WILCO performs at the Hollywood Bowl tonight, September 30, 2012, at 7 p.m. The acclaimed Chicago sextet appears in support of its latest release, the Grammy-nominated The Whole Love.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy formed Wilco in the mid-1990s. The Whole Love is the third album by the band’s current lineup, which solidified in 2004 when guitarist Nels Cline and guitarist/keyboardist PatRick Sansone joined Tweedy, founding bassist John Stirratt, drummer Glenn Kotche and keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen. Together, they released Sky Blue Sky in 2007 and the Grammy-nominated Wilco (The Album) in 2009. Wilco has won Grammy awards for its 2004 release A Ghost is Born in the Best Alternative Album and Best Recording Package categories. Wilco?s Jeff Tweedy won a Grammy award as producer for Mavis Staples 2010 album You Are Not Alone.
Wilco has released 10 studio albums to date, including Mermaid Avenue Volumes 1 & 2, which, in collaboration with British folk singer Billy Bragg, set original music to song lyrics by the truest of American icons, songwriter Woody Guthrie.
Wilco’s dBpm Records is a full-service label releasing all future Wilco recordings and more. ANTI-Records provides distribution and additional label services for all dBpm releases. In 2010 Wilco, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, created the Solid Sound Festival, a three-day event of music, art, comedy and culture. The festival returns to MASS MoCA in June 2013.
Tickets ($25 - $65) are on sale at HollywoodBowl.com or by calling 323.850.2000, in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office, or through Ticketmaster. Groups of 10 or more may call 323.850.2050 for information about special rates, subject to availability.