X Closeout Tour In Southwest
2012-08-27 by John Cruz | 1 Comments
Hot on the heels of their opening spot on Pearl Jam's recent stadium outing in Europe, X are closing out the summer with two theater shows in Orange County, California. After a triumphant stand this month at The Sunset Strip Music Festival as well as festival spots in Philly and Ventura County Ca, the shows are bound to be hot.

Joining Pearl Jam in South America for a summer tour in 2011, lead singer and long time X fan Eddie Vedder didn't have to think long before signing up the band for the opening slot on Pearl Jam's trek across Europe this past spring. These last two outings are not the first time X has opened for Pearl Jam, the last being way back on PJ's Vitalogy Tour. But it is the first time the original X line up featuring guitarist Billy Zoom has toured with PJ and crew. And that made these gigs all the more special for Vedder as he joined the band onstage every night with an encore of the X classic Devil Doll.

However stadiums and festivals are not ideal venues to witness one of the best live bands in all of rock 'n roll. Sounding better then ever in their mid 50's and in performance showing no signs of age or slowing down, singer and songwriter John Doe says the secret to the band's longevity is simple: play the songs as they were intended to be played. Loud and with fury and heart. Pretty good recipe for an aging musical trio such as singer and bassist Doe, drummer DJ BoneBrake, and guitarist Billy Zoom. Along with singer Exene Cervenka, of course. It's simple music, no need for tricks.

So with that in mind rock 'n roll fans I urge you to get out and see X live before they keel over or singer Exene expires from her MS. After the two Orange County gigs in Santa Ana this Friday and Saturday, X will take a well deserved two month break before hitting the stage in early November in Dallas TX and Austin. After that it's another short break before X finish a very active year with the now traditional "X-Mas" tour which runs from early December and on through New Years Eve. Check your local concert info for times and dates in your area.
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Storm In A Teacup
August 27th 2012
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