Thursday, October 26, 2006

Calexico Concert - Dec 2nd - Tickets on sale now!

Calexico, dedicated friends of KXCI Community Radio, will perform at Rialto Theatre in a benefit concert!

The Tucson show on December 2nd continues Calexico's annual tradition of throwing a year-end hometown benefit concert. A portion of the proceeds will go to KXCI Community Radio and Humane Borders, who along with other organizations like No More Deaths and Border Angels, offers humanitarian assistance to those in need through more than 70 emergency water stations on and near the U.S.- Mexican border, ultimately trying to quell the hundreds of deaths every year in the Arizona desert due to dehydration.

Calexico has been hailed as a border band, transcending boundaries and genres with their unique blend of US and Latin style. Politically, the band feels just as strongly about the people of the region as they do the sounds. Joey Burns explains; “The issue is a complex one, and now with President Bush signing the bill that would build a massive wall between the two countries, the problems will undoubtedly become more severe and horrifying.”

A representative from Humane Borders will be at all Calexico’s headlining Southwestern shows to answer questions or provide insight into their cause. Also, the tour as a whole will be presented in association with Music for America, an organization connecting concert-goers with social justice organizations and political issues they might not be aware of, both nationally and in their area.

Advance tickets are available at KXCI studios - 220 South 4th Avenue - at Rialto Theatre - and online HERE

General admission is $16
Limited reserved balcony seating is available for $18

Get your tickets early... This show sells out every year!

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