January 27th, 2015



Today we are very excited to announce the details of our new record Edge of the Sun, which will be released on April 14th.  After writing in Mexico City, we returned to Tucson to record at Wavelab Studios where Joey, John, Calexico’s own Sergio Mendoza and Craig Schumacher produced the album.  This is the most collaborative work in the band’s history, with guest musicians ranging from Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) and Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) to Gaby Moreno and members of the Greek instrumental group Takim.  Here is the song “Cumbia de Donde,” which features Carla Morrison:

In other exciting news, we are in the middle of rehearsals and will be playing our first show of the Edge of The Sun tour at Celtic Connections this Sunday.  We have a full European tour in April and May, as well as three German dates already announced for October, including Calexico’s biggest headline show to date in Berlin.  US tour dates will be announced very soon.

You can pre-order the album from Anti- in N. American here and from City Slang for Europe here.

All our best from Tucson and hope to see you on the road soon,

John, Joey and all in Calexico

November 11th, 2014



Hey everyone,

We know it’s been quiet on the Calexico news front for some time now, but today we are excited to let you know that we are in the final stages of recording and mixing our new album.  Over the past year, the band spent time in Mexico City writing, and then returned to our beloved Wavelab Studio in Tucson to record with our longtime collaborators, Craig Schumacher and Chris Schultz.  The album will feature some of our favorite and most gifted friends as guest musicians.  More details and music will be forthcoming soon, but until then we will leave you with our other very exciting news: April 2015 will see the first Calexico tour of Europe to support the new album.  All dates and ticket links are highlighted below and shows will be on sale by Friday at noon.  We can’t wait to return to Europe to share the new music with you.

Warm wishes from Tucson

John, Joey and all in Calexico

14 Apr – COPENHAGEN @ AMAGER BIO: http://bit.ly/calexicocopenhagen

15 Apr – HAMBURG @ GROSSE FREIHEIT: http://bit.ly/calexicogermany

16 Apr – AMSTERDAM @ PARADISO: http://bit.ly/calexicoparadiso

17 Apr – EINDHOVEN @ EFFENAAR: http://bit.ly/calexicoeindhoven

18 Apr – BERLIN @ HEIMATHAFEN: http://bit.ly/calexicogermany

20 Apr – COLOGNE @ E-WERK: http://bit.ly/calexicogermany

21 Apr – MUNICH @ MUFFATHALLE: http://bit.ly/calexicogermany

22 Apr – ZURICH @ VOLKSHAUS: http://bit.ly/calexicozurich

23 Apr – MILAN @ FABRIQUE: http://bit.ly/calexicoitaly

25 Apr – LUXEMBOURG @ ATELIER: http://bit.ly/calexicolux

26 Apr – PARIS @ TRIANON: http://bit.ly/1wO5v1X

27 Apr – BRUSSELS @ ANCIENNE BELGIQUE: http://bit.ly/calexicoab

28 Apr – LONDON @ O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE: http://bit.ly/calexicolondon

30 Apr – MANCHESTER @ THE ALBERT HALL: http://bit.ly/calexicomanchester

01 May – LIVERPOOL @ LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL: http://bit.ly/calexicoliverpool

02 May – BELFAST @ THE LIMELIGHT: http://bit.ly/calexicoie

04 May – DUBLIN @ OLYMPIA THEATRE: http://bit.ly/calexicoie

July 7th, 2014


Exciting news! We are half-way through recording music for a new record. John and Joey went to Coyoacán, one of the oldest neighborhoods near Mexico City, with Sergio and spent some time writing before coming back to Tucson to record at Wavelab. You can follow our progress on Instagram here.

We will take a break from recording to tour Europe for three weeks this month playing shows in and around the Mediterranean. We look forward to visiting Austria, Greece, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy. Visit the tour page for all the details and we hope to see you out on the road!

Finally, we are having a sale in the Calexico store. There’s plenty of tour only albums, t-shirts, calendars and posters.

See you soon,

February 5th, 2014


Joey, Jacob and Michael joined Neko Case on CONAN last night to perform “Ragtime” off of her Grammy nominated album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You.  Check it out below!