On July 3rd Calexico will take to the stage of the Herod Atticus Odeon, and though the band and their Greek audience have built together a 20-year relationship, this will be the first time that they will be playing in the shadow of the Acropolis.

Taking its name from the city of Calexico, on the Mexico-California border, this band from Tucson, Arizona brings once more the Athens their great mix of traditional latin sounds (mariachi, conjunto, cumbia, tejano), country, jazz, and post-rock music. The musical term of “desert noir” has come about to describe precisely their amazingly distinct, unique style.

On their July concert at the Herod Atticus Odeon, a performance included in the program of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Calexico bring with them the great hits in their impressive career -songs like “Stray,” “Falling from the Sky,” “Crystal Frontier,” “Missing,” and “Splitter,” but also new material from “The thread that keeps us,” their 9th album, released in late January.

On Monday, March 19, Calexico’s fans’ wait for tickets will be over, as they are set to go on sale at 11:00, via the viva.gr network. Ticket prices range between €25 (early bird price; upper tier) – 60. Tickets can also be purchased on the phone at 11876, online at Athinorama.gr, and at Seven Spots, Reload, Media Markt, Yioleni’s, viva Kiosk stores, and Euripides Bookstores.