Wilco Adds Dates to Spring Tour

A spring leg has been added by Wilco to their headlining tour already underway. The band is continuing to back, “Wilco,” their most recent album. The tour will continue to stretch through into several months of 2010.

The upcoming outing for the band will kick off in Missoula, MT on February 7 and then head over the border shortly after that for a long set of appearances in Canada, culminating with a show on March 2 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The band will take a short break before hitting the road again for a run of 15 cities beginning in Miami on March 22 and ending in Pittsburgh on April 11.

“Wilco” is the band’s follow up album to “Sky Blue Sky” of 2007. “Wilco” was released by Nonesuch last June. The set includes the first official duet for the band, “You and I,” which was recorded with Feist, the Canadian singer. It debuted on Billboard’s 200 chart at No. 4, the band’s career best.

Glenn Kotche, drummer for the band said, we feel that this album and lineup really epitomizes Wilco. It’s the longest we’ve ever had a steady lineup for Wilco. This membership has been going on for five years. The other lineups we had didn’t even come close.

Kotche added, you get a very disparate, nice mix of what this band is capable of and what interests us. I think all of that is reflected on our new album.

Wilco late last year teamed with Jamie Lidell and Feist to collaborate on the newest record club production by Beck. It was a remake of a 1969 solo album called “Oar” by Skip Spence, guitarist of Moby Grape. Two of the project’s tracks are streaming currently in video on the website of Beck’s.

2010 Wilco Concert Tour
February 2010
7 – Missoula, MT – Adams Center
9 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Hall
10 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
12 – Victoria, British Columbia – Royal Theatre
13 – Vancouver, British Columbia – David Lam Park (free show)
15 – Edmonton, Alberta – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
16 – Calgary, Alberta – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
17 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – TCU Place
19 – Duluth, MN – DECC Auditorium
20 – Madison, WI – Overture Hall
21 – East Lansing, MI – Wharton Cobb Great Hall
23 – Hamilton, Ontario – Hamilton Place Theatre
24 – London, Ontario – Centennial Hall
26 – Quebec City, Quebec – Imperial de Quebec
27 – Montreal, Quebec – Olympia de Montreal

March 2009
1 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Arts Centre
3 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Halifax Forum
22 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
23 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
25 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre
26 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
27 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
29 – Richmond, VA – The National
30 – North Bethesda, MD – The Music Center at Strathmore
31 – Scranton, PA – Scranton Cultural Center

April 2010
2, 3 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
4 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
6 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
7 – Concord, NH – Capitol Center
9 – Hartford, CT – Bushnell Memorial Hall
10 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall