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Escovedo plans live EP release

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 – Alejandro Escovedo will release a live EP, "Live Animal," on Nov. 11, featuring a selection of stellar tracks from his latest release "Real Animal" (EMI/Manhattan/Back Porch), it was announced Tuesday.

Featured tracks include: Always A Friend, a song Escovedo has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Sister Lost Soul,recently performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, People (We're Only Gonna Live So Long), a song he performed live at the Democratic National Convention, Chelsea Hotel '78, about his time living at the famed rock hotel, and Real As An Animal,an homage to Iggy Pop. All tracks were recorded live in New York City at the Sirius Satellite Radio studios.

Escovedo also remains on tour with the following dates:
Oct. 23 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle 4 piece
Oct. 24 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club 4 piece
Oct. 26 Nashville, TN Exit/In 4 piece
Oct. 27 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe 4 piece
Oct. 29 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre (with Los Lonely Boys)
Oct. 30 Houston, TX House of Blues (Los Lonely Boys)
Oct. 31 Dallas, TX House of Blues (Los Lonely Boys)
Nov. 1 South Padre Island, TX South Padre Island Festival
Nov. 2 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete St. Amp. (Los Lonely Boys)
Nov. 7 Blacksburg, VA Lyric Theatre trio
Nov. 8 Easton, MD Avalon Theatre trio
Nov. 9 Alexandria, VA Birchmere trio
Nov. 11 Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts trio
Nov. 12 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live trio
Nov. 13 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom 6 piece
Nov. 15 Northampton, MA Iron Horse trio
Nov. 21-22 Austin, TX Antone's

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