Real Animal

Alejandro Escovedo is having a good year....

- For the first time in his 30 year career, Alejandro Escovedo has charted on Billboard's Top 200 coming in at #122 with his 9th solo album REAL ANIMAL. Released on June 24th, REAL ANIMAL also enters Billboard's Heatseeker/New Artist Chart at #3 with 6,178 in first week sales. A noted and accomplished artist, Escovedo was named No Depression's "Artist of The Decade" in 1998 and has enjoyed a loyal fan base that includes such luminaries as author Stephen King and filmmaker Jonathan Demme who provided REAL ANIMAL's evocative liner notes.

Alejandro has two NYC shows coming up. One is tonight at Highline Ballroom (July 9). The other is free and in exactly a month at Central Park Summerstage.

An Unexpected Mexico
Alejandro Escovedo with Strings

Saturday, August 09, 2008, From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

Magic TourAlejandro also appears on this:

Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's 'Magic Tour Highlights' on July 15 via all digital download stores, including the iTunes Store. The release will consist of four audio tracks with four accompanying videos, all recorded live in concert during the 'Magic' tour.

1. "Always A Friend" (performed with Alejandro Escovedo) (video)
Recording Date: 04/14/2008 (Houston, Texas)
2. "The Ghost of Tom Joad" (performed with Tom Morello)
Recording Date: 04/07/2008 (Anaheim, California)
3. "Turn Turn Turn" (performed with Roger McGuinn)
Recording Date: 04/23/2008 (Orlando, Florida)
4. "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" (Danny Federici's final performance with the E Street Band)
Recording Date: 03/20/2008 (Indianapolis, Indiana)

AA Bondy was recently added as the opener for the Highline Ballroom show tonight. Aquarium Drunkard recently spoke to Alejandro. Alejandro Escovedo recently played Coman O'Brien and The Today show. Those videos and all tour dates below....

AA Bondy on Conan

Alejandro Escovedo on Conan - June 21, 2008

Alejandro Escovedo on the Today Show - June 24, 2008

Alejandro Escovedo - 2008 Tour Dates
9-Jul New York, NY Highline Ballroom
10-Jul Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
11-Jul Philadelphia, PA XPoNential Festival
12-Jul Washington, DC 9:30 Club
15-Jul Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
16-Jul Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
18-Jul New Orleans, LA Tipitina's
19-Jul New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall
30-Jul San Diego, CA TBD
31-Jul Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
2-Aug Madison, WI Madison Roots Fest @ Alliant Energy Center (WMMM show)
9-Aug New York, NY Summerstage
10-Aug Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden
23-Aug Fort Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall
26-Sep Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival


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