolved over the last 40 years, but the foundation is the power-chord driven style born from The Ramones and the vocals of Cervenka, one of early punk’s most notable female voices.

Here is where to see X in May:

May 1 – Albuquerque, N.M., The Historic El Rey Theater
May 3 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Diamond Ballroom
May 5 – Kansas City, Mo., Knuckleheads
May 6 – St. Louis, Mo., Delmar Hall
May 7 – Nashville, Tenn., City Winery Nashville
May 8 – Charlotte, N.C., Neighborhood Theatre
May 9 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle
May 11 – Saint Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 12 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Culture Room
May 13 – Orlando, Fla., The Beacham
May 14 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., State Theatre
May 16 – Atlanta, Ga., Hell At The Masquerade
May 18 – New Orleans, La., One Eyed Jacks
May 22 – Houston, Texas, The Heights Theater
May 23 – San Antonio, Texas, The Paper Tiger
May 24 – Austin, Texas, The Mohawk
May 25 – Dallas, Texas, The Kessler Theater 

Check with local venues for ticketing information. Learn more about the band at XTheBand.com.