For the first time in his 30-year career, Texan Alejandro Escovedo has charted on Billboard’s Top 200 coming in at #122 with his ninth...

For the first time in his 30-year career, Texan Alejandro Escovedo has charted on Billboard’s Top 200 coming in at #122 with his ninth solo album “Real Animal.” Released on June 24, it also enters Billboard’s Heatseeker/New Artist Chart at #3 with 6,178 in first week sales.

Escovedo has dates booked through September 26 in Austin, TX with more shows expected to be announced. Currently on the road in support of “Real Animal,” Escovedo recently opened for the Dave Matthews Band and had the opportunity to perform the album’s first single, “Always a Friend,” with Bruce Springsteen in front of a sold-out crowd in Houston, TX.

The noted and accomplished artist was named No Depression’s Artist of The Decade in 1998 and has enjoyed a loyal fan base that includes such luminaries as author Stephen King and filmmaker Jonathan Demme, who provided the album’s evocative liner notes.

Escovedo comes from a musical family: his brothers Coke Escovedo and Pete Escovedo are noted percussionists, who both played with Santana, while percussionist Shelia E. (of Prince fame) is his niece.

“Real Animal” unravels Escovedo’s musical autobiography while presenting him as a masterful American musician, whose palette encompasses eloquent string quintets and shattering blasts of punk rock. It was produced by legendary producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy).

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Alejandro Escovedo itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

July 3 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest (Harley Davidson Roadhouse)
July 4 Chicago, IL Taste of Chicago @ Grant Park
July 9 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
July 10 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
July 11 Philadelphia, PA XPoNential Festival
July 12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
July 15 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
July 16 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
July 18 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s
July 19 New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall
July 30 San Diego, CA TBD
July 31 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
August 2 Madison, WI Madison Roots Fest @ Alliant Energy Center
August 9 New York, NY Summerstage
August 10 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden
August 23 Fort Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall
September 26 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival