Wilco Announces Final 2017 Gigs

Wilco has added a few stops to its fall calendar with an announcement warning that this is your last chance to see the band on stage “for a good long while.”

The Facebook post explains that Wilco “plan to take most, if not all, of 2018 off from the road.”

Andy Keilen
– Wilco
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif.

Although it’s common for bands to take a year or so off, it’s nice that Jeff Tweedy and company are giving us a heads up.  

The group’s fall tour kicks off Sept. 22 at the Pinewood Bowl Theater in Lincoln, Neb. Cities on the routing include Kansas City, Santa Fe, San Antonio, Memphis and Atlanta.

The new dates, which mark Wilco’s final performances of 2017, are booked at St. Louis’ The Pageant Nov. 13 and St. Paul’s Palace Theatre Nov. 15-16.

Select dates feature support from Creamer, Bob Schneider, and Margaret Glaspy.

Wilco has been supporting its 10th studio album, 2016’s Schmilco.

Rolling Stone calls the LP the band’s “most folk-rockingly introspective since 2007’s Sky Blue Sky.”

RS says, “It’s a nice follow-up to last year’s No Wave-y glam rush, Star Wars, a free surprise release that found them refreshingly noisy, energized and maybe a little bit defensive. (In some ways, it was their anti-‘dad rock’ record.) With a nod to Harry Nilsson’s pop-eccentric touchstone Nilsson Schmilsson, Tweedy’s mood is less self-conscious and more easygoing on Schmilco.”

Presales for St. Louis and St. Paul start Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. CDT. Tickets go on sale Sept. 15.

Visit Wilco’s artist page to check out the complete routing.