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Alejandro Escovedeo opens Dave Matthews shows

Thursday, May 15, 2008 – Roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo will hit the road as the opening act for the Dave Matthews Band beginning June 9th in support of his upcoming release "Real Animal." Alejandro will perform with his full band which consists of: David Pulkingham (guitar), Josh Gravelin (bass), Hector Munoz (drums), Susan Voelz (violin) and Brian Standefer (cello).

Escovedo will make two national TV performances. On Friday, June 20th, Alejandro and band will perform on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien and on Tuesday, June 24th, Escovedo and band will make a special appearance on NBC's The Today Show.

"Real Animal" is Escovedo's second release for the EMI-based Manhattan/Back Porch Records and will be released digitally and in-stores on CD and vinyl Tuesday June 24.

Tour dates are:
June 9 Clarkston, MI/DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 10 Scranton, PA/Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
June 13-14 Hartford, CT/New England Dodge Music Center
June 17 Darien Center, NY/Six Flags Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 18 Toronto, ONT/Molson Amphitheatre


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CD review - Street Songs of Love When Alejandro Escovedo went into a Lexington, Ky. recording studio this winter, he did so with the intention of recording a straight forward rock and roll record in the same vein as his previous release, 2008's "Real Animal." Escovedo enlisted the help of his road band The Sensitive Boys and "Real Animal" producer Tony Visconti to help him achieve that sound. They delivered. With the opening quartet of songs, from the punchy pop of the album starting single Anchor to ...
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