Their first four albums had a hard-driving sound that occasionally flirted with rockabilly and blues; one critic suggests that X "were not just one of the greatest punk bands, but one of the greatest live rock acts of all time." By the time of their fifth album, Ain't Love Grand!, the band had taken a more mainstream hard rock-oriented direction, and began to appear on shows such as American Bandstand. X, however, had previously appeared on television for a 1984 performance on Late Night with David Letterman. [Wikipedia]

Last time members of legendary West Coast punk band X were in NYC town, it was just "Exene Cervenka and John Doe of X". They played shows at Joe's Pub and Music Hall of Williamsburg in January. Next time it will be the full band, at Bowery Ballroom, and for three nights in a row. Tickets for the May 29-31 shows go on sale Friday ($27 / $75 3 day ticket). All dates, and video from their recent appearance on Craig Ferguson, below...

X on Craig Ferguson - Oct 28, 2008

X - 2009 Tour Dates
April 9 - Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
April 10 - The Showbox, Seattle WA
April 11 - The Showbox, Seattle WA
April 14 - Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
April 15 - Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
April 19 - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
May 2009 - All Tomorrow's Parties Curated by The Breeders Festival, Minehead, UK
May 29 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
May 30 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
May 31 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY

John Doe - 2009 Tour Dates
February 28 - Largo, Los Angeles CA
March 5 - The Troubadour, Brisbane Australia
March 6 - Manning Bar At Sydney University, Sydney Australia
March 7 - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne Australia
March 8 - Golden Plains Festival. Melbourne Australia

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