Alejandro Escovedo Announces 2019 U.S. Tour Dates On Heels Of Intelligent, Passionate (NPR) Border Suite The Crossing | Shore Fire Media

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Alejandro Escovedo Announces 2019 U.S. Tour Dates On Heels Of Intelligent, Passionate (NPR) Border Suite The Crossing

Alejandro Escovedo Announces 2019 U.S. Tour Dates On Heels Of "Intelligent, Passionate" (NPR) Border Suite 'The Crossing'

Austin KickOff Show (Jan. 5) To Feature 'The Crossing' Collaborators Wayne Kramer, The Stooges' James Williamson, Joe Ely + more
Escovedo To Be Honored With The Townes Van Zandt Songwriting Award At The 2019 Austin Music Awards


Alejandro Escovedo and Don Antonio have announced early 2019 U.S. tour dates, including their first stops in many American cities since the release of ‘The Crossing’ on Yep Roc Records in September. Deemed as “possibly the finest recorded work” of Escovedo’s five-decade career by NPR, the sprawling and cinematic seventeen-song concept record follows the story of two young immigrants working in a Texas restaurant, searching for their version of the American Dream and finding something starkly different in its place.  

Watch Alejandro discuss the record with Anthony Mason on CBS This Morning:

Read the New Yorker’s definitive profile on Alejandro, set against an epic 500-mile road trip to the Texas-Mexico border:


‘The Crossing’ features guest appearances from Wayne Kramer, James Williamson, Joe Ely and John Perry of the Only Ones – all of who will appear with Alejandro and Don Antonio at their ACL Live at The Paramount Theatre tour kick-off show on January 5 in Austin. Special guests will also be announced soon for the three night City Winery runs in both New York and Chicago. Don Antonio will join Alejandro on each of the U.S. dates, after collaborating closely with him on the writing and recording of ‘The Crossing.’ Says NPR, “the band's cinematic approach to music is perfectly suited for Escovedo's vision.” 

Alejandro will return to Austin in February 2019 to accept the Townes Van Zandt Songwriting Award at the 37th Austin Music Awards. Last year, Escovedo presented the award to his longtime friend and collaborator Joe Ely.


“Reflective, passionate and defiant, like Escovedo himself.” – Associated Press

“Think Townes Van Zandt and Iggy Pop teaming for a film noir soundtrack.” – Billboard

“This relentlessly inventive album is a memorable trip." - Mother Jones

"Combines robust and rollicking rock and roll with the beauty of a symphony…Escovedo has not only created an entertaining work, but a tribute to the resistance and combative artistry necessary to maintain the democratic spirit." – Salon

"One of the most passionate, relevant, politically charged and personal projects Escovedo has released in a career pushing 40 years." – American Songwriter 


January 5 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Paramount Theatre*
January 6 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
January 8 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn 
January 10 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
January 11 – Atlanta, GA – City Winery
January 12 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle 
January 15 – Washington, DC – City Winery
January 17 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
January 18 – New York, NY – City Winery
January 19 – New York, NY – City Winery
January 20 – New York, NY – City Winery
January 22 – Boston, MA – City Winery
January 24 – Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts 
January 25 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall Loft
January 26 – Fairfield, CT – Stage On
January 29 – Detroit, MI – El Club
January 31 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
February 1 - Chicago, IL – City Winery
February 2 - Chicago, IL – City Winery

* with Wayne Kramer, Joe Ely, James Williamson, John Perry

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