X to play first four albums in full in July shows at the Roxy


X will play four nights at the Roxy in West Hollywood in July during which the veteran L.A. punk band will play each of its first four albums in their entirety on successive nights.

Starting July 10, X will play “Los Angeles,” followed by “Wild Gift” on July 11, “Under the Big Black Sun” on July 12 and “More Fun in the New World” on July 13. The group’s albums helped define West Coast punk rock in the 1980s.

Each night’s performance is expected to run about one hour. Some of the songs among those four albums have never been played live, and band members will present them on instruments they rarely use in concert, including guitarist Billy Zoom playing sax and drummer D.J. Bonebrake on vibes.


X played the “Los Angeles” album from beginning to end in 2012 as part of the Sunset Strip Music Festival and for which the band was accompanied by the album’s producer, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, not long before Manzarek died in 2013.

X is also slated to co-headline a concert with Bad Religion at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa on July 17.