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Artist Bio

Praised by NPR for their “sprawling, cross-cultural indie rock,” Calexico has spent the better part of the past three decades exploring the dusty musical borderlands of the American Southwest, crafting singular, cinematic songs as mysterious and magnificent as the arid desert landscapes that inspired them. Founded in Tucson, AZ, by guitarist/singer Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino, the band first emerged to widespread acclaim in the mid-1990s with a string of arresting, evocative records that blurred the lines between their roots, rock, and Latin influences, but it was 2003’s Feast of Wire that truly marked the duo’s commercial and critical breakthrough, earning them their first appearances on the Billboard charts and rave reviews everywhere from The Guardian to Pitchfork, who called the record “genuinely masterful.” In the years to come, Calexico would go on to release seven more similarly well-received studio albums that would help land them slots at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and Roskilde, alongside dates with the likes of Wilco, Pavement, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, and more. The Washington Post hailed the band’s live show as “near-flawless,” while The Chicago Tribune lauded the “vibrant” energy and “compelling conviction” of their performances, and WNYC marveled at the group’s ability to both “roar like Sonic Youth [and] whisper like Elliott Smith” onstage.

Throughout their career, Calexico’s chameleon-like gift for sonic shapeshifting has also made them highly sought after collaborators, both in the studio and on the road. In addition to releasing a pair of widely praised joint records with frequent tourmate Iron & Wine (the latest of which, Years To Burn, garnered two GRAMMY nominations), the band has worked with everyone from Willie Nelson and Jim James to Nancy Sinatra and Neko Case, produced and performed on Amos Lee’s #1 album Mission Bell, and scored multiple feature films.

Calexico’s 2018 album, The Thread That Keeps Us, marked the band’s highest charting collection to date and earned glowing reviews in both the US and abroad, with The Independent awarding the record five stars and NPR proclaiming that the music “carves out a landscape all its own.”

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Tour Dates

Mar 30 2023
Big Ears Festival 2023
Knoxville, TN
May 05 2023
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
Chandler, AZ
Jun 09 2023
STHLM Americana Festival 2023
Stockholm, Sweden
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Jun 10 2023
Malmo Americana 2023
Malmö, Sweden
Jun 11 2023
Oslo Americana 2023
Oslo, Norway
Jun 14 2023
Bergenfest 2023
Bergen, Norway
Jun 15 2023
Azkena Rock Festival 2023
Gasteiz / Vitoria, Spain
Jun 16 2023
Black Deer Festival 2023
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Jun 18 2023
Openluchttheater Rivierenhof
Antwerpen, Belgium
Jun 20 2023
Centralstation
Darmstadt, Germany
Jun 21 2023
Grote Zaal
Utrecht, Netherlands
Jun 22 2023
Serenadenhof Nürnberg
Nürnberg, Germany
Jun 23 2023
Tollhaus
Karlsruhe, Germany
Jun 24 2023
ulmer zelt
Ulm, Germany
Jun 25 2023
Kulturzelt
Kassel, Germany
Jan 13 2024
Calexico with the TSO
Tucson, AZ

News

04/08/2022

CALEXICO RELEASE WHIMSICAL AND BUOYANT NEW ALBUM ‘EL MIRADOR’ – OUT TODAY

Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Covertino are releasing their 10th studio album today, a luminous and hopeful record titled ‘El Mirador’. Listen to it HERE. EARLY PRAISE FOR ‘EL MIRADOR' “Richly cinematic and more eclectic than…

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12/04/2020

CALEXICO NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM ‘SEASONAL SHIFT’ OUT TODAY

CALEXICO RELEASE NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM  SEASONAL SHIFT TODAY, LISTEN NOW   WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR “HEART OF DOWNTOWN” FEAT. BOMBINO  Today Calexico is releasing Seasonal Shift, their first-ever holiday album. In honor of release day they have also shared a…

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10/30/2020

CALEXICO ANNOUNCE NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM, ‘SEASONAL SHIFT’ + NEW SONG, “HEAR THE BELLS”

CALEXICO ANNOUNCE NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM SEASONAL SHIFT   OUT DECEMBER 4 VIA CITY SLANG (EU) AND ANTI- (US), PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE    LISTEN TO “HEAR THE BELLS” "Remarkably consistent and prolific."- Salon   "Excellent...Calexico…

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