Calexico have confirmed the support acts for their forthcoming UK & Irish tour dates. The full list of shows including opening acts lines up as follows:
- 14 April CORK Opera House (w/ Jeff Smith)
- 15 April DUBLIN Vicar St. (w/ Jeff Smith)
- 16 April MANCHESTER Bridgwater Hall (w/ Aidan Smith)
- 17 April LONDON Royal Festival Hall (w/ Amparanoia)
- 18 April GLASGOW Academy (w/ Blanche)
- 19 April BIRMINGHAM Academy (w/ Blanche)
The tour will be preceded on April 19th by the release of an EP, BLACK HEART. The title track is taken from last year’s acclaimed album Feast Of Wire (nominated in many of 2003’s Albums Of The Year polls) and features a number of exclusive b-sides, including remixes by Gotan Project and Jazzanova.
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In addition, the CD single will include an enhanced portion featuring a live performance of BLACK HEART filmed at The Barbican in London during the Further Beyond Nashville Festival in November 2002. The performance is also included as part of a forthcoming Calexico DVD, CALEXICO LIVE AT THE BARBICAN: WORLD DRIFTS IN, which is due for release in early June. More details of the contents will follow soon.
“Albums are unlikely to get much better this year than Calexico’s latest Feast of Wire.” The Guardian
“Feast of Wire was ‘OK Computer’ for people on horseback – Like The Coral with cacti.” NME
“Mystery and majesty pour off Calexico’s songs like black gold.” The Observer