Wilco, the celebrated Chicago-based roots-rock band whose latest album is nominated for a Grammy award, announced today (Jan. 4) a 16-date East Coast tour kicking off March 22 that will find the band revisiting songs from each of its seven studio albums. Billed as “An Evening with Wilco,” the band promises “extended, varied sets” in mid-sized theaters. Tickets for all the shows start pre-sales through the band’s official website, wilcoworld.net, on Wednesday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. EST.
The spring East Coast tour adds to an already busy schedule for Wilco in 2010. The band is scheduled to appear as part of the 2010 MusicCares Person of the Year concert honoring Neil Young in late January, before playing embarking on a tour of the Pacific Northwest, the upper Midwest and Canada. The band will also play in Japan, New Zealand and Australia in April and May.
The band is also setting to work on new songs. According to Billboard sources, Wilco will record new material in its Chicago loft studio during the January break from the road.
In addition, Wilco co-founder Jeff Tweedy is producing a new album for fellow Chicagoan Mavis Staples at Wilco’s loft studio in Chicago thoughout the month. Neko Case band singers Nora O’Connor and Kelly Hogan are singing with Staples on the new recordings. A 2010 release on Anti- is expected.