News for Calexico And Iron And Wine

NEWS : TUE, SEP 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Calexico and Iron & Wine Announce 2020 Tour Dates Supporting ‘Years to Burn’

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Since releasing Years to Burn, Calexico and Iron & Wine’s first full–length album together, earlier this year, the band have been bringing their stunning live show to fans throughout Europe, the UK, and North America. Today, the power group has announced new tour dates in 2020, kicking off January 29th with two nights at Chicago’s Thalia Hall, DC’s The Anthem, NY’s Webster Hall, Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium and more. In addition to performing songs from the new album including “Father Mountain” and “Midnight Sun”, the group also performs tracks off the critically acclaimed 2005 In the Reins EP including “He Lays in the Reins”, as well as songs from their respective catalogues. Full list of dates below.

The band recently made a stop at NPR where they did a Tiny Desk performance which you can watch HERE.  Of the performance, NPR noted, “This set perfectly captures the easy patience of their interplay, as Burns, Convertino, Beam and a few of their most trusted collaborators performed two songs from Years to Burn.” Further adding, ” It’s (Years to Burn) a beautiful slow-burn of an album that often feels at ease, and occasionally doesn’t resemble either of the bands that made it.”


Years to Burn is out now on Sub Pop/City Slang Records.

Praise for the live show:

“Chemistry between Iron & Wine and Calexico was natural throughout the performance, with nary a pregnant pause or misstep between them. It was enough to make one believe the two acts could join forces for the duration of their careers.” - The Big Takeover

“It was here that we were reminded of the chemistry that exists between Calexico and Iron & Wine… it was impossible to deny that, in the context of musical collaborations and supergroups, this one feels truly organic and not at all lacking of substance.” - Glide Magazine

 

Calexico and Iron & Wine World Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Sep. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park “Meijer Gardens” \

Sep. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre \

Sep. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer \

Sep. 21 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion +

Sep. 22 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Festival

Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - The National \

Sep. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City \

Sep. 27 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues \

Sep. 28 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek \

Sep. 29 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater \

Sep. 30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre \

Oct. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues \

Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre \

Oct. 04 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s Concerts by The Bay\

Oct. 06 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery \

Nov. 05 - Utrecht, NL - TrivoliVrendenburg - Ronda #

Nov. 06 -Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier #

Nov. 07 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma #

Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom #

Nov. 10 - Linz, AT - Posthof #

Nov. 11 - Munich, DE - Muffathalle #

Nov. 12 -  Budapest, HU - Müpa

Nov. 14 - Mannheim, DE - Musensaal Rosengarten #

Nov. 15 -  Cologne, DE - Palladium #

Nov. 16 - Paris, FR - La Cigale #

Nov. 18 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *

Nov. 19 - Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall *

Nov. 20 - Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall *

Nov. 21 - Conventry, UK - Warwick Arts Centre *

Nov. 23 - London, UK - Royal Festival Hall *

Nov. 24 - Bexhill-On-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavillion *

Jan. 29 - CHICAGO, IL - Thalia Hall

Jan. 30 - CHICAGO, IL - Thalia Hall


Feb. 01 - CLEVELAND, OH - Agora Theatre

Feb. 02- Sun TORONTO, ON - Danforth Music Hall

Feb. 04- Tues PORTLAND, ME - State Theatre

Feb. 05- Wed PORT CHESTER, NY - The Capitol Theatre

Feb. 06- Thurs NEW YORK, NY - Webster Hall

Feb. 07- WASHINGTON, DC - The Anthem

Feb. 08 - ASHEVILLE, NC -  The Orange Peel

Feb. 10 - ATLANTA, GA - Buckhead Theatre

Feb. 11 -  NASHVILLE, TN - Ryman Auditorium

Feb. 12 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Egyptian Room-Old National Centre

Feb. 13 - DES MOINES, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place

Feb. 14 - ST. PAUL, MN - Palace Theatre

Feb. 15 - MADISON, WI - The Sylvee

 

\ with special guest Natalie Prass

+ with Andrew Bird

# with special guest Adia Victoria

* with special guest Lisa O’Neill


NEWS : THU, AUG 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Watch Calexico and Iron & Wine’s NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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World Tour is Underway.

[Photo Credit: Shuran Huang/NPR]

NPR Music has released the latest installment of their stellar Tiny Desk Concert Series featuring Calexico and Iron & Wine. The group performed “Father Mountain” and “Midnight Sun” off their critically acclaimed full-length album Years to Burn, as well as “He Lays in the Reins” from 2005’s In the Reins EP.  Watch their performance here.

Calexico and Iron & Wine will also be featured on NPR Music’s World Cafe next week. Their episode will air online on Tuesday, August 6th at 5pm ET. To listen live, fans can check their local station’s Program Schedule for the World Cafe broadcast time HERE. To listen live online, fans can hear the WXPN Philadelphia stream at 2pm ET at XPN.org by choosing WXPN from the ‘Listen Live’ drop-down at the top of the page.

Calexico and Iron & Wine are currently on an extensive tour of North America, Europe and the UK. Their recent stops included a June 21st performance at ​the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at Prospect Park. Watch them perform “Father Mountain” at Celebrate Brooklyn! HERE. In addition, the collective recently released Years to Burn Behind the Scenes featuring exclusive interviews with the band and their long friendship and spirit of collaboration.  Watch the short vignette HERE. Full list of tour dates below.

[Photo Credit: Piper Ferguson]


Calexico and Iron & Wine World Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Aug. 02 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Folk Festival

Aug. 03 - Leuven, BE - M-idzommer Festival

Aug. 04 - Crozon, FR - Festival Du Bout Du Monde

Aug. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ~

Aug. 17 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre ~

Aug. 19 - Denver, CO - Denver Botanic Gardens ~ [SOLD OUT]

Aug. 21 - Ogden, UT - Twilight Series at Ogden Amphitheater ^

Aug. 22 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House ^

Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium ^

Aug. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

Aug. 25 - Port Townsend, WA - The Thing

Sep. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park “Meijer Gardens” \

Sep. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre \

Sep. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer \

Sep. 21 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion +

Sep. 22 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Festival

Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - The National \

Sep. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City \

Sep. 27 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues \

Sep. 28 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek \

Sep. 29 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater \

Sep. 30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre \

Oct. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues \

Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre \

Oct. 04 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s Concerts by The Bay\

Oct. 06 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery \

Nov. 05 - Utrecht, NL - TrivoliVrendenburg - Ronda #

Nov. 06 -Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier #

Nov. 07 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma #

Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom #

Nov. 10 - Linz, AT - Posthof #

Nov. 11 - Munich, DE - Muffathalle #

Nov. 12 -  Budapest, HU - Müpa

Nov. 14 - Mannheim, DE - Musensaal Rosengarten #

Nov. 15 -  Cologne, DE - Palladium #

Nov. 16 - Paris, FR - La Cigale #

Nov. 18 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *

Nov. 19 - Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall *

Nov. 20 - Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall *

Nov. 21 - Conventry, UK - Warwick Arts Centre *

Nov. 23 - London, UK - Royal Festival Hall *

Nov. 24 - Bexhill-On-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavillion * 

 

~ with special guest Madison Cunningham

^ with special guest Orville Peck

\ with special guest Natalie Prass

+ with Andrew Bird

# with special guest Adia Victoria

* with special guest Lisa O’Neill 


NEWS : WED, JUL 24, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Watch Calexico and Iron & Wine Perform Songs From ‘Years to Burn’ On CBS This Morning Saturday

This past Saturday, Calexico and Iron & Wine’s incredible performance of “Father Mountain” and “Midnight Sun” from their recently released and critically acclaimed album Years to Burn aired on CBS This Morning Saturday. You can watch them perform both songs as well as a performance of “He Lays in the Reins” from their 2005 EP online starting right here and also HERE.

Calexico and Iron & Wine recently released Years to Burn via City Slang in the UK/Europe and Sub Pop in the rest of the world. The work of Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, the album is their first full length release and follows the critically acclaimed 2005 In the Reins EP. 

Calexico and Iron & Wine will soon embark on an extensive North American, European, and UK tour. Their recent stops included a June 21st performance at ​the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at Prospect Park. Watch them perform “Father Mountain” at Celebrate Brooklyn! HERE. Full list of tour dates below.

In addition, the collective recently released Years to Burn Behind the Scenes featuring exclusive interviews with the band and their long friendship and spirit of collaboration.  Watch the short vignette HERE.


[Photo credit: Piper Ferguson]

Calexico and Iron & Wine Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Jul. 19  - Lisbon, PT - Super Bock Super Rock #

Jul. 20 - Arlesheim, CH - Stimmen Festival

Jul. 22 - Milan, IT - La Triennale di Milano

Jul. 23 - Gardone Riviera, IT - Anfiteatro del Vittoriale

Jul. 24 -  Rome, IT - Villa Ada

Jul. 25 - Florence, IT - Cavea del Nuovo Teatro dell’opera

Jul. 26 -  Monforte D’ Alba, IT - Auditorium Horszowski

Jul. 28 - Vienna, AT - Konzerthaus

Jul. 29 - Palma, ES - Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca

Jul. 31 - Hamburg, DE - Stadtpark

Aug. 02 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Folk Festival

Aug. 03 - Leuven, BE - M-idzommer Festival

Aug. 04 - Crozon, FR - Festival Du Bout Du Monde

Aug. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ~

Aug. 17 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre ~

Aug. 19 - Denver, CO - Denver Botanic Gardens ~ [SOLD OUT]

Aug. 21 - Ogden, UT - Twilight Series at Ogden Amphitheater ^

Aug. 22 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House ^

Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium ^

Aug. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

Aug. 25 - Port Townsend, WA - The Thing

Sep. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park “Meijer Gardens” \

Sep. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre \

Sep. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer \

Sep. 21 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion +

Sep. 22 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Festival

Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - The National \

Sep. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City \

Sep. 27 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues \

Sep. 28 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek \

Sep. 29 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater \

Sep. 30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre \

Oct. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues \

Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre \

Oct. 04 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s Concerts by The Bay\

Oct. 06 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery \

Nov. 05 - Utrecht, NL - TrivoliVrendenburg - Ronda #

Nov. 06 -Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier #

Nov. 07 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma #

Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom #

Nov. 10 - Linz, AT - Posthof #

Nov. 11 - Munich, DE - Muffathalle #

Nov. 12 -  Budapest, HU - Müpa

Nov. 14 - Mannheim, DE - Musensaal Rosengarten #

Nov. 15 -  Cologne, DE - Palladium #

Nov. 16 - Paris, FR - La Cigale #

Nov. 18 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *

Nov. 19 - Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall *

Nov. 20 - Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall *

Nov. 21 - Conventry, UK - Warwick Arts Centre *

Nov. 23 - London, UK - Royal Festival Hall *

Nov. 24 - Bexhill-On-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavillion *

 

% with special guest Daughter of Swords

~ with special guest Madison Cunningham

^ with special guest Orville Peck

\ with special guest Natalie Prass

+ with Andrew Bird

# with special guest Adia Victoria

* with special guest Lisa O’Neill


Years to Burn is available now via City Slang in the UK/Europe and from Sub Pop in the rest of the world.

NEWS : FRI, JUN 14, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Calexico and Iron & Wine’s Collaborative Album ‘Years to Burn’ Is Out Today; Now Take A Look Behind The Scenes.

Today, Calexico and Iron & Wine released Years to Burn via City Slang in the UK/Europe and Sub Pop in the rest of the world. The work of Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, the album is their first full-length release and follows the critically acclaimed 2005 In the Reins EP.  Calexico and Iron & Wine will embark on an extensive North American, European, and UK tour, including a June 21st performance at ​Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at Prospect Park which will be live audio streamed by WFUV HERE​. [Full list of tour dates is below.] In addition, the collective released Years to Burn Behind the Scenes featuring exclusive interviews with the band and their long friendship and spirit of collaboration as seen here and also HERE.
 

 
Years to Burn 
 
1. What Heaven’s Left
2. Midnight Sun
3. Father Mountain
4. Outside El Paso
5. Follow The Water
6. The Bitter Suite (Pájaro / Evil Eye / Tennessee Train)
7. Years To Burn
8. In Your Own Time

For more information on Years to Burn, the full bio is available here


Early praise for Years to Burn:
 
“In incorporating more voices and sources of ideas, Years to Burn feels most of all like the work of a complete, cohesive and individual band — a group of old friends who’ve gathered together to sing in a single voice…The new set finds Sam Beam, John Convertino, Joey Burns and members of the extended Calexico and Iron & Wine casts at their loose-limbed best… They all sound comfortable, collaborating deep in the pocket, but they’re still exploring.” NPR
 
“The warm voice of singer-songwriter Sam Beam (who performs as Iron & Wine) guides the album’s lead track “Father Mountain,” which features an airy acoustic progression and uplifting harmonies from Calexico’s Joey Burns.” Rolling Stone
 
“Years to Burn proves that the time spent waiting on a second collaboration was worth it, but more meaningfully the album feels like the product of a cohesive unit rather than a tag team…Years to Burn rings with Beam’s soulful sobriety and Calexico’s gusty American Southwestern aesthetic, but the songwriting—again, primary credit goes to Beam—is the maypole around which the two bands braid their influences and proclivities. Unraveling one from the other is impossible.”  - Paste
 
“Years to Burn, recorded with producer Matt Ross-Spang again marries vocalist and acoustic guitarist Sam Beam’s nimble lyricism with the incredible chops of Calexico nucleus Joey Burns and John Convertino. Together they make gorgeously sensual music”  -American Songwriter 
 
“Years to Burn is a beautiful sounding recording and for fans of Calexico and Iron & Wine’s initial collaborative release, this is a nice treat after all these years.” - Exclaim!


[Photo credit: Piper Ferguson]

Calexico and Iron & Wine Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Jun. 18 - Saxapahaw, NC - River Ballroom % [SOLD OUT]
Jul. 19  - Lisbon, PT - Super Bock Super Rock #
Jul. 20 - Arlesheim, CH - Stimmen Festival
Jul. 22 - Milan, IT - La Triennale di Milano
Jul. 23 - Gardone Riviera, IT - Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
Jul. 24 -  Rome, IT - Villa Ada
Jul. 25 - Florence, IT - Cavea del Nuovo Teatro dell’opera
Jul. 26 -  Monforte D’ Alba, IT - Auditorium Horszowski
Jul. 28 - Vienna, AT - Konzerthaus
Jul. 29 - Palma, ES - Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca
Jul. 31 - Hamburg, DE - Stadtpark
Aug. 02 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Folk Festival
Aug. 03 - Leuven, BE - M-idzommer Festival
Aug. 04 - Crozon, FR - Festival Du Bout Du Monde
Aug. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ~
Aug. 17 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre ~
Aug. 19 - Denver, CO - Denver Botanic Gardens ~ [SOLD OUT]
Aug. 21 - Ogden, UT - Twilight Series at Ogden Amphitheater ^
Aug. 22 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House ^
Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium ^
Aug. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
Aug. 25 - Port Townsend, WA - The Thing
Sep. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park “Meijer Gardens” \
Sep. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre \
Sep. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer \
Sep. 21 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion +
Sep. 22 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Festival
Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - The National \
Sep. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City \
Sep. 27 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues \
Sep. 28 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek \
Sep. 29 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater \
Sep. 30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre \
Oct. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues \
Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre \
Oct. 04 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s Concerts by The Bay\
Oct. 06 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery \
Nov. 05 - Utrecht, NL - TrivoliVrendenburg - Ronda #
Nov. 06 -Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier #
Nov. 07 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma #
Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom #
Nov. 10 - Linz, AT - Posthof #
Nov. 11 - Munich, DE - Muffathalle #
Nov. 12 -  Budapest, HU - Müpa
Nov. 14 - Mannheim, DE - Musensaal Rosengarten #
Nov. 15 -  Cologne, DE - Palladium #
Nov. 16 - Paris, FR - La Cigale #
Nov. 18 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *
Nov. 19 - Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall *
Nov. 20 - Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall *
Nov. 21 - Conventry, UK - Warwick Arts Centre *
Nov. 23 - London, UK - Royal Festival Hall *
Nov. 24 - Bexhill-On-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavillion *
 
% with special guest Daughter of Swords
~ with special guest Madison Cunningham
^ with special guest Orville Peck
\ with special guest Natalie Prass
+ with Andrew Bird
# with special guest Adia Victoria
* with special guest Lisa O’Neill


NEWS : THU, MAY 2, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Watch New Calexico and Iron & Wine Video For Gorgeous Single “Midnight Sun”

Years to Burn is out June 14th on Sub Pop Records.

Today, Calexico and Iron & Wine share the gorgeous second single from their upcoming album, Years to Burnentitled “Midnight Sun.” In “Midnight Sun,” Calexico’s Joey Burns and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine trade haunted-sounding verses over shimmering steel until the song devolves into a corrosive electric lead from Burns, like a dying siren. The video makes use of over 100 paintings Beam did for the creation of the new album’s cover. Working with animator Jonny Sanders, the video brings to life in a spirited and fun way, the many images of BurnsBeam and Calexico drummer John Convertino. Watch the video HERE then playlist it on YouTube - Spotify  - Apple Music.
 
Years to Burn is their first full–length album together and will be available June 14th via City Slang in the UK/Europe and Sub Pop in the rest of the world. Of the track, Joey Burns says “Sam sent some demos the week before we met to record the album. Based on the feel of those demos I wrote the song “Midnight Sun” the day I got to Nashville. I arrived at our rental house the day before everyone else and was happy to find a piano, old pump organ and guitar to do some writing. I was up late and came up with a tune that would bridge both bands’ worlds. I started with a drone in F# and was curious as to where it would take me.”
 
Calexico and Iron & Wine previously shared the lead single off of the album called “Father Mountain”. Listen to “Father Mountain” HEREThe two will head out on an extensive North American, European, and UK tour this summer through the fall, including the just announced free show on June 21stat Prospect Park Bandshellas part of the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival. These shows will have the two sharing the stage for one-of-a-kind performances, focusing on music from Years to Burn, their previous EP together, In the Reins, as well as surprise covers and classics from each bands’ catalog. All tour dates can be found below.



Years to Burn is available June 14th via City Slang in the UK/Europe and from Sub Pop in the rest of the world.

Calexico and Iron & Wine Tour Dates + Ticket Links 

Jun. 18 - Saxapahaw, NC - River Ballroom
Jul. 19  - Lisbon, PT - Super Bock Super Rock
Jul. 20 - Arlesheim, CH - Stimmen Festival
Jul. 22 - Milan, IT - La Triennale di Milano
Jul. 23 - Gardone Riviera, IT - Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
Jul. 24 -  Rome, IT - Villa Ada
Jul. 25 - Florence, IT - Cavea del Nuovo Teatro dell’opera

Jul. 26 -  Monforte D’ Alba, IT - Auditorium Horszowski
Jul. 28 - Vienna, AT - Konzerthaus
Jul. 29 - Palma, ES - Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca
Jul. 31 - Hamburg, DE - Stadtpark
Aug. 02 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Folk Festival
Aug. 03 - Leuven, BE - M-
idzommer Festival
Aug. 04 - Crozon, FR - Festival Du Bout Du Monde
Aug. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ~
Aug. 17 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre ~
Aug. 19 - Denver, CO - Denver Botanic Gardens ~
Aug. 21 - Ogden, UT - Twilight Series at Ogden Amphitheater ^
Aug. 22 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House ^
Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium ^
Aug. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
Aug. 25 - Port Townsend, WA - The Thing
Sep. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park “Meijer Gardens”
Sep. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre
Sep. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Sep. 21 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion +
Sep. 22 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Festival
Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - The National
Sep. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
Sep. 27 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
Sep. 28 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek
Sep. 29 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater
Sep. 30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre
Oct. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 04 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s Concerts
by The Bay
Oct. 06 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery
Nov. 05 - Utrecht, NL - TrivoliVrendenburg - Ronda
Nov. 06 -
Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier
Nov. 07 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma
Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom
Nov. 10 - Linz, AT - Posthof
Nov. 11 - Munich, DE - Muffathalle
Nov. 12 -  Budapest, HU - Müpa
Nov. 14 - Mannheim, DE - Musensaal Rosengarten
Nov. 15 -  Cologne, DE - Palladium
Nov. 16 - Paris, FR - La Cigale
Nov. 18 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *
Nov. 19 - Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall *
Nov. 20 - Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall *
Nov. 21 -
Conventry, UK - Warwick Arts Centre *
Nov. 23 - London, UK - Royal Festival Hall *
Nov. 24 - Bexhill-On-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavillion *
 
~ with special guest Madison Cunningham
+ with Andrew Bird
*with special guest Lisa O’Neill
^ with Orville Peck


NEWS : THU, MAR 21, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Calexico and Iron & Wine Announce ‘Years to Burn’ Out June 14th on Sub Pop Records - Hear Lead Track “Father Mountain” Now

Calexico and Iron & Wine today announce Years to Burn, their first full–length album together, available June 14th via City Slang in the UK/Europe and Sub Pop in the rest of the world. Now hear lead track entitled “Father Mountain” and see that an extensive North American, European, and UK tour has been announced with more dates to be added in the coming weeks. See all dates below.

Listen to “Father Mountain” on YouTube - Spotify - Apple Music


[Photo Credit: Piper Ferguson]

Calexico and Iron & Wine first made an artistic connection with In the Reins, the 2005 EP that brought Sam Beam, Joey Burns and John Convertino together. The acclaimed collaboration introduced both acts to wider audiences and broadened Beam’s artistic horizons, but it was the shared experience of touring together in the tradition of Bob Dylan’s “Rolling Thunder Revue” that cemented the bond. Their metaphorical roads diverged in the years that followed, but they kept in touch and cross-pollinated where they could. Although they often talked about rekindling their collaboration in the studio and on stage, it wasn’t until last year that their schedules aligned.

Years to Burn can’t help but be different from In the Reins. Back then, Calexico entered the studio with a long list of previous collaborations (first in Giant Sand, then backing the likes of Victoria Williams and Richard Buckner) and the knowledge that they loved Sam’s voice and his songs, but wondered if his material was so complete and self-contained that it lacked a way in, so hushed and delicate that it might be overwhelmed. For his part, Beam had been intimidated by their virtuosic playing and their deep comfort in an encyclopedic array of styles. “In my mind, I was a guy who knew three chords and recorded in a closet,” Sam says. “They were playing big stages and were superb musicians.”

Those fears were dispelled quickly. Calexico was bowled over by Beam’s many talents: “The arranging, the writing, his sense of rhythm, the quality of his vocals—and then there’s the experimental side of Sam,” Joey says. “They were the perfect band at the perfect time for me,” Sam adds. “I loved all their different sounds. They’re musical anthropologists, not regurgitating but absorbing what they discover.” Nearly 15 years on, “coming back to the project has to do with acknowledging how much impact the first record had for me in my life.”

Years to Burn was recorded in Nashville with noted producer Matt Ross-Spang over the course of five days at Sound Emporium, a fabled studio founded in the sixties by Cowboy Jack Clement and the site of countless landmark sessions in country and rock over the ensuing decades. It features contributions from veteran Calexico trumpet player Jacob Valenzuela and Paul Niehaus on pedal steel, along with frequent Beam cohorts Rob Burger (Tin Hat Trio) on piano and Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing, Fiona Apple) on bass.

Years to Burn features ten new original compositions. While Beam wrote all the songs for In the Reins, this recording features contributions from both Beam and Burns as well as from Convertino and those featured on the record. While the two may have taken differing approaches to songwriting, the spirit of collaboration was alive and well in the studio; Sam shared demos ahead of time and was ready for the others to contribute with arrangement ideas and instrumental parts, while Joey spontaneous as ever, came in with concepts and an eagerness to improvise.

“Life is hard. Awesome. And scary as shit. But it can lift you up if you let it,” Sam offers. “These are the things Joey and I write about now. And the title can encapsulate a lot of things. ‘Years to Burn’ could mean you’re cocky, you’ve got it made. Or, our life is ours to burn, to be inspired. Or you’re burned by life, brutalized. It’s an ambiguous title, because life is complicated. Let’s not talk like teenagers about love, desire, pain, ‘cause we’re not teenagers. And that’s not a bad thing.”

“This project had to find the right time,” Joey concludes. “We’re all different people than we were in 2004, and music helps to bridge some of the gaps. For all the things going on in our world and in each of our lives, this connection, this friendship, this love that we have—this album is a vehicle for that bond. It’s a chance to see where we’re at, take stock and be there for our friends.”


Years to Burn is now available for pre-order from Sub Pop (and via City Slang in the UK/Europe). LP pre-orders in North America through megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on green colored vinyl (while supplies last) PLUS - 225 randomly selected pre-orders will receive a special lithograph signed by the artists. For more information on Years to Burn, the full bio is available here

Years to Burn - Tracklisting

1. What Heaven’s Left

2. Midnight Sun

3. Father Mountain

4. Outside El Paso

5. Follow The Water

6. The Bitter Suite (Pájaro / Evil Eye / Tennessee Train)

7. Years To Burn

8. In Your Own Time


Calexico and Iron & Wine Tour Dates

Jun. 18 - Saxapahaw, NC - River Ballroom

Jul. 19 -  Lisbon, PT - Super Bock Super Rock

Jul. 20 - Sat  Arlesheim, CH - Stimmen Festival

Jul. 22 - Milano, IT - La Triennale di Milano

Jul. 23 - Gardone Riviera, IT - Anfiteatro del Vittoriale

Jul. 24 - Rome, IT - Villa Ada

Jul. 25 - Florence, IT - Cavea del Nuovo Teatro dell’opera

Jul. 26 - Monoforte D’ Alba, IT - Auditorium Horszowski

Jul. 28 - Vienna, AT - Konzerthaus

Jul. 29 - Palma, ES - Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca

Jul. 31 - Hamburg, DE - Stadtpark

Aug. 02 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Folk Festival

Aug. 03 - Leuven, BE - M-idzommer Festival

Aug. 04 - Crozon, FR - Festival Du Bout Du Monde

Aug. 06 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre

Aug. 17 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre

Aug. 21 - Ogden, UT - Twilight Series at Ogden Amphitheater

Aug. 22 - Boise, ID  - Knitting Factory

Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium

Aug. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

Sep. 09 - Sun North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Festival

Nov. 05 - Utrecht, NL - TrivoliVrendenburg - Ronda

Nov. 06 - Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier

Nov. 07 - Thu Antwerp, BE - De Roma

Nov. 09 -Berlin, DE - Tempodrom

Nov. 10 - Linz, AT - Posthof

Nov. 11 - Miunich, DE - Muffathalle

Nov 12 - Budapest, HU @ Müpa

Nov. 14 - Mannheim, DE - Musensaal Rosengarten

Nov. 15 - Cologne, DE - Palladium

Nov. 16 - Paris, FR - La Cigale

Nov. 18 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *

Nov. 19 -  Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall *

Nov. 20 -  Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall *

Nov. 21  -Coventry, UK - Warwick Arts Centre *

Nov. 23 - London, UK - Royal Festival Hall *

Nov 24 -  Sun Bexhill-On-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavillion *

* w/  Lisa O’Neill