Just announced: WILCO with Special Guest: Blitzen Trapper
Secret Service Entertainment has announced WILCO live outdoors at Bayfront Festival Park on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Show at 6:00 p.m. The acclaimed Chicago sextet appears in support of its latest release, the Grammy-nominated The Whole Love.
“Quite simply, this is the work of a great band at the peak of their powers, and The Whole Love is a joy to hear…confirming once again that Wilco is as good a band as America can claim in the 21st century.” – All Music
The band’s reputation as a live powerhouse continues to grow: “Wilco’s new millennial emergence as an avantgarde Americana juggernaut now grooves a newfound equilibrium. Never has this band been so comfortable and confident live…. These boys, often in a three-guitar front line (hello Skynyrd), live to make noise…” – Austin Chronicle
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy formed Wilco in the mid-1990s. The Whole Love is the third album by the band’s current lineup, which solidified in 2004 when guitarist Nels Cline and guitarist/keyboardist Patrick Sansone joined Tweedy, founding bassist John Stirratt, drummer Glenn Kotche and keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen. Together, they released Sky Blue Sky in 2007 and the Grammy-nominated Wilco (The Album) in 2009. Wilco has won Grammy Awards for its 2004 release A Ghost is Born in the Best Alternative Album and Best Recording Package categories. Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy won a Grammy-award as producer for Mavis Staples 2010 album You Are Not Alone.
Wilco has released 10 studio albums to date, including Mermaid Avenue Volumes 1 & 2, which, in collaboration with British folk singer Billy Bragg, set original music to song lyrics by the truest of American icons, songwriter Woody Guthrie.
Wilco’s dBpm Records is a full-service label releasing all future Wilco recordings and more. ANTI-Records provides distribution and additional label services for all dBpm releases. In 2010 Wilco, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, created the Solid Sound Festival, a three-day event of music, art, comedy and culture. The festival returns to MASS MoCA in June 2013.
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 13 AT 10 AM
Tickets available online at www.etix.com or by calling 800-514-ETIX
Limited Reserved Tickets are $46.00 and General Admission Tickets are $36.00
Plus applicable service charges. All Ages are welcome and this show is Rain or Shine
Lawn chairs are allowed. No outside food or beverage, coolers, cans bottles, weapons or pets except service animals. Free water fountains available. Several food vendors and beer also available.