The alternative-country outfit known as Calexico have announced a 2018 North American tour scheduled for this spring in support of their upcoming ninth studio album, The Thread That Keeps Us. Revealed on Tuesday afternoon, the 15-show tour will see members Joey Burns, John Convertino and the rest of their live band playing across the central and eastern U.S. beginning on April 19 in El Paso and wrapping just under a month later on May 8 in Nashville.
The start of their springtime tour comes just a few months following the Jan. 26 release of The Thread That Keeps Us. The new LP is the indie rock band’s first full-length release since 2015’s Edge of the Sun, which would go on to peak at No. 6 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart. The band shared the album’s first single in "End of the World With You” to go with their initial announcement back on Oct. 12. The naturally picturesque accompaniment to the song can be watched in the drone-shot lyric video above.
Calexico took advantage of Tuesday’s tour announcement by also sharing their new video for the album’s second single with a gritty, three-minute track titled “Voices In The Field,” which can be watched below.
Notable stops on the Arizona band’s spring run include shows at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 28 and The Sinclair right outside of Boston a few nights later on May 1. Tickets to select concerts on the upcoming 2018 tour will be going on sale starting this Friday, Dec. 1, and can be purchased by clicking here.
Calexico 2018 Tour Dates:
April 19 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
April 20 - Dale, TX - Old Settler’s Music Festival
April 21 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
April 22 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
April 23 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
April 25 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
April 26 - Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theater
April 27 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
April 28 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (Click here for tickets)
April 29 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
May 1 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair (Click here for tickets)
May 2 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
May 3 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
May 7 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
May 8 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
More big news today: we are excited to announce the US album release tour for “The Thread That Keeps Us”! Tickets on sale Friday at 10AM local at http://casadecalexico.com/tours and tickets for a special, intimate album preview show at @swinghouse in LA are on sale now through our @PledgeMusic page: http://www.pledgemusic.com/calexico 12/8 - Los Angeles, CA @swinghouse 12/19 - Tucson, Arizona @191Toole (SOLD OUT!) 4/19 - El Paso, TX @trickyfalls 4/20 - Dale, TX @oldsettlers (on sale now!) 4/21 - Tulsa, OK @vanguardtulsa 4/22 - St. Louis, MO @blueberryhillduckroom 4/23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe 4/25 - Chicago, IL @thaliahallchicago 4/26 - Cincinnati, OH @woodwardtheater 4/27 - Washington, DC @lincoln919 4/28 - Brooklyn, NY @musichallofwb 4/29 - New York, NY @boweryballroom 5/1 - Cambridge, MA @thesinclair 5/2 - Philadelphia, PA @worldcafelive 5/3 - Charlottesville, VA @cvillejefferson 5/7 - Atlanta, GA @terminalwest