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...

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 had previously announced a 17-date trek that will take the band down the West Coast and across Canada this winter. The 2010 itinerary launches February 7 at the Adams Center in Missoula, MT, with shows booked through March 3 at the Halifax Forum Arena in Halifax, NS.

A supporting act has not been named for the East Coast leg of the tour, which is being billed as “An Evening with Wilco.” However, Chicago-based band Califone and one-man act Bahamas will trade opening duties throughout Wilco’s concerts on the West Coast and in Canada.

Tickets are already on sale for the first leg of the jaunt. Public onsales for the second run will begin Friday, February 8, in select markets. Onsales for all dates of the current tour routing will be open within the next two weeks.

Wilco released its seventh studio album, appropriately titled “Wilco (The Album),” in June 2009. The effort peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and earned accolades on many publications’ year-end “Best of” lists.

Though the group’s latest material is still fresh, Wilco is reportedly heading back to the studio. According to Billboard sources, frontman Jeff Tweedy and his musical troupe have started work on a new slate of songs and will hit their Chicago recording studio sometime this month.

Wilco itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 7 Missoula, MT Adams Center
February 9 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
February 10 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
February 12 Victoria, BC Royal Theatre
February 13 Vancouver, BC David Lam Park
February 15 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
February 16 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
February 17 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
February 19 Duluth, MN DECC Auditorium
February 20 Madison, WI Overture Hall
February 21 East Lansing, MI Cobb Great Hall
February 23 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place Theatre
February 24 London, ON Centennial Hall
February 26 Quebec City, QC Imperial Du Quebec
February 27 Montreal, QC Olympia de Montreal
March 1 Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre
March 3 Halifax, NS Halifax Forum Arena
March 22 Miami Beach, FL The Fillmore
March 23 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 25 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
March 26 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
March 27 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
March 29 Richmond, VA The National
March 30 North Bethesda, MD Music Center at Strathmore
March 31 Scranton, PA Scranton Cultural Center
April 2 – 3 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
April 4 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
April 6 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
April 7 Concord, NH Capitol Center for the Arts
April 9 Hartford, CT Mortensen Hall
April 10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
April 11 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall