X Announces South American Tour with Pearl Jam

X, giants of the L.A. punk-rock scene, have announced plans for their first-ever South American tour. The band will visit Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico City this November as they tour with Pearl Jam.

As previously reported, X will take to the road in September for a series of dates across the U.S. on a Los Angeles Tour, in honore of the 31st anniversary of their seminal Los Angeles album.

Starting in Philadelphia at Riot Fest East on September 24, the band will wind their way to New Orleans for VooDoo Fest on October 29 before heading to South America. On their return, the band will performs out West before finishing off with their annual December Holiday Shows. Dates TBA shortly.

In other X news, John Doe’s new album, Keeper, his first solo album since 2007's A Year in the Wilderness, will be released August 30 on Yep Roc Records. Exene released her latest solo album, The Excitement of Maybe, this past spring and has guested on a number of albums.

The L.A. punk scene in the late 70s saw its share of greatness, but few acts as talented as the now world-class, live, rock & roll band X. Their 2008 “13-31” Tour across the U.S. was really something special, celebrating the band’s 31st anniversary. 2009 shaped up to be just as amazing for the veteran rockers, with appearances at SXSW and Coachella Festivals, along with their own “X – TRL” Tour, where fans were able to help select each night’s set list. 2010 saw Ray Manzarek of Doors fame and producer of the band’s first four records join them on stage in San Francisco for two very special performances of the Album Los Angeles.

The original line-up of X is John Doe, Exene, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake.

The X exclusive Los Angeles itinerary is:

  • September 24 Philadelphia PA Riot Fest East – Penn’s Landing
  • September 25 Asbury Park NJ Stone Pony
  • September 26 Annapolis MD Ramshead Tavern
  • September 27 Alexandria VA Birchmere
  • September 28 OFF
  • September 29 Hoboken, NJTBD
  • September 30 New York NY Irving Plaza
  • October 01 New York NY Irving Plaza
  • October 02 Boston, MA Paradise
  • October 03 OFF
  • October 04 Cleveland OH Beachland
  • October 05Chicago IL Bottom Lounge
  • October 06 Minneapolis MN Cabooze
  • October 07 OFF
  • October 08 Denver CO Summit Music Hall
  • October 29 New Orleans LAVooDoo Fest

X with Pearl Jam in South America itinerary is:
November 4Brazil, Sao PauloMorumbi Stadium (cap. 66,000)
November 5 OFF
November 6Brazil, Rio de JaneiroApoteose (cap. 35,000)
November 7 OFF
November 8OFF
November 9Brazil, CuritibaEstadio do Parana Clube (cap. 30,300)
November 10OFF
November 11 Brazil, Porto Alegre Zequinha Stadium (cap. 30,300)
November 12OFF
November 13Argentina, Buenos AiresLa Plata Stadium ( cap. 44,000)
November 14OFF
November 15OFF
November 16 Chile, Santiago,Estadio Monumental (cap. 60,000)
November 17 OFF
November 18 Peru, LimaEstadio San Marcos (cap. 45,000)
November 19 OFF
November 20 Costa Rica, San JoseEstadio Nacional (cap. 26,000)
November 21OFF
November 22OFF
November 23OFF
November 24Mexico City Foro Sol (cap 50000)

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.