Wilco Announces Icelandic Debut With Three-Night 2023 Residency

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Jeff Tweedy from Wilco performs on stage at the Loaded Festival on June 11, 2022, in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Per Ole Hagen/Redferns)

Critically acclaimed alt-rockers Wilco will play a three-night residency at Reykjavik’s Eldborg Hall at Harpa in April, marking the band’s Icelandic debut.

The six-piece’s April 6-8, 2023, stint at the Harpa will be promoted by Bucket List Tours, which hosted three sold-out nights from experimental jam band Umphrey’s McGee in past March.

“We’re extremely excited to finally be playing Iceland for the very first time,” Wilco drummer/percussionist Glenn Kotche said. “We can’t wait to experience the culture and people of Iceland – who’ve been the source of so much great music and art. We’re looking forward to making some incredible memories with our fans from around the world.”

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Wilco released its 12th studio album, Cruel Country, in May. Nonesuch Records will release seven special editions of the band’s seminal 2001 album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot in September, capping a year of COVID-delayed celebrations of the album’s 20th anniversary.

In April, Wilco played five sold-out dates at New York City’s United Palace, selling 12,878 tickets and grossing more than $1.4 million, according to Pollstar Box Office reports. The band followed that with three sellouts April 22-24 at Auditorium Theatre in its hometown of Chicago, grossing $863,766 on 3,504 tickets.

Wilco starts a 29-city North American tour with an Aug. 12 show at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The outing includes festival stops and two nights at New Orleans’ Civic Theater Oct. 4-5, both of which are already sold out.