Wilco will headline and curate the Solid Sound Festival which takes place at Mass MOCA in North Adams, Massachusetts on June 21 – 23. Jeff Tweedy and Co. will perform on both Friday and Saturday. They have just revealed a most-interesting concept for Friday’s set.
On Friday night the band will play a set filled exclusively with songs requested by fans that includes both originals and covers. In a twist, Wilco promises to learn 50 songs selected by fans for Solid Sound. During the set they will play 20 of those tunes selected at random. Then, for the encore, Wilco will play more fan-requested songs submitted via Twitter, via a live version of “Stump the Band” in which “audience members will request songs and attempt to stump the band, a variation on the original ‘Stump the Band’ segment featured on The Tonight Show.” Wilco has enlisted John Hodgman to stand in for Johnny Carson as he’ll ask members of the crowd for suggestions on songs that will “Stump The Band.” Tickets are currently available through the Solid Sound ticketing website.