Can you feel it? The excitement of live shows? Well, the curtain is about to drop and the wait is almost over! The post-lockdown era of music is upon us and we are screaming with anticipation for that first crash of drums, guitar and bass.
Fortunately for Orange County, legendary L.A. punk band X will kick things off with their first show of the year at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 1st.
Not only will they be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of their second album “Wild Gift,” the band is also expected to play songs from critically-acclaimed “Alphabetland,” the first new studio album from the band in 35 years. Released in April of 2020, the band was unable to perform any of the 11-song album live to the public due to the pandemic. In fact, the band has not performed publicly since the sold-out holiday shows in December 2019.
Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake are not only considered to be one of the greatest bands to come out of L.A., but one that has managed to keep its original lineup intact.
Joining X for the Pacific Amphitheatre show are the equally groundbreaking Southern California bands, Los Lobos from East-L.A., and The Blasters, a rockabilly group from Downey.
This show will be a celebration of the music these three iconic bands have been providing SoCal music-lovers for 40 years, plus a grand open-air emergence of the band’s lifelong friends and fans who have been forced to rely on the internet and YouTube for their live concert fix.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 29th at 10 a.m. and – bonus! – tickets include admission to the Orange County Fair.