Wilco never sleeps. The one-time alt-country act, which transformed into one of the most surprising trailblazers of the early 21st century, is back on the road — and coming back to Missoula this summer for a date at the Big Sky Brewing Company. Here’s the press release I received today from the promoter:
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Doors Open – 6:00 pm, Show Time – 7:30 pm
Big Sky Brewery
5417 Trumpeter Way – Missoula, MT 59808
Tickets On Sale Friday, April 13th at 10:00 AM
Tickets: $35.00 $44.00 In Advance – $38.00 $44.00 Day of Show
Tickets are available at Big Sky Brewery, Rockin’ Rudy’s Records, by calling 877-4-FLY-TIX,
On line at www.TicketFly.com
Knitting Factory Presents is thrilled to announce WILCO live at The Big Sky Brewery on June 28th, 2012. Doors at 6:00pm, Show starts at 7:30pm. The acclaimed Chicago sextet (returns/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 avant-garde 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. Wilcoʼs 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.
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