Calexico plans new CD for September

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 – Two years after "Garden Ruin," Calexico will release "Carried To Dust" the new full-length record due Sept. 9 on Touch & Go Records. Calexico co-founders Joey Burns and John Convertino called on a rotating cast of musicians. The band lineup that solidified around "Feast of Wire" returns along with a number of guests, including Sam Beam (aka Iron & Wine), Douglas McCombs, and Pieta Brown.

The band also will hit the road. Tour dates are:
June 20 - Southside Festival - Neuhausen O.E., Germany
June 22 - Hurricane Festival - Schessel, Germany
July 5 - Comerica City Fest - Detroit
July 6 - The Mod Club - Toronto, ON, Canada (w/ Wood Pigeon)
July 7 - Le National - Montreal, QC, Canada (w/ Wood Pigeon)
July 9 - Ottawa Blues Festival - Ottawa, ON, Canada
July 11 - Winnipeg Folk Festival - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
July 27 - Robert Hawkins Amphitheatre - Reno, NV August 3 - Newport Folk Festival - Newport, RI
Sept. 10 - Tripod - Dublin, Ireland (w/ Wood Pigeon)
Sept. 11 - Queens Hall - Edinburgh, UK (w/ Wood Pigeon)
Sept. 12 - Carling Academy - Oxford, UK (w/ Wood Pigeon)
Sept. 13 - Leadmill - Sheffield, UK (w/ Wood Pigeon)
Sept. 14 - End of the Road Festival - Dorset, UK
Sept. 24 - Webster Hall - New York (w/ Oakley Hall)
Sept. 25 - World Music Festival - Chicago
Sept. 26 - The Moore Theatre - Seattle (w/ The Cave Singers)
Sept. 27 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, Ore. (w/ The Cave Singers)
Sept. 28 - The Fillmore - San Francisco (w/ The Cave Singers)
Sept. 29 - The Fonda - Los Angeles (w/ the Cave Singers)
Oct. 9 - Columbiahalle - Berlin, Germany (w/ Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar)
Oct. 10 - E-Werk - Koln, Germany
Oct. 11 - Forum - London
Oct. 13 - AB - Brussels, Belgium
Oct. 14 - La Cigale - Paris
Oct. 15 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 16 - Muffathalle - Munich, Germany
Oct. 17 - Volkshaus - Zurich, Switzerland
Oct. 18 - Rolling Stone - Milan, Italy
Oct. 19 - Mousonturm - Frankfurt, Germany
Oct. 21 - Gasometer - Vienna, Ausria (w/ Lambchop)
Oct. 22 - Alter Schlachthof - Dresden, Germany
Oct. 24 - Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct. 25 - Nalen - Stockholm, Sweden
Oct. 26 - Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway

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