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CALEXICO AND IRON & WINE – Announce November UK Live Dates

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.

Following the release of their new album ‘Years To Burn’, CALEXICO AND IRON & WINE will play a string of UK dates this November as part of their UK/EU tour.

UK DATES

November

18th – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

19th – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

20th – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

21st – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

23rd – Royal Festival Hall, London

24th – Dome, Brighton

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 their bond. Their metaphorical roads diverged in the years that followed, but they kept in touch and cross-pollinated where they could. But although they often talked about rekindling their collaboration in the studio and on the 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 wondering 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.”