Wilco

From 15 June 2019to30 June 2019

Wilco

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After the dissolution of the alternative country band Uncle Tupelo the remaining members of the band, Jeff Tweedy and John Stirratt, went on to form the beloved alternative rock band Wilco, which they based out of Chicago, Illinois, US.

Wilco has been influenced by a wide variety of musical styles including folk, rock, country, punk and experimental music and each album they make seems to reflect its unique influences. The band formed in 1994 and released their debut album “A.M.” just a year after their formation. “A.M” is the band’s most alternative country sounding album to date and songs like “Passenger Side” clearly convey the band’s influence of power pop bands like Big Star as well as country rock musicians like Neil Young and Gram Parsons.

The band’s second album “Being There” showed Wilco incorporating more experimental sounds into their music, which would continue throughout their career and would play a huge impact on their most critically acclaimed album “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”.

Not only was “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” a landmark album for Wilco that launched the band into the mainstream, but it was a landmark album for music history. Rolling Stone has labeled the album the third best album of the 2000s and has included it on the list of top 500 albums of all time. Other publications have also highly praised the album such as Pitchfork who called it the fourth best album of the 2000s. The album contains many of Wilco’s best songs to date including “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart”, “War on War”, and “Jesus, Etc.” “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” is also relevant for being the last album that guitarist Jay Bennett would perform on and the first album that would include the drummer Glenn Kotche.

After the release of Wilco’s Grammy award-winning album, “A Ghost Is Born”, they would stabilize their lineup with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone and avant-garde jazz guitarist Nels Cline. Although one might expect Wilco’s bound to become even more experimental with the addition of an avant-garde guitarist, in fact their next album “Sky Blue Sky” showed Wilco moving further away from experimentation and following a style that was deeply rooted in the folk and Americana genres, which conveyed inspiration from artists like The Byrds and Bob Dylan. The Grammy-nominated album showed that Wilco could perfect the sound of ‘70s soft rock and broadened the diversity of Wilco’s audience.

Wilco continues to release high-quality albums and has appeared on many notable television shows such as Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live. In their free time, the band also enjoys working on their side projects. Jeff Tweedy has been involved with the band Loose Fur, which features Jim O’Rourke and Glenn Kotche, and is also involved in the band Tweedy with his son. Pat Sansone and John Stirratt have released several albums under their soft-rock band The Autumn Defense and Nels Cline is involved with his solo material.

Wilco has become one of America’s best-regarded indie rock bands and their influence can be seen all over modern music from bands such as The National. They are also well regarded for their Solid Sound Festival, which they curate and headline. Wilco has already established themselves as legends and their music continues to keep critics and fans in complete awe.

Saturday 15 June 2019

Wilco

Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sunday 16 June 2019

Wilco

Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Wilco

L’Aéronef, Lille, France

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Wilco

106, Rouen, France

Thursday 20 June 2019

Wilco

La Sirene, La Rochelle, France

Friday 21 June 2019 – Saturday 22 June 2019

Wilco

Azkena Rock Festival 2019

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Friday 28 June 2019

Wilco

Mass Moca in North Adams – Ma, North Adams, MA, US

Saturday 29 June 2019

Wilco

Mass Moca in North Adams – Ma, North Adams, MA, US

Sunday 30 June 2019

Wilco

Mass Moca in North Adams – Ma, North Adams, MA, US

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