Wilco Announces Anniversary Shows for September
We know all you Wilco fans have been anxiously waiting for any news regarding the band coming together to celebrate their 20th anniversary, which is this fall. But with frontman Jeff Tweedy touring with his other band, as well as his solo work… well, things have obviously been a little scant in terms of the band’s show announcements–until now. That’s right, Wilco has just revealed that they’ll be playing two shows this September in the great state to Ohio to celebrate twenty years together as a band. They play the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in Columbus on September 3 and the Akron Civic Theater on September 4. (They are also schedule to perform on September 7 at Interlocken Music Festival in Virginia.)
Formed in 1994 in Chicago, Wilco found mainstream success and recognition nearly a decade later, when (out of frustration with their then label) they released their fourth album Yankee Foxtrot Hotel for free on the Internet. The move earned them media attention, legions of new fans, a certified gold record, and essentially validated digital delivery of music as an economically viable business model. Their following four studio albums, including their most recent (2011’s The Whole Love) have all charted in the top ten.