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Roger Clyne and the PeaceMakers Pack for Mexico

Roger Clyne and the PeaceMakers Pack for Mexico

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers Pack for Mexico
Three-Day Oceanside Event in June to Celebrate Life, Song in Rocky Point

(April 23, 2009)

TEMPE, AZ — (Marketwire) — 04/23/09 — Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers will host “Circus Mexicus” June 5 through 7, 2009, in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, bringing across the border the band’s sweat-drenched, tequila-infused marathon sets with fans singing every word.

The national band, based in Tempe, Ariz., will be joined south of the border by five other bands from California, Colorado and Arizona along with thousands of fans on the annual pilgrimage that combines the cultures of the American Southwest and Mexico.

There are two big changes to this year’s event. First, a valid passport is a must to cross the border. Second, the band welcomes new lead guitarist Jim Dalton to the lineup.

“There’s nothing quite like the Mexico show. You have to live it to experience it,” said Clyne, who first gained national attention in the late 1990s with his band The Refreshments. The Refreshments enjoyed hits such as “Banditos” and “Down Together” and recorded the theme song for the popular TV show “King of the Hill.”
Circus Mexicus weekend includes:

— The “Hot Dog & A Smile” charity event at 6 p.m. Friday, June 5, at JJ’s Cantina. Hosted by RCPM drummer P.H. Naffah, donations will be accepted for hot dogs and sodas with all proceeds going to Esparanza Para Los Niños. The band raised $11,000 last year for the private, non-profit orphanage. Four bands, including The Railbenders out of Denver, will provide the entertainment.

— The big event is Saturday, June 6, with live music starting at 3 p.m. at Chonga’s Rocky Point Bar. Gates for the main show open nearby at 6 p.m., amid strolling mariachis. Dead Rock West, a Los Angeles-based Americana band with a punk rock attitude, takes the stage at 7 p.m. with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers kicking off their high-octane show at about 8:30 p.m.

— Then on Sunday, June 7, fans will head back to JJ’s Cantina for “Mañanathon” — a casual party with RCPM on the beach that includes mingling with the band, plenty of Bloody Marys and breakfast burritos, and of course, more live music.

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers is the only independent band to debut in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Internet Sales chart for six consecutive albums, including two #1 entries.

While much has been in the news recently about Mexico, the Rocky Point area has not experienced the same kind of border violence being reported in other areas of the country. The band is reminding its fans to use common sense and conduct themselves responsibly, as is wise in any foreign country. “I believe in Mexico, and in the spirit of rock ‘n roll,” said Clyne.

Tickets are $28 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Tickets are available now at

Find the latest information on Circus Mexicus at

Major sponsors of Circus Mexicus include Dos Cabezas WineWorks, XBALM, Performance Designed Products and Chango’s Rocky Point Bar.

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