Calexico tour the Southwest, launch contest promoting border issue awareness

You probably never logged on to Myspace because you were wistful for civics class. Calexico's seven-date December tour, however, broaches some of the most serious social issues facing citizens on either side of the US - Mexico border today. Accompanying them on these dates will be representatives from several organizations including Humane Borders and Music for America raising awareness about humanitarian issues stemming from border and immigration policies.

So, the contest, you ask? What of the contest? Well, we'd like for you to help Calexico spread the news and bring people out to the shows by telling everyone you know about the events. The following is a list of things you can do to help. Every time you complete one of the opportunities from the list, you’ll be entered to win two tickets to the Calexico show nearest you, a copy of World Drifts In (Live at the Barbican) DVD, a vintage Calexico tour poster and a Music for America t-shirt. In other words, the more you do, the more likely you’ll be to win. The contest will close on Wednesday, November 29.

If you don't live in any of the cities covered by the tour, don't worry! You can still enter the contest and participate in spreading the word. See below.

1) Write your local newspaper, radio station and/or television station and tell them about the event. Ask them if they'd be willing to help by publishing an announcement about the event to inform your community. Send a copy of the letter or any published material to us at In the subject line, please type "CALEXICO TOUR CONTEST." You can also get in touch with us the old-fashioned way at:

Calexico Tour Contest – Quarterstick Records
PO Box 25342
Chicago, IL 60625

2) Copy and paste this message and post it as a myspace or facebook bulletin including a personal message to your friends. Then post a comment on Calexico's myspace page ( saying that you’ve done so.

3) Post this message on your personal blog (non-myspace blogs) and send the direct link to Be sure to include "CALEXICO TOUR CONTEST" in the subject line.

Calexico Tour Dates:
12/02/06 - Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ w/ Annuals
12/03/06 - Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM w/ Annuals
12/04/06 - Orpheum, Flagstaff, AZ w/ Annuals
12/05/06 - The Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ w/ Annuals
12/07/06 - Soho Restaurant, Santa Barbara, CA w/ The Broken West

Read more about Music for America and Humane Borders by clicking on the links below. For more Calexico information, click on their logo.