Finally, after four long years, Melbourne gets the opportunity to host the return of the panoramic musical and lyrical genius of Calexico with two shows at Melbourne Recital Centre on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 January.
Tickets to both shows are available NOW and are selling fast!
‘The intimacy and evocative atmosphere of previous releases has been retained, but there’s a fresh, barnstorming spirit brought by the team surrounding the core duo of Joey Burns and John Convertino’ INDEPENDENT UK *****
‘By turns gentle and bold, traditional and boundary-pushing, The Thread That Keeps Us is another fine example of Calexico’s ever-broadening horizons’ ALLMUSIC GUIDE *****
The band brings with them the unbridled spirit of their latest critically acclaimed (and ninth) studio album The Thread That Keeps Us and a sweet ride through border sound treasures from across their career.
Across nine studio albums, numerous collaborations, movie scores, soundtracks and thousands of shows, Joey Burns and John Convertino and their magnificent band Calexico have roamed the world with their unique and stirring ‘desert noir’ sound. Calexico make panoramic frontier music that effortlessly crosses borders, cultures and genres and have seamlessly infused the instrumentation, sounds and structures of cumbia, fado, jazz, gypsy, surf, country, spaghetti western epics from the shadows of indie rock into a body of work that is unique and completely intoxicating both live and on record.
Catch them at Melbourne Recital Centre this summer and you’ll be certain ‘there is love in the age of the extremes’!
Thursday 24 & Friday 25 January
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank