L.A. punk icons X are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their classic debut album, Los Angeles, with a special show in their hometown on April 25 at The Wiltern. Cracker are also on the bill for that and tickets will be on sale soon.

After that, John Doe, Exene, DJ Bonebrake and Billy Zoom will take X on the road with their onetime Slash Records labelmates Violent Femmes for a co-headline summer tour. Stops include Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, North Adams, DC, and Philly and a big show at Colorado's Red Rocks where they'll both open for Big Head Todd & The Monsters. There are also two NYC-area shows: June 6 at The Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, NJ and Manhattan's Rooftop at Pier 17 on June 10. Tickets for the NYC-area shows -- and the whole tour -- go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 AM local, with band presales starting Wednesday (3/4) at 10 AM local.

Violent Femmes have dates before the tour with X, including an Australian tour this month and Los Angeles' Cruel World fest with Bauhaus, Echo & The Bunnymen, Blondie, Devo, Psychedelic Furs and more. All dates for both Violent Femmes and X are listed below.

In other 40th anniversary of classic L.A. punk albums, Circle Jerks just expanded their tour celebrating 40 years of Group Sex.


X - 2020 Tour Dates
April 25 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA with Cracker - Los Angeles album celebration
May 28 The Palace Minneapolis, MN w/ Violent Femmes
May 29 Riverside Milwaukee, WI w/ Violent Femmes
May 30 Radius Chicago, IL w/ Violent Femmes
May 31 Royal Oak Detroit, MI w/ Violent Femmes
June 2 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ONT w/ Violent Femmes
June 4 House of Blues Boston, MA w/ Violent Femmes
June 5 MassMoCA/Hunter Theater North Adams, MA w/ Violent Femmes
June 6 Stony Pony Summer Stage Asbury Park, NJ w/ Violent Femmes
June 7 Anthem Washington, DC w/ Violent Femmes
June 9 The Met Philadelphia, PA w/ Violent Femmes
June 10 Pier 17 New York, NY w/ Violent Femmes
June 13 red rocks amphitheatre morrison, co w/ big head todd and the monsters and violent femmes

Violent Femmes - 2020 Tour Dates
MAR 19 THU - odeon theatre - hobart, australia
MAR 20 FRI - forum theatre - melbourne, australia
MAR 21 SAT - sandstone rocks - sandstone point, australia
MAR 22 SUN - miami marketta - miami, australia
MAR 24 TUE - the opera house - wellington, new zealand
MAR 25 WED - logan campbell centre - auckland, new zealand
MAR 27 FRI - enmore theatre - newtown, australia
MAR 28 SAT - thebarton theatre - torrensville, australia
MAR 29 SUN - perth concert hall - perth, australia
APR 28 TUE - revention music center - the avett brothers - houston, tx, united states
APR 30 THU - austin360 amphitheater - the avett brothers - austin, tx, united states
MAY 1 FRI - irving music factory - the avett brothers - irving, tx, united states
MAY 2 SAT - cruel world fest - carson, ca, united states
MAY 28 THU - palace theatre with X - saint paul, mn, united states
MAY 29 FRI - riverside theater with X - milwaukee, wi, united states
MAY 30 SAT - radius chicago with X - chicago, il, united states
MAY 31 SUN - royal oak music theatre with X - detroit, mi, united states
JUN 2 TUE - the danforth music hall with X - toronto, on, canada
JUN 4 THU - house of blues boston with X - boston, ma, united states
JUN 5 FRI - massmoca / hunter theater with X - north adams, ma, united states
JUN 6 SAT - stony pony summer stage with X - asbury park, nj, united states
JUN 7 SUN - the anthem with X - washington, dc, united states
JUN 8 MON - the met philadelphia with X - philadelphia, pa, united states
JUN 10 WED - pier 17 with X - new york, ny, united states
JUN 13 SAT - red rocks amphitheatre - big head todd and the monsters - morrison, co, united states

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