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20th Anniversary Wilco Tour to Wrap with Chicago Residency in Dec. 2014

October 27, 2014 by Alyssa


Wilco Chicago

The year 2014 has been a landmark one for Wilco, as the Chicago-based outfit has been celebrating its 20th anniversary with a slew of cross-country tour dates. The whole venture will come full circle when the critically acclaimed band returns to its roots with a six-night residency at the city’s Riviera Theatre, Dec. 5-6, 8-9, and 11-12. The 2014 residency will be the first of its kind since 2008, when Wilco spent five nights performing at the same historic venue.

 

The Wilco Chicago residency will feature rotating set lists that draw from the group’s full catalog of celebrated albums. Among those are Wilco’s 1995 debut, A.M., 2007’s GRAMMY-nominated Sky Blue Sky, and the indie rock staple Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, whose iconic cover has made a pop-culture landmark out of Chicago’s Marina City.

 

A week before the “Wilco Winterlude” kicks off, the band will release two box sets to commemorate its two-decade career. One, Alpha Mike Foxtrot, will feature more than six dozen rare recordings, while the second, What’s Your 20, will be a sprawling collection of greatest hits. Different versions of the band’s ode to the Windy City, “Via Chicago,” will be included in both of the box sets and is guaranteed to be a hit with the hometown crowd when it’s played live in December.

 

Outside of Wilco’s 20th anniversary celebrations, frontman Jeff Tweedy has been productive with a number of other projects this year. His side project Tweedy--which also features his son Spencer on drums--released its first album, Sukierae, in September and has been on the road in support of the record. Tweedy also flexed his acting muscles with guest appearances on the comedy shows Parks and Recreation and Portlandia, on which he spoofed his own folk roots.

 

Before the Wilco residency takes over the Riviera Theatre, the north side venue will also host a handful of other acclaimed rock acts, including back-to-back nights of both Alt-J (Nov. 1-2) and Fitz and The Tantrums (Nov. 22-23). In 2015, the Riviera also will be the only Chicago stop on the long-awaited Sleater-Kinney tour (Feb. 17), as well as the host to the North American Hozier tour.

 

DATE WILCO CHICAGO RESIDENCY 2014  
Dec 5, 2014
 
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Dec 6, 2014
 
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Dec 8, 2014
 
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Dec 9, 2014
 
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Dec 11, 2014
 
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Dec 12, 2014
 
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