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Friday, July 31, 2009

Wilco (The Road Dogs)

It’s been a busy year for our Wilco boys and it doesn’t appear that the pace is going to let up anytime soon; Even after a host of stellar summer festival dates, late-night appearances, and the release of their all together fine Wilco (The Album). (Incidentally, the band scored its highest Billboard placement ever charting at #4 the week of its release with nearly 100 000 copies sold.) That’s quite a feat for a band that streamed online the record weeks prior to its release. Critics posited that it could drastically affect sales of the record. Pffft, what do they know? It’s called ‘building a buzz’ people…

Well, the happy Wilco ‘buzz’ continues in October, when Wilco will be hitting mostly the Midwest and South of this part of the world. The tour will include Farm Aid appearances with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, a performance in Toronto at Massey Hall (road trip Blair W?) and two shows in their native Chicago.

The hardest working band in show business? Absolutely.

Tour Dates below:

10/01 Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
10/02 St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10/04 Maryland Heights, MI - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Farm Aid)
10/06 Kansas City, MO - The Crossroads
10/08 Cedar Park, TX - Cedar Park Center
10/09 Dallas, TX - The Palladium
10/10 Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
10/12 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
10/14 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
10/16 Ann Arbor, MI - Hill Auditorium
10/18 Chicago, IL - UIC Pavillion
10/19 Chicago, IL - UIC Pavillion


Blair Whatmore said...

Road trip INDEED!

The Mad Hatter said...

Have a blast kids - I caught them at Massey on the Ghost is Born tour in '05...amazing show in an amazing venue!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Wilco are indeed boundless in their capacity to tour. I think it was the second time I saw them that Jeff Tweedy performed the show in a leg cast. Okay it cut down on the onstage dancing a wee bit, but then he never was Thom Yorke or Michael Stipe in that regard, was he?

(no indication of June dates at a particular festival in western Canada?)