Last December HT faves Wilco pulled off the inventive “Incredibly Shrinking Tour” through their hometown of Chicago, but the one problem with the run is that smaller venues meant that everyone who wanted to see the band couldn’t. In keeping with their “fans first” credo, they decided to go in the other direction for their next Chicagoland show. This Sunday, July 8, Wilco will play what they are calling their “largest headlining gig ever” (guess they consider the New Year’s ’04 – ’05 show at MSG a co-bill) at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in the suburb of Geneva. So anyone who wants to attend can purchase a ticket, though supposedly there are less than a 1,000 tickets left as of press time.
For those of us who can’t make it out, radio station WXRT will broadcast Wilco’s performance in its entirety on Sunday night both over-the-air and at XRT.com. As an added bonus, opener Andrew Bird’s set will be broadcast as well. Here’s hoping they dust off In A Future Age.