Alejandro Escovedo’s ‘Big Station’ Spring – Jay Smith, Pollstar, April 6, 2012
The singer/songwriter lines up a spring tour in advance of his new album’s June release.
Alejandro Escovedo’s new album – Big Station – is set for a June 5 release on Fantasy/Concord. By then the artist will have already been on the road for a few weeks. Known for his mix of punk, country, solid songwriting and high-energy performances, Escovedo’s latest journey begins in St. Louis at Off Broadway May 15. The U.S. routing will take him through the heartland, The South and the East Coast, playing such places as Madison, Wis., at the High Noon Saloon May 20; Chicago’s Lincoln Hall May 23; Memphis at the 1884 Lounge May 29; Morgantown, W.Va. at Mountain Stage June 3; Albany, N.Y., at The Egg June 15; and Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y., at the Clearwater Festival June 17.
New York City also comes into play with Escovedo playing the Big Apple’s Bowery Ballroom June 5, the day Big Station drops. Escovedo will return to the city to play NYC’s BBQ Block Party June 10.
May 15 through 20 features Escovedo performing in the duo format while shows scheduled for May 22 and after feature the artist with a full band. VisitAlejandroEscovedo.com for more information.
Jay Smith, Pollstar – April 6, 2012