Wilco Tour, Album Take Shape
With a still-untitled album slated for June 30 on Nonesuch, Wilco will be hitting the U.S. highways this summer beginning June 12 in Cincinnati. Many dates are going on sale today including the Los Angeles, Red Rocks, and Brooklyn shows. Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band will join as the opening act at several East Coast gigs while Grizzly Bear will open in Tucson.
While Wilco is a veteran act in larger markets, this summer sees the Chicago natives tapping into newer, off the beaten path places such as Jacksonville, Oregon; Stateline, Nevada; and Wilmington, Delaware including gigs at several minor league baseball parks.
The group is currently riding high with the number one DVD on the Billboard Music DVD chart. “Ashes of American Flags,” which culls live concert footage from early 2008, was released last weekend in conjunction with Record Store Day. The group signed copies at Knoxville, Tennessee’s Disc Exchange.
With the forthcoming set being one of the most anticipated releases of 2009, the group recently revealed they were collaborating with Feist on the new record () and have since confirmed the final track order.
This weekend they will play the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and is slated for a two week tour of Spain and Portugal, beginning on May 23.
Here’s Wilco’s summer tour dates:
June 12: Cincinatti, Ohio (Arnoff Center)
June 13: Manchester, Tenn. (Bonnaroo)
June 15: Oklahoma City, OK (Bricktown Events)
June 17: El Paso, Tx. (Abraham Chavez)
June 18: Tucson, Ariz. (Centennial Hall)
June 19: Las Vegas (The Joint)
June 20: Ponoma, Calif. (Fox Theatre)
June 22–23: Los Angeles (The Wiltern)
June 27: Berkeley, Calif. (The Greek)
June 28: Stateline, Nev. (Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena)
June 30: Jacksonville, Oreg. (Britt Pavilion)
July 3: Morrison, Col. (Red Rocks)
July 8: Vienna, VA (Wolf Trap)
July 10: Wilmington, Del. (Frawley Stadium)
July 11: Lowell, Mass. (Lelacheur Park)
July 13: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Keyspan Park)
July 17: Portland, ME (Maine State Pier)
July 18: Wappingers Falls, N.Y. (Dutchess Stadium)
July 19: Lewistown, N.Y. (Art Park)
July 23: Detroit Lakes, Minn. (10,000 Lakes Festival)
Here is the final track listing for the new Wilco album:
“Wilco The Song”
“Bull Black Nova”
“You And I”
“You Never Know”