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Alejandro Escovedo Debut New Zealand Tour Announced

Alejandro Escovedo Debut New Zealand Tour Announced

Tuesday 20th November, 2018 12:00PM

Legendary Mexican-American songwriter Alejandro Escovedo is heading to Aotearoa for the first time ever this March, for special headline events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Hailed by No Depression magazine in 1998 as their Artist Of The Decade, the award-winning musical troubadour has been recording and touring since the 70s. He's shared stages with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, John Prine and John Cale, while songs from his extensive back catalogue have been covered by such significant figures as Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams, Cowboy Junkies, and Calexico. Escovedo is touring in celebration of his passionate new immigration-themed album The Crossing, scope out the details here...

Alejandro Escovedo

Friday 15th March - Tuning Fork, Auckland
Saturday 16th March - Caroline, Wellington
Sunday 17th March - Blue Smoke, Christchurch*

Tickets available via UTR from 10.00am, Thursday 22nd November*

Watch superb live footage of Alejandro Escovedo playing 'Sally Was A Cop' from 2012's Big Station...

Listen to 'Something Blue' from this year's album The Crossing...

Here's Escovedo's popular single 'I Was Drunk' from 1999's Bourbonitis Blues...

Press release:

Recipient of the AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION'S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, the Austin Music Award's TOWNES VAN ZANDT SONGWRITER AWARD and NO DEPRESSION magazine's ARTIST OF THE DECADE, the legendary Mexican-American singer-songwriter will tour on back of acclaimed new immigration-themed album The Crossing.

Alejandro (pronounced Al-e-han-dro) Escovedo is one of the most acclaimed songwriters of his generation. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams, Cowboy Junkies, and Calexico, and he's shared stages with everyone from Bruce Springsteen to John Prine to REM's Peter Buck to the Velvet Underground's John Cale. Legendary Bowie and T.Rex producer Tony Visconti has produced three of his albums.

A troubadour-like figure with an ever-expanding clutch of classic and evocative songs, Alejandro Escovedo first came to attention in Australia as a member of Austin-based-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File, whose Slash Records debut Sundown found a home in many Australian record collections in the early ‘80s cowpunk days.

Alejandro's latest album, The Crossing, released in September 2018 on Yep Roc and one of the most acclaimed of his career, looks at matters of immigration and the broken Promised Land that is America with the lyricism that Alejandro is known for. American Songwriter has called the album “one of the most passionate, relevant, politically charged and personal projects he has released in a career pushing 40 years."


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Alejandro Escovedo
Fri 15th Mar 8:00pm
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Alejandro Escovedo
Sat 16th Mar 8:00pm
Caroline, Wellington
Alejandro Escovedo - Cancelled
Sun 17th Mar 6:00pm
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch