Monday, January 11, 2010

Wilco Mount Winter/Spring Small Theater Tour

Wilco at the Greek Theater, Berkeley in 2009, from the HAD Archive

It's been quite a while since we've managed to catch the boys from Wilco in a cozy theater setting, so we were pretty psyched to discover that they've lined up an extensive tour consisting extensively of small-venue dates. Starting on the west coast, making it's way through Canada, and then covering most of the east coast, the band's kicking off 2010 with a boatload of small shows.

For those in the New York area, that means two stops in Montclair, New Jersey, and one up in Providence. Pick your poison, but we have to say that our inclination always leans towards Lupo's - that place is about as good as it gets. You can bet we'll be there, plus it has the added benefit (unlike Montclair) of not already being sold out.

Meanwhile, if you can't wait four months for a solid dose of Wilco goodness, we recommend you either watch Ashes Of American flags (again), or head over to the band's website and check out this killer zoomable photo of the band's legendary loft. The tool lets you zoom in to a resolution where you can check out stuff like settings on guitar components, spines on magazines, and all the other creepy stalker-level shit you can think of.

Meantime, we'll plan on seeing you out there in April. Have fun!

mp3: Wilco - Bull Black Nova
pictures: Wilco at the HAD Archive

Wilco North American Dates Winter/Spring 2010
Feb-07 Missoula, MT Adams Center
Feb-09 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Hall
Feb-10 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Feb-12 Victoria, CA Royal Theatre
Feb-13 Vancouver, CA Live City Vancouver @ David Lam Park FREE SHOW FOR 2010 WINTER GAMES
Feb-15 Edmonton, CANorthern Jubilee Auditorium
Feb-16 Calgary, CA Southern Jubilee Auditorium
Feb-17 Saskatoon, CA TCU Place
Feb-19Duluth, MN DECC Auditorium
Feb-20 Madison, WIOverture Hall
Feb-21 East Lansing, MI Wharton Cobb Great Hall
Feb-23 Hamilton, CA Hamilton Place Theatre
Feb-24 London, CACentennial Hall
Feb-26 Quebec City, CA Imperial de Quebec
Feb-27 Montreal, CA Olympia de Montreal
Mar-01 Ottawa, CA National Arts Centre
Mar-03 Halifax, CA Halifax Forum
Mar-22 Miami Beach, FL The Fillmore - Miami Beach
Mar-23 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Mar-25 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
Mar-26 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
Mar-27 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
Mar-29 Richmond, VA The National
Mar-30 North Bethesda, MD The Music Center at Strathmore
Mar-31 Scranton, PA Scranton Cultural Center
Apr-02 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theatre
Apr-03 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theatre
Apr-04 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Apr-06 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
Apr-07 Concord, NH Capitol Center
Apr-09 Hartford, CT Bushnell Memorial Hall: Mortenson Hall
Apr-10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Apr-11 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall