The announcement, only last week, of Calexico‘s return to Kilkenny City and to the Kilkenny Roots Festival some fifteen years after their first and last appearance, certainly set the cat amongst the festival-going pigeons.

Billed as headliners and destined for Set Theatre on Sunday 3 May 2015, Calexico’s return has been declared a sell-out by festival organisers, some six months in advance of the festival.

The band are hitting the European trail in April of next year in support of their as-yet-unreleased new album and a sold out Set Theatre is bound to make for one of their tour highlights and certainly one of Kilkenny’s gig highlights of 2015.

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