High Performance Rodeo

An Evening with Alejandro Escovedo

Jan. 27 2023

"A masterwork from one of the genuine lights in Rock music" - Billboard


75 minutes


Flanagan Theatre, The GRAND

Rock 'n' Roll legend Alejandro Escovedo is coming to Calgary for one night only.  

Celebrated singer and songwriter, Alejandro Escovedo, has an eclectic background and body of work - as does any rock artist of his generation. Escovedo has already played an important role in punk (with The Nuns), roots rock (The True Believers), and alt-country (Rank & File) before launching a solo career that's seen him work with everyone from Tony Visconti to John Cale to Bruce Springsteen. Beginning with 1992's Gravity, Escovedo's musical career has been consistently literate, ambitious, and eclectic.

Crossing borders, jumping barriers, taking risks, betting it all: that's the path Alejandro Escovedo has been taking in his lifelong search for the heart of rock and roll. This epic live performance is about that journey. Ranging from sweeping orchestral numbers to classic rock to bursts of 70s punk, the evening will find Escovedo baring his soul on stage as he delves further into his lifelong musical journey across his most sonically diverse work yet.

escovedo has blended the lyricism of bruce Springsteen and Jackson brown with the raw power of the stooges and the velvet underground. The result is music with heart, brains, and a burning sense of adventure - Mark Kemp, Rolling Stone