Calexico and Iron & Wine are teaming up with Andrew Bird for The Great Summer Stroll tour this June. The coast to coast co-headline tour kicks off in Iron & Wine’s home state of North Carolina and includes stops at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Neko Case, in Andrew’s home state of Illinois at the Ravinia Festival, and culminates at The Hollywood Bowl where Mandolin Orange joins the evening’s proceedings. JOSEPH will open dates on the first half of the tour.
Crossing paths at numerous festivals, sharing touring personnel, and being fans of each other’s work, a long-standing friendship has existed between Andrew Bird, Calexico and Iron & Wine over the years. The three acts first shared a bill in Boston last fall where the idea of a co-headline tour arose. As the year came to a close and with the lines of communication fresh, The Great Summer Stroll tour fell into place.
A fan presale for The Great Summer Stroll Tour (select dates) begins Wednesday, February 12th at 10 am local time with tickets on sale to the general public this Friday, February 14th at 10 am (local).
$1 from each ticket sold will be donated to The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign.
CALEXICO + IRON & WINE AND ANDREW BIRD CO-HEADLINE TOUR DATES
Jun. 10 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel: Outside Summer Stage *
Jun. 11 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap *
Jun. 12 – New York, NY – Pier 17 *
Jun. 13 – New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl *
Jun. 14 – Kingston, NY – Hutton Brickyards *
Jun. 15 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheater *
Jun. 17 – Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach *
Jun. 18 – Columbus, OH – Express Live *
Jun. 19 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival *
Jun. 20 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavillion Riverbend
Jun. 22 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Jun. 23 – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC
Jun. 24 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^
Jun. 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
Jun. 27 – Napa, CA – Oxbow Commons
Jun. 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl #
^ with Neko Case
# with Mandolin Orange