December will bring Wilco back to their hometown of Chicago with the six-night residency called Wilco Winterlude.
The residency will be hosted at the Riviera Theatre and each performance will feature a different setlist, each of which will be made up of songs throughout the band’s 20-year career. Wilco Winterlude is part of Chicago-area radio station WXRT’s Holiday Concert For the Kids. Attendees are encouraged to bring new toys and books to the shows so that they can be donated to local children’s hospitals.
The band will also be touring briefly in October, but live performances aren’t Wilco’s only big news for their 20th anniversary. They will also be releasing two archival box sets, Alpha Mike Foxtrot and What’s Your 20. The former includes four discs with 77 rare studio and live recordings, and those who order it will receive a free instant download of “A Magazine Called Sunset.” The latter box set is a greatest hits collection from Wilco’s eight studio albums. Pre-orders are happening through the group’s website, but both compilations will be available November 27 via Nonesuch Records.
Lead vocalist Jeff Tweedy has been busy with Tweedy, the musical duo with his son. This summer, they released three new tracks: “Wait for Love,” “Fake Fur Coat” and “Flowering.” They also performed for NPR’s All Things Considered tiny desk concert series and released a music video for “Low Key,” yet another song from their latest album Sukierae. In November, Jeff Tweedy will participate in the Mavis Staples tribute concert in Chicago as well.
Wilco 2014 Tour Dates and Wilco Winterlude
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Oct 21: Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Oct 22: Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Oct 23: Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
Oct 25: Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Museum of Art
Oct 28: Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
Oct 29: Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
Dec 03: Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater
Dec 05: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Dec 06: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Dec 08: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Dec 09: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Dec 11: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Dec 12: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre