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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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This Just In… Wilco Coming to Your Town

Hey this blog isn’t always just about promoting the goings on of Thom Yorke and his band of New Yorkers or the next big indie rock fest. No, no, no! This time out let’s focus on the hardest working band in show business. Them Wilco boys… And this one my friends is great news; Particularly if you live in the Great White North.

The road dogs (Wilco) ares still in the midst of their fall tour through the United States, with a show in Cedar Park, Texas, tomorrow night, and a breach of the 49th Parallel planned for two shows at Massey Hall in Toronto next week. The band has just announced that, come February 2010, the tables will turn for what it's calling a TransCanada tour, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, with a half dozen stops planned for south of the border.

Three of those US dates kick off the tour—in Missoula, Montana; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington—February 7 through 10. The Canadian leg is set to launch with what will truly be an auspicious beginning: a free concert in Vancouver's David Lam Park on February 13 as part of the "Live City" events celebrating the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

The pre-sale for all but the last five shows begins next Wednesday, October 14th, at 10 AM via the band's FrontGate store; the rest follow suit on October 21. You can access the pre-sale site then at

For more information on these dates, this month's tour, and next month's European dates, visit


2/7 Adams Center, Univ. of Montana Missoula, MT
2/9 Arlene Schnitzer Hall Portland, OR
2/10 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
2/13 Live City Vancouver, David Lam Park Vancouver, BC
2/15 Northern Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton, AB
2/16 Southern Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB
2/17 TCU Place Saskatoon, SK
2/19 DECC Arena Duluth, MN
2/20 Overture Hall Madison, WI
2/21 Wharton Cobb Great Hall East Lansing, MI
2/23 Hamilton Place Theatre Hamilton, ON
2/24 Centennial Hall London, ON
2/27 Olympia de Montreal Montreal, QC
3/1 National Arts Centre Ottawa, ON
3/3 Multipurpose Room, Halifax Forum Halifax, NS


The Mad Hatter said...

Love Wilco, but I think they should be REAL troopers and play Nunavut like The White Stripes did a few years back.

Enjoy the London show, I'm still basking in the awesomeness of the Massey Hall show in '05

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I see they have taken to once again playing the big fancy venue in Calgary. I knew the days getting up close and sweaty with them at the smaller places were over! At least they are avoiding the domes for the most part.

moe said...

Sounds like the perfect Christmas gift for your wife!

Allison said...

Yes, I think Mr. White & Co. are among the hardest working bands in the biz. Nevertheless, this is great news! I keep missing them...I hope tickets aren't too pricey. I will be perched at my computer ready to purchase tickets next week! Thanks for the heads up. :)