Calexico For Nov. U.S. Tour


Knocking the critics
dead with the
Carried To Dust album.


By Fred Mills



BLURT’s cover stars of our July digital magazine Calexico
head off to Europe next week for a three week tour, then they’ll be back in the
States for a three-week American trek that starts Nov. 7 in Austin. Their new
album Carried To Dust has been making
some strong showings, chart-wise, debuting at #98 on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart as well as nothing #12 on Amazong
digital and #29 at iTunes.



In our September digital magazine, we reviewed the album




On 2006’s Garden Ruin,
Calexico shifted gears: they downplayed their widescreen Southwestern sound in
favor of more traditional alt-country arrangements and song structures. Carried To Dust suggests that that move
was a diversion rather than a development, and that’s just fine. Over the
course of their career Joey Burns and John Convertino have created a readily
identifiable blend of mariachi, spaghetti western, ambling country and desert
blues, and Dust is another version of
its perfection. And because the songwriting is so tight and focused, it may
even be its apotheosis. Dust doesn’t
play as a concept record, but hints of a narrative about a writer on a journey
link the songs. Burns and Convertino relish collaboration, and in addition to
their regular bandmates, they bring in friends to supplement and enlarge the
songs, among them Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam and Spanish singer Amparo Sanchez.
Dust is a return but it’s no




Start marking your calendars now….




Calexico Tour Dates:


October 9 – Columbiahalle – Berlin, Germany (w/ Boban i
Marko Markovic Orkestar)
October 10 – E-Werk – Koln, Germany
October 11 – Forum – London, UK
October 13 – AB – Brussels, Belgium
October 14 – La Cigale – Paris, France
October 15 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
October 16 – Muffathalle – Munich, Germany
October 17 – Volkshaus – Zurich, Switzerland
October 18 – Rolling Stone – Milan, Italy
October 19 – Mousonturm – Frankfurt, Germany
October 21 – Gasometer – Vienna, Ausria (w/ Lambchop)
October 22 – Alter Schlachthof – Dresden, Germany
October 24 – Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark
October 25 – Nalen – Stockholm, Sweden
October 26 – Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway


Friday, November 7 – Antone’s – Austin, TX
Saturday November 8 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Sunday November 9 – Duck Room – St. Louis, MO
Monday, November 10 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Wednesday November 12 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Thursday November 13 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Friday November 14 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Saturday November 15 – The Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY
Sunday November 16 – Somerville Theater – Somerville, MA
Monday, November 17 – Le National – Montreal, QC
Tuesday, November 18 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Thursday, November 20 – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
Friday, November 21 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Saturday, November 22 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, November 23 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Monday, November 24 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
Tuesday, November 25 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM



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