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Chicago-based band Wilco is an American alternative rock band that formed in 1994. Their name comes from the voice procedure tern “wilco” meaning “will comply.” Wilco has released seven studio albums, a live double album and three collaborations. “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” is Wilco’s most successful album, after being released over much controversy. They won two Grammy Awards for their fifth studio album “A Ghost Is Born” including Best Alternative Music Album.

Wilco went on tour fall 2009 and are now looking forward to another tour in 2010, hitting North America for one month. The band also scheduled to make a special appearance at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Announces Tour, Debut Solo Album

By Colin Stutz, Billboard.com

Summary by Emily Jones, TicketNews

Updated: Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket Set AmericanaramA Summer Tour

By Jessica Letkemann, Billboard.com

Summary by Erica LaCentra, TicketNews Staff

Wilco, Major League Baseball tickets on sale over weekend

By Jean Henegan

Tickets for upcoming concerts from Wilco, as well as tickets for upcoming spring training games from several Major League Baseball teams, are on sale throughout the weekend ending January 11 as compiled by TicketNews.

Kicking off this weekend's onsales are tickets to catch rockers Wilco in concert in several larger markets. Among the cities on sale are Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Atlanta, and Durham, NC. Singer/actor Harry Connick Jr. has concert dates in Baltimore on sale Saturday morning. Known now for both his singing and acting talents, Connick boasts a strong fan base which should translate to strong ticket sales. Also with concerts on sale this weekend is Eric Clapton, who has a concert on sale Monday in Kansas City.

Wilco tour tacks on more concert dates for East Coast audiences

By Allison Reitz

After completing a tour of North America later this winter, hard-touring rock group Wilco will hit the road for a second leg of dates in the spring.

The recently announced extension will take the band to the East Coast for an additional 16 performances. Wilco's new itinerary opens with a March 22 show at The Fillmore in Miami Beach, FL, and end April 11 at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, PA.

Wilco tour plots winter 2010 dates, special Olympics performance

By Allison Reitz

This has been a busy year for alternative band Wilco, which filled its calendar with three North American tour legs, several international stints and the release of a new, self-titled album. Now the rock crew, led by singer-songwriter Jeff Tweedy, is setting its sights on 2010 and a fresh round of national performances.

The one-month venture kicks off February 7 at Adams Center in Missoula, MT, and concludes March 3 at Halifax Forum Arena in Halifax, NS. Equal parts American and Canadian, the 15-date trek also includes stops on February 10 at Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA, and February 27 at Olympia de Montreal in Montreal, QC.

KISS, Wilco, Joan Rivers and more: Daily tour recap

By Allison Reitz

Hard rock troupe KISS and the alt-country kings of Wilco have both expanded their North American tour plans. Those dates and more are in the daily tour recap for October 8, as compiled by TicketNews.

Country starlet Taylor Swift isn't letting a little thing like having an acceptance speech crashed on live television hold her back. The 19-year-old musician just announced plans to continue her headlining Fearless Tour in 2010.

Wilco tour hits U.S. for another round of concerts this fall

By Allison Reitz

The alt-rock masters of Wilco added yet another round of U.S. dates to their on-going 2009 tour plans. The extension falls in October with performances currently booked from October 1 at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, through October 18-19 at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL.

Led by singer and principal songwriter Jeff Tweedy, the group will perform a total of 12 shows on its new fall outing. Highlights are an October 6 gig at The Crossroads in Kansas City, MO, an October 10 show at Orpheum Theatre in Nashville, TN, and an October 14 concert at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON.

Ray LaMontagne, Wilco, The Academy Is... and more: Daily tour recap

By Allison Reitz

Phish's festival plans and Bruce Springsteen's paperless schemes are at the top of the daily tour recap for July 24, as compiled by TicketNews.

Jam band megastar Phish has cemented its plans to revive its traditional weekend festival. The much anticipated 2009 event, dubbed Festival 8, has been booked for October 30 through November 1, making it the group's first ever three-day festival. The eight-set fest will be based at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, with ticket sales beginning early next week.

Wilco ex-member Jay Bennett dies, age 45

By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner

Former Wilco multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett, 45, died in his sleep in the early hours of May 24. The cause of his death is unknown and an autopsy is being performed, according to published reports.

Bennett released four solo albums and was working on his fifth at the time of his death. His most recent solo project was 2008's "Whatever Happened I Apologize."

Wilco tour extends into July as new album nears completion

By Allison Reitz

Alternative band Wilco has extended its summer tour plans yet again. A week after announcing a month-long round of concerts in June, frontman Jeff Tweedy and his acclaimed group have added a new block of shows for July and tacked on a few new gigs to the previously announced dates.

The 20-date summer tour is now set to open June 12 at Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati, OH, and run through the group's July 23 appearance at the four-day 10,000 Lakes Festival in Detroit Lakes, MI. The new July portion of the trek picks up July 3 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO.



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