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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

Feb 18 2022
DAVE & TIM RIVIERA MAYA
Cancún, Mexico
Feb 18 2022
DAVE & TIM RIVIERA MAYA
Cancún, Mexico
Apr 23 2022
Posthof Zeitkultur Am Hafen
Linz, Austria
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Apr 24 2022
Neue Theaterfabrik
Munich, ND
Apr 26 2022
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Roma, Italy
Apr 27 2022
Alcatraz
Milan, Italy
Apr 29 2022
Xtra
Zürich, Switzerland
Apr 30 2022
MuseumsQuartier
Wien, Austria
May 01 2022
Felsenkeller Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany
May 03 2022
Doornroosje
Nijmegen, Netherlands
May 05 2022
Konzerthaus Dortmund
Dortmund, Germany
May 06 2022
Tempodrom
Berlin, Bolivia
May 07 2022
E-Werk
Cologne, Haiti
May 08 2022
Fabrik
Hamburg, Germany
May 10 2022
Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 11 2022
den Atelier
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
May 12 2022
Le Trianon
Paris, France
May 13 2022
Ancienne Belgique
Brussels, Belgium
May 14 2022
O2 Forum Kentish Town
London, United Kingdom

News

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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05/11/2020

Joey Burns (Calexico) Livestream – Tuesday, May 12th!

Assembly Live: A Q&A With Calexico's Joey Burns 4pm ET https://www.instagram.com/consequence/

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