Calexico’s performance on Mountain Stage will air all week beginning today. You can find local stations and airtimes here. Other performers include Camper Van Beethoven, Bahamas and Bonnie Prince Billy. You can also stream the entire set from NPR.com HERE.
SPIRITOSO will be released on limited edition vinyl for RECORD STORE DAY 2013 on April 20th. The album includes songs from ALGIERS as well as the Calexico catalog recorded live in Germany in June 2012 with the Radio Symphonic Orchestra Vienna and the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg. Find your local participating record store here and check out the recording of “Para” in the video below:
The tracklist for SPIRITOSO is as follows:
1. Frontera /Trigger *
2. Epic **
3. The News About William **
4. Black Heart **
5. Minas de Cobre **
6. Inspiracion **
7. Two Silver Trees **
8. Para *
9. Quattro (World Drifts In) **
10. Crystal Frontier **
11. The Vanishing Mind *
12. Fortune Teller **
* Live with the Radio Symphonic Orchestra Vienna
** Live with the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Today we are excited to announce that Calexico will be playing a short headline tour in North America in June. These dates will include previously announced festivals BONNAROO, WAKARUSA and NELSONVILLE.
We will be running a special fan pre-sale for these headline dates beginning TODAY Wednesday, February 20th at 10AM local time HERE. General on-sale for tickets begin Friday, February 22nd at 10AM local time HERE. The dates are listed below – support for the headline dates will be announced shortly.
2013 SUMMER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
3/24/13 — Tucson, AZ @ FESTIVAL EN EL BARRIO – TICKETS
4/28/13 — New Orleans, LA @ NEW ORLEANS JAZZFEST – TICKETS
5/30/13 — Ozark, AR @ WAKARUSA FESTIVAL – TICKETS
5/31/13 — Iowa City, IA @ The Englert – TICKETS
6/01/13 –Nelsonville, OH@ NELSONVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL – TICKETS
6/03/13 — Chicago, IL @City Winery – TICKETS
6/04/13 — Detroit, MI@ The Magic Stick – TICKETS
6/06/13 – Tarrytown, NY @ TarrytownMusic Hall – TICKETS
6/07/13 — Portland, ME@ Port City Music Hall — TICKETS
6/08/13 – Pawtucket, RI @The Met — TICKETS
6/09/13 — Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall at Babeville — TICKETS
6/11/13 — Montreal, QC@ Corona – TICKETS
6/13/13 — Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue – TICKETS
6/14/13 — Manchester, TN @ BONNAROO – *ON SALE SAT FEB 23rd
Calexico will play the FESTIVAL EN EL BARRIO to benefit KXCI Community Radio again this year with Rebirth Brass Band, our own Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Heartless Bastards and more. The event will take place Sunday, March 24th beginning at 1PM in El Presidio Neighborhood near the Tucson Museum of Art. Calexico has played this benefit every year since 2001!! Tickets available HERE now.
You can now download “Fortune Teller” from the band’s recent World Cafe performance. The song is from a new, free collection of Cafe performances available for a very limited time during the month of February. Each weekday during the month World Cafe will offer one free song from a recent session, however the collection will only be available until March 1st. Go here to download tracks from Lord Huron, Allen Stone and others.
“Maybe on Monday” is WXRT Chicago’s Free Download of the day – get it here!
Calexico will be returning to New Orleans to play New Orleans Jazzfest this year! The band plays Sunday, April 29th. Tickets are on sale now here.