Calexico announce “Feast of Wire” Reissue and UK dates

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Calexico first released their beloved ‘Feast of Wire‘ album 20 years ago and, to celebrate the anniversary, the band have announced a special deluxe reissue of the record due May 26th via City Slang. ‘Feast of Wire‘ will be available on CD/LP/DSPs, and for the first time will include the studio recording of Calexico’s iconic version of Love’s “Alone Again Or“, released during the initial Feast campaign but never on vinyl. Additionally, the deluxe reissue will include a bonus live album ‘More Cowboys in Sweden’ featuring ten songs from ‘Feast of Wire’ recorded live at China Theatre in Stockholm in 2003.

Reflecting back on the making of ‘Feast of Wire‘, Joey says, “I’m reminded of how much time and space we had in the studio to try out all sorts of ideas. Most of the recordings started like they often do with John on drums and myself on guitar. And as we brought in the other band members it was like a river was flooding through our subconsciousness and we couldn’t get the ideas to analog tape fast enough.“

The band is set to tour Europe this year, and they’ve also announced an additional string of dates this autumn. In honour of the anniversary, the shows will feature ‘Feast of Wire‘ played in its entirety, plus many fan favourites to close out each evening. The autumn tour dates listed below are available via while you can pre-order the ‘Feast of Wire’ reissue here.

Calexico Feast of Wire Autumn 2023 European Dates:

17 Oct – Rockstore, Montpellier FR *
18 Oct – L‘Atabal, Biarritz FR *
19 Oct – La Sirene, La Rochelle FR *
21 Oct – La Trabendo, Paris FR *
22 Oct – La Laiterie, Strasbourg FR *
25 Oct – Volkstheater, Vienna AT *
27 Oct – Isarphilharmonie, Munich DE *
28 Oct – Theater Des Westens, Berlin DE *
29 Oct – Laeiszhalle, Hamburg DE *
30 Oct – Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne DE *
1 Nov – De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill UK *
2 Nov – Electric Ballroom, London UK *
3 Nov – The Fire Station, Sunderland UK *
4 Nov – New Century Hall, Manchester UK *
5 Nov – The Helix, Dublin IE *
Additional 2023 Tour Dates:

31 Mar – Big Ears Festival, Knoxville TN
2 Apr – Mountain Stage, Charleston WV
5 May – Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
9 Jun – STHLM Americana Festival, Stockholm SE
10 Jun – Malmo Americana, Malmo SE
11 Jun – Oslo Americana, Oslo NO
14-17 Jun – Bergenfest, Bergen NO
15-17 Jun – Azkena Rock Festival, Vitoria ES
16-18 Jun – Black Deer Festival, Turnbridge Wells UK
18 Jun – Openluchttheater Rivierenhof, Antwerpen DE *
20 Jun – Centralstation, Darmstadt DE *
21 Jun – Grote Zaal, Utrecht NL *
22 Jun – Serenadenhof Nurnberg, Nurnberg DE *
23 Jun – Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, DE *
24 Jun – Ulmer Zelt, Ulm DE *
25 Jun – Kulturzelt, Kassel DE *

* Performance of ‘Feast of Wire‘ in its entirety and more

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