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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

May 23 2024
Mohawk Austin
Austin, TX
Jun 01 2024
Levitt Pavilion: Calexico with The PlainsSong Symphony Orchestra
Denver, CO
Jul 04 2024
Pistoia Blues Festival
Pistoia, Italy
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Jul 05 2024
St. James's Palace
Fiumazzo, Italy
Jul 06 2024
Festival Musiques en Stock 2024
Scionzier, France
Jul 07 2024
Bierhübeli
Berne, Switzerland
Jul 10 2024
La rambleta
València, Spain
Jul 12 2024
San Javier Jazz Festival
San Javier, Spain
Jul 13 2024
Cruïlla Festival
Barcelona, Spain
Jul 15 2024
Venue TBA
Milan, Italy
Jul 17 2024
Piazza Castello (Folkest)
Udine, Italy
Jul 18 2024
Acoustic Lakeside 2024
Sittersdorf, Austria
Jul 18 2024
Donaubühne
Tulln, Austria
Jul 19 2024
Poolbar Festival 2024
Feldkirch, Austria
Jul 22 2024
Openluchttheater Caprera Bloemendaal
Bloemendaal, Netherlands
Jul 23 2024
Capitol Hannover
Hanover, Germany
Jul 24 2024
Zelt-Musik-Festival Freiburg - Festivalbüro
Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany
Jul 26 2024
Burg Herzberg Festival 2024
Breitenbach Am Herzberg, Germany
Jul 28 2024
Zitadelle Petersberg
Erfurt, Germany

News

03/15/2023

CALEXICO ANNOUNCE ‘FEAST OF WIRE’: 20TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION + TOUR DATES

Calexico announce Feast of Wire 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition available May 26th via City Slang and Quarterstick Records Original album remastered as 2xLP at 45 RPM • Now with Bonus Track “Alone Again Or”…

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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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