X guitarist Billy Zoom battling cancer, won’t be with the band on tour; City Winery shows will help benefit his medical bills
American punk icons X start their tour tonight (7/17) in Ridgefield, CT but unfortunately original guitarist Billy Zoom, who is battling bladder cancer, won't joining the band this time out. Instead guitarist Jesse Dayton (Waylon Jennings, Supersuckers) will be filling in tonight through the three NYC dates at City Winery (August 1-3). Remaining festival dates in August and September are yet to be determined. Tickets are still available to the City Winery shows and a portion of the proceeds will go to help cover Billy's medical expenses.
If you'd like to help out Billy directly, there's a Go-Fund-Me campaign. We wish you all the best, Billy.
All X dates are listed below...
X - 2015 Tour Dates
July 17 Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT
July 18 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
July 19 The State Theatre - Falls Church, VA
July 22 Music Box Supper Club Cleveland, OH
July 24 The Magic Bag - Ferndale, MI
July 26 City Winery - Chicago, IL
July 27 City Winery - Chicago, IL
July 28 City Winery - Chicago, IL
July 30 The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
Aug 1 City Winery - New York City, NY
Aug 2 City Winery - New York City, NY
Aug 3 City Winery - New York City, NY
Aug 8 Annenberg Space for Photography Los Angeles, CA (KCRW sponsored show)
Aug 28 Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
Sep 12 Hopscotch Fest - Raleigh, NC
Sep 19 KAABOO Fest - Del Mar, CA