X RETURNS TO DETROIT ON MAY 21
Los Angeles (1980), Wild Gift (1981), Under The Big Black Sun (1982) and More Fun In The New
World (1983) were re-released earlier this year. In addition, the band recently re-entered the recording
studio for the first time since 1984. In two days, five songs were recorded with producer Rob Schnapf; release plans are pending.
Formed in 1977, X quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in the first wave of LA's
flourishing punk scene; becoming legendary leaders of a punk generation. 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, followed by seven studio albums released from 1980-1993. X's first two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift are ranked by Rolling Stone among the top 500 greatest albums of all time. Over the years, the band has released several critically-acclaimed albums, topped the musical charts with regularity and performed their iconic hits on top television shows such as Letterman and American Bandstand. In 2017, the band celebrated their 40th anniversary in music with a Grammy Museum exhibit opening, a Proclamation from the City of Los Angeles and being honored at a Los Angeles Dodgers game, where Exene threw out the first pitch and John Doe sang the National Anthem. The band continues to tour with the original line-up.
Opening the show is are indie pop band Skating Polly from Oklahoma. Exene Cervenka was
instrumental in helping the band and producing their second album after the band approached her
after a concert. The women struck up a friendship that led to the musical collaboration. This is the
second time the line-up of the two bands have toured together and played Detroit.
The show will take place at El Club located at 4114 Vernor Hwy in Detroit. 313-279-7382. The show is all ages and tickets are available at this link: www.elclubdetroit.com/listing
For more info on X check out their official website: www.xtheband.com