Calexico slates live disc
Monday, June 3, 2013
– Calexico will digitally release of its live album "Spiritoso" on June 11 through Anti-.
The album was previously issued for a limited pressing on this year's Record Store Day. "Spiritoso" presents Calexico performing live in Germany backed by the Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg. The set features the band performing songs from its career including tracks from their latest record "Algiers."
A video of Calexico recording a live version of Para with full orchestra is available for viewing.
1. Frontera /Trigger*
3. The News About William**
4. Black Heart**
5. Minas de Cobre**
7. Two Silver Trees**
9. Quattro (World Drifts In)**
10. Crystal Frontier**
11. The Vanishing Mind*
12. Fortune Teller**
* Live with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien)
** Live with the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Calexico began a North American tour last week at the Wakarusa and Nelsonville Festivals and will return to the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn later this month. The band will also headline non-festival dates throughout North America.
Tour dates are:
June 3 Chicago, IL - City Winery with Joe Pug
June 4 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick with Joe Pug
June 6 Tarrytown, NY - The Tarrytown Music Hall with Arc Iris
June 7 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall with Arc Iris
June 8 Pawtucket, RI - The Met Café with Arc Iris
June 9 Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall - Babeville with Depedro
June 11 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre with Depedro
June 12 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club with Depedro
June 13 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue with The Sheepdogs & Depedro
June 14 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 15 Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn! with Susana Baca, Radio Jarocho & Akoko Nante Ensemble
June 16 New Haven, CT - International Festival of Arts & Ideas with Susana Baca
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