Single News, Tour Dates — October 30, 2009 at 10:05 am

X to release Christmas single, play California holiday concerts in late December

X, circa late-'70s

Legendary L.A. punk act X will celebrate the holidays this year by releasing a Christmas single — just like Ministry’s Al Jourgensen! — and performing four festive California concerts in late December.

The band’s original lineup — John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake — convened in August in Los Angeles to record a pair of Xmas chestnuts, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Jingle Bells,” to be released around Thanksgiving as a “digital 45.”

Then, in December, the band is slated to play its second-annual slate of “X-Mas Celebration” concerts on Dec. 19 in Los Angeles (with Calexico opening), Dec. 29 in Sacramento and Dec. 30 and 31 in San Francisco. (See full tour details below.)

The December gigs follow a busy year for X, in which it toured the U.S., and during which Cervenka announced she suffers from multiple sclerosis and released a new solo album, Somewhere Gone. And there are even rumblings of a new X album.

See X’s holiday tour dates after the jump…

X tour dates:

Dec. 19: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Dec. 29: Harlow’s, Sacramento, CA
Dec. 30: Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
Dec. 31: Slim’s, San Francisco, CA


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