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Calexico Returning To New Zealand In January

Calexico Returning To New Zealand In January

Wednesday 7th November, 2018 9:19AM

Tex Mex desert noir post-rockers Calexico are bringing their spaghetti western epics back to Aotearoa in January, for a headline show at Auckland's Powerstation. The genre-mashing Tuscon, Arizona crew led by Joey Burns and John Convertino are touring this year's "family portrait"-themed collection The Thread That Keeps Us, their ninth studio album from an expansive and diverse career spanning over two decades of live shows and recordings. Last here two years back for an appearance at WOMAD festival 2016, punters will be treated to an intoxicating blend of surf / jazz / country at Calexico's one-off headline event this summer, here are the details...

UPDATE: Calexico have also announced a headline event at Wellington's The Opera House this January...

Tuesday 29th January - The Powerstation, Auckland
Wednesday 30th January - The Opera House, Wellington  

Tickets on sale from 2pm, Friday 9th November

Check out an animated lyric video for 'Under The Wheels' from this year's The Thread That Keeps Us...

Here's Calexico's timeless single 'Crystal Frontier' from 2000's Hot Rail...

Check out live footage of Calexico playing their signature cover of 'Alone Again Or' from 2003's Feast of Wire...

Press release:

Tex-Mex indie rockers CALEXICO are bringing their “desert noir” sound to New Zealand for the first time in four years, performing at the Powerstation in Auckland on January 29.

The Arizona-bred band are touring in support of their critically acclaimed ninth studio album, The Thread That Keeps Us, recorded on the coast of Northern California in a self-built studio from debris and shipyard-salvaged timber dubbed “the Phantom Ship”. Across countless collaborations, movie scores and soundtracks, band leaders Joey Burns and John Convertino alongside their Calexico band members seamlessly infuse their border sound of surf, jazz, country and spachetti western epics into an unpredictable and intoxicating sound.

“The intimacy and evocative atmosphere of previous releases has been retained, but there’s a fresh, barnstorming spirit brought by the team surrounding the core duo of Joey Burns and John Convertino” - INDEPENDENT UK

“By turns gentle and bold, traditional and boundary-pushing, The Thread That Keeps Us is another fine example of Calexico's ever-broadening horizons” - ALLMUSIC GUIDE


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Tue 29th Jan
The Powerstation, Auckland
Wed 30th Jan
The Opera House, Wellington

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