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Wilco to host very own music festival

on April 06, 2010, 10:48pm

If you’re like us, you were probably a bit mystified by the lack of festival appearances on Wilco‘s upcoming calendar. No Coachella. No Bonnaroo. Not even a hometown slot at Lollapalooza. In fact, despite two months worth of upcoming tour dates in support of Wilco (The Album), Jeff Tweedy & co. only have three festival dates scheduled, all of which will take place on the other side of the Atlantic.

Well, we now know why. This summer, Wilco will join the likes of Perry Farrell, moe., and Stone Temple Pilots and become the latest musical act to turn into festival host. From August 13-15, the band will curate the inaugural Solid Sound Festival at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts.

The festival will feature two headlining performances by Wilco as well as performances by the band members’ side projects — The Autumn Defense, On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Singers, and Pronto — and “additional music by both Wilco and some of the band’s favorite artists.”

Plus, the festival will offer a “fully programmed comedy stage and many interactive installations and exhibits.” There will also be “an interactive guitar pedal exhibit with Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, a concert-poster silk screening demonstration, a drum, and percussion workshop by Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, and workshops with guitar makers or try out the solid sound stompbox station.” Basically, a Wilco fan’s dream come true.

Tickets will go on sale online this Friday, April 9th at 10 a.m. via massmoca.org and at 11 a.m. in person at the MoCA Box Office.

Wilco 2010 Tour Dates:
04/07 – Concord, NH @ Capitol Center
04/09 – Hartford, CT @ Bushnell Memorial Hall: Mortenson Hall
04/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
04/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall
04/22 – Osaka, JP @ Big Cat
04/23 – Tokyo, JP @ Zepp Tokyo
04/27 – Auckland, NZ @ Civic Theatre
04/28 – Wellington, NZ @ Wellington Town Hall
04/30 – Brisbane, AU @ The Tivoli
05/01 – Sydney, AU @ State Theatre, Sydney
05/02 – Marrickville, AU @ Factory Theatre
05/05 – Melbourne, AU @ Forum
05/06 – Melbourne, AU @ Forum
05/20 – Helsinki, FI @ Kulttuuritalo
05/21 – Tampere, FI @ Pakkahuone
05/23 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
05/24 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
05/25 – Aarhus, DK @ Musikhuset
05/28 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/30 – Rome, IT @ Auditorium Parco Della Musica
05/31 – Ferrara, IT @ Teatro Comunale
09/03 – Snowmass, CO @ Jazz Aspen
09/10 – Belfast, IE @ Open House Festival
09/12 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/14 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall
09/15 – Newcastle, UK @ Academy
09/16 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
09/21 – Offenbach, DE @ Capitol
09/23 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
09/24 – Munich, DE @ Circus Krone
09/26 – Hamburg, DE @ Musikhalle
09/27 – Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast

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