Still looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other or yourself? Treat yourself and the people you love with a ticket to catch Calexico and Iron & Wine at The Palace Theatre on Friday, February 14th.
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.
“Life is hard. Awesome. And scary as shit. But it can lift you up if you let it,” Sam offers. “These are the things Joey and I write about now. And the title can encapsulate a lot of things. ‘Years to Burn’ could mean you’re cocky, you’ve got it made. Or, our life is ours to burn, to be inspired. Or you’re burned by life, brutalized. It’s an ambiguous title, because life is complicated. Let’s not talk like teenagers about love, desire, pain, ‘cause we’re not teenagers. And that’s not a bad thing.”
“This project had to find the right time,” Joey concludes. “We’re all different people than we were in 2004, and music helps to bridge some of the gaps. 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. It’s a chance to see where we’re at, take stock and be there for our friends.”
Madison Cunningham will open up the show. Orange County, CA native Madison Cunningham possesses a keen understanding of songcraft that is perplexing for someone who is just twenty-two years old. With an ear for melody that is reminiscent of early Joni Mitchell and approach to guitar and vocals that isn’t far off from long past heroes of Jeff Buckley or Nick Drake, Madison exhibits a unique ability to keep the listener on the edge. She first picked up a guitar at age seven, and by age twelve was singing and performing alongside her five siblings in church. By the age of fifteen, Madison realized songwriting was a passion she wanted to pursue.
Tickets are still available HERE!
Remaining Tour Dates:
02/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
02/02 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
02/04 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
02/05 – Port chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
02/06 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
02/07 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
02/08 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
02/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
02/11 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
02/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room-Old National Centre
02/13 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
02/14 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
02/15 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee