Happy 20th Anniversary, Wilco!

Wilco is celebrating two decades of rocking with a new batch of tour dates and forthcoming box sets. The October gigs are scheduled in Tennessee, North Carolina and New York.

During the past 20 years, the Chicago band that formed following Uncle Tupleo’s breakup has put out eight studio albums. The act has transitioned from its alt-country debut, 1995’s A.M., to its latest, 2011’s experimental indie rock LP, The Whole Love.

Along with original members vocalist/guitarist Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt, the lineup includes guitarist Nels Cline, drummer/percussionist Glenn Kotche, keyboardist/pianist Mikael Jorgensen and multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone.

Before the celebration officially commences in late October, Wilco has a handful of previously announced shows to play, including Wednesday’s show in Columbus, Ohio, and Thursday’s in Akron, Ohio. Tweedy and Co. will spend the weekend at in Arrington, Va., Sept. 6-7.

Here are the new dates:

Oct. 21 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium       
Oct. 22 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium       
Oct. 23 – Knoxville, Tenn., Tennessee Theatre        
Oct. 25 – Raleigh, N.C., North Carolina Museum Of Art   
Oct. 28 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre  
Oct. 29 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre

Plus, Wilco will take the stage Oct. 27 on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”     

Wilco’s website notes, “The anniversary party won’t stop there – we’ll soon announce news about two forthcoming releases – Wilco’s first-ever Best Of collection and a Rarities box we’re pretty sure you’re gonna love.”

A presale for the fall tour begins Wednesday, Sept. 3. The general onsale is scheduled Friday, Sept. 5.

For more information visit WilcoWorld.net