July 25th, 2009

Summer Update

Calexico at Benicassim 09

July 2009 European Tour went really well. No one got lost or left behind, stuck at any airports or gas stations. We were all really happy with the shows especially the collaborations with Vinicio Capossela, Lambchop, Chris Cacavas and Depedro. Italy was the biggest surprise with some of the most amazing venues; 8th Century Benedictine Abbey of St Mary in Sesto al Reghena and the Villa Arconati in Milano were sublime and left us speechless.

Best bands on the festival circuit goes out to The Notwist at Cactus Festival in Brugges, Portugal The Man in Feldkirch Austria’s Poolbar and TV on the Radio at Benicassim Festival in Spain. Best food hands down goes to Milano’s Arconati. One of the most impressive festivals was Duisburg’s Traumzeit set in a 19th Century factory compound beautifully converted into some of the most stunning visual settings we’ve seen.

The shows in Finland and Poland were also really special since we rarely, if ever, get to play there. On that note, we are all really looking forward to playing Budhapest and Tel Aviv in August. Thanks to all the people who came out, said hello at the merchandise stand and took photos. Here’s to a glorious end of July and see you all in August.