To help promote their forthcoming album Edge of the Sun, Calexico has announced that they will be embarking on several dates across the US and Canada this coming Spring.
Within weeks of announcing their new album Edge of the Sun for an April release, Calexico have also released a string of dates starting the following month. The cities focus on the Midwest, Canada and the East Coast, throughout the months of March and June.
Calexico Edge of the Sun Summer 2015 Tour
Mar 30: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Mar 31: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Jun 02: Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Jun 03: Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
Jun 04: Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Jun 05: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Jun 06: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Jun 07: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Jun 08: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Jul 10: Troutdale, OR – Edgefield Amphitheater
The Troutdale, OR show will be in support of The Decemberists, though tickets are currently sold out.
Of the forthcoming album, singer/guitarist Joey Burns has said:
The ‘edge of the sun’ could be coming from the direction of darkness seeking light, or riding the line between both. Which side of this edge are you on? Traversing along the edge of the sun, that to me feels closest to what this album is and what the band has been, and where we are with this international makeup of musicians. Madrid, Nashville, Tucson, El Paso, Berlin; it’s an eclectic mix. All in all, this album is about pushing through the blue to brighter days. Calexico has always had that element of hope, going back and forth between a positive outlook and embracing desperate or dark themes that I think we all share.
Edge of the Sun drops on April 14th, and will be the band’s first studio release since 2012’s warmly received Algiers. According to press release about the tour, the new album draws inspiration from a trip the band took to Mexico City. The album will also feature several famous collaborators, such as: Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Nick Urata (Devotchka), Carla Morrison, Gaby Moreno, Amparo Sanchez and Neko Case. Keyboardist Sergio Mendoza really stepped up his efforts, co-writing and arranging a few songs on the album. Along with the Mendoza, the album was co-produced by mainstay band members Burns, John Convertino and longtime friend Craig Schumaker. Burns’ brother also helped to co-write some of the lyrics, adding further to the all-hands-on-deck feel of the album.
Though the band had been quiet for a year or so leading up to the announcement of Edge of the Sun, the indie rock duo has been active in the past few years. For instance, 2013 provided a wellspring of creativity for the band, with such ambitiuos projects as releasing a live symphonic album for Record Store Day called Spiritoso. Briefly before that, the band had announced a slew of 2013 dates, though this appears to be the bands first tour in earnest since that year. Later that year, the band also played the Nelsonville Festival held each year in Nelsonville, OH.
In advance of Edge of the Sun‘s proper release, the band has also released the track “Cumbia de Donde,” which you can hear in full below.