NEWS : TUE, FEB 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM
CALEXICO + IRON & WINE TEAM UP WITH ANDREW BIRD FOR THE GREAT SUMMER STROLL TOUR
[Calexico and Iron & Wine photo credit: Piper Ferguson]
Kicks off June 10th and includes appearances at Red Rocks with Neko Case and The Hollywood Bowl with Mandolin Orange JOSEPH to open the first leg of Tour.
Calexico and Iron & Wine are teaming up with Andrew Bird for The Great Summer Stroll tour this June. The coast to coast co-headline tour kicks off in Iron & Wine’s home state of North Carolina and includes stops at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Neko Case, in Andrew’s home state of Illinois at the Ravinia Festival, and culminates at The Hollywood Bowl where Mandolin Orange joins the evening’s proceedings. JOSEPH will open dates on the first half of the tour.
[Andrew Bird photo credit: Michael Schmelling]
Crossing paths at numerous festivals, sharing touring personnel, and being fans of each other’s work, a long-standing friendship has existed between Andrew Bird, Calexico and Iron & Wine over the years. The three acts first shared a bill in Boston last fall where the idea of a co-headline tour arose. As the year came to a close and with the lines of communication fresh, The Great Summer Stroll tour fell into place.
All three artists have earned praise and critical acclaim for their recent records. Calexico and Iron & Wine’s collaborative record, Years to Burn [Sub Pop] received two nominations at the 2020 Grammy Awards, the first for Best American Roots Performance and the second for Best Americana Album. Andrew Bird’s latest release, My Finest Work Yet [Loma Vista], received a nomination for Best Folk Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
A fan presale for The Great Summer Stroll Tour (select dates) begins Wednesday, February 12th at 10 am local time with tickets on sale to the general public this Friday, February 14th at 10 am (local). Check casadecalexico.com for details.
$1 from each ticket sold will be donated to The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign.
CALEXICO AND IRON & WINE AND ANDREW BIRD CO-HEADLINE TOUR DATES
Jun. 12 - New York, NY - Pier 17 *
Jun. 13 - New Haven, CT - Westville Music Bowl *
Jun. 14 - Kingston, NY - Hutton Brickyards *
Jun. 15 - Lewiston, NY - Artpark Amphitheater *
Jun. 17 - Toronto, ON - RBC Echo Beach *
Jun. 18 - Columbus, OH - Express Live *
Jun. 19 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival *
Jun. 20 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavillion Riverbend
Jun. 22 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Jun. 23 - Kansas City, MO - CrossroadsKC
Jun. 24 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^
Jun. 27 - Napa, CA - Oxbow Commons
Jun. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl #
^ with Neko Case
# with Mandolin Orange
Vienna-Wolf Trap, Toronto-Echo Beach, Chicago-Ravinia, Kansas City-CrossroadsKC, Salt Lake City-Red Butte Garden and Los Angeles-Hollywood Bowl