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?! DJ Bonebrake, Billy Zoom, John Doe and Exene Cervenka are STILL together! We are still touring, and guess what? We now have Billy Zoom on saxaphone, DJ on vibes! We added another fine musician, Craig Packham to fill in on drums and rhythm guitar to make that happen. Our harmonies are somewhat perfected, our souls are still in tact, and against all odds, maladies and distractions, all the set backs and obstacles- we are still here! Just some friendly advice- you should probably come see us play while you still have the chance. Not that X is going away anytime soon! A couple weeks ago we were in the van coming home from a show, and started talking about this very exciting 40th Anniversary year coming up. Then Billy said: " That's nice. What are we doing for our 50th anniversary?" Aren't you glad X is still around? I am!

--Exene

LA punk icons X are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and the original lineup will be on tour soon. The tour wraps up on the East Coast, including a NYC show at Stage 48 on September 21. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, April 7 at 1 PM.

All dates, which include a stop at the 2017 Burger Boogaloo, are listed below.

X's John Doe & Exene Cervenka are also opening the first leg of the Blondie/Garbage tour this year.

X - 40th Anniversary tour dates
5/1/2017 Albequerque, NM Historic El Rey Theater
5/3/2017 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
5/5/2017 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads
5/6/2017 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
5/7/2017 Nashville, TN City Winery
5/8/2017 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theater
5/9/2017 Carborro, NC Cat's Cradle
5/11/2017 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater
5/12/2017 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
5/13/2017 Orlando, FL Beacham Theater
5/14/2017 St. Petersburg, FL State Theater
5/16/2017 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
5/18/2017 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
5/22/2017 Houston, TX Heights Theater
5/23/2017 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
5/24/2017 Austin, TX Mohawk
5/25/2017 Dallas, TX The Kessler
7/2/2017 Oakland, CA Burger Boogaloo - Mosswood Park
8/18/2017 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
9/6/2017 Las Vegas, NV The Brooklyn Bowl
9/8/2017 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
9/9/2017 Denver, CO The Summit
9/11/2017 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
9/13/2017 Minneapolis, MN First Ave
9/14/2017 Milwaukee, WI TBA
9/15/2017 Chicago, IL TBA
9/16/2017 Detroit, MI El Club
9/17/2017 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
9/19/2017 Portland, ME The Port City Music Hall
9/20/2017 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
9/21/2017 New York, NY Stage48
9/22/2017 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
9/23/2017 Falls Church, VA The State Theatre
9/25/2017 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
9/26/2017 Kent, OH The Kent Stage
9/27/2017 Columbus, OH Skully's Music Diner