X Announce Final Album and Farewell Tour, Share Video for New Song “Big Black X”: Watch

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X have announced a new album: Smoke & Fiction is out August 2 via Fat Possum. The full-length follows 2020’s Alphabetland and is billed as the Los Angeles punk group’s final album. Below, watch the music video for the new album’s lead single, “Big Black X.”

Along with their final album, X have announced a farewell tour. The shows begin in July and stretch into October. See X’s tour dates below.

X reconvened in 2020 for Alphabetland, their first new album since 1993’s Hey Zeus! and first with the group’s original lineup since 1985’s Ain’t Love Grand! The original X members—vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist and bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake—also made Smoke & Fiction, working again with Alphabetland producer Rob Schnapf.

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X: Smoke & Fiction

Smoke & Fiction:

01 Ruby Church
02 Sweet Til the Bitter End
03 The Way It Is
04 Flipside
05 Big Black X
06 Smoke & Fiction
07 Struggle
08 Winding Up the Time
09 Face in the Moon
10 Baby & All

X:

07-06 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
07-07 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge
07-09 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
07-10 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
07-12 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
07-13 Chicago, IL – Square Roots Festival
07-14 Berwyn, IL – FitzGerald’s
07-16 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple
07-17 Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
07-19 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
07-25 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
07-26 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
07-28 Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre
07-30 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
08-19 Menlo Park, CA – The Guild Theatre
08-20 Menlo Park, CA – The Guild Theatre
08-22 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
08-23 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
08-25 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
08-28 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
08-30 Denver, CO – Summit
09-01 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
09-22 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
09-23 Boston, MA – The Wilbur
09-25 Albany, NY – Empire Live
09-26 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
09-28 Falls Church, CA – State Theatre
10-01 Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
10-02 Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theater
10-03 New York, NY – Town Hall
10-05 Middletown, CT – Harbor Park
10-18 Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
10-19 San Antonio, TX – Empire Live
10-21 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10-22 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10-24 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
10-25 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
10-26 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
10-27 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10-29 Charlotte, NC – The Neighborhood Theatre
10-30 Columbia, SC – The Senate

X: The End Is Near ~ Smoke & Fiction Tour