Posted in music | tour dates on June 22, 2009

Jeff Tweedy @ Beacon High School (more by Eric Townsend)
Jeff Tweedy

"Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy gave fans a scare Saturday night at the recently refurbished Fox Theater in Pomona when he declared, 12 songs into the band's set, that the Chicago-based act was "approaching the end of an era," and promised more details later.

Those aren't words to be taken lightly for Wilco followers. Depending on who's doing the counting, the group has had as many as six different eras since releasing its country-obsessed 1995 debut, "A.M." Yet its audience has remained loyal through a host of lineup changes, Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt being the only constants in Wilco's career.

While the comment raised concerns about a future without, say, the participation of local guitar slinger Nels Cline or rhythmic contortionist Glenn Kotche, the truth turned out to be nothing so worrisome. After 45 minutes, Tweedy revealed only that multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone was turning 40." [LA Times]

The 25-song setlist from Saturday night's show is below.

"Due to production changes, field tickets have just been released" for Wilco's upcoming show at Keyspan Park in Brooklyn. Yo La Tengo is opening.

Nels Cline has three non-Wilco NYC shows coming up. One of those shows is the previously-mentioned M. Ward Central Park Summerstage gig where Nels will play in a band with Mike Watt, Yuka Honda, Dougie Bowne. That foursome is called Floored by Four, and according to Mr Watt, they "plan to record a album the two days before the gig." Add it to the list. All Nels dates below...

Wilco's set list Saturday night at the Fox Theater in Pomona:

"Wilco (The Song)"
"I Am Trying to Break Your Heart"
"Bull Black Nova"
"You Are My Face"
"One Wing"
"A Shot in the Arm"
"Radio Cure"
"Impossible Germany"
"Deeper Down"
"Pick Up the Change"
"Can't Stand It"
"Jesus, Etc."
"Hate it Here"
"You'll Never Know"
"Theologians"
"Walken"
"I'm the Man Who Loves You"
"Hummingbird"

Encore
"Passenger Side"
"California Stars"
"Misunderstood"
"Spiders (Kidsmoke)"

Encore 2
"Happy Birthday to You"
"Kingpin"
"Monday"
"Hoodoo Voodoo"

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Nels Cline - 2009 Tour Dates
07/30 NYC | The Stone - BBC (Tim Berne, Jim Black, Nels Cline) (8pm & 10pm)

08/01 NYC | Central Park Summer Stage @ Rumsey Playfield (7PM / FREE) - FLOORED BY FOUR Featuring: M. Ward / Mike Watt & Nels Cline / Yuka Honda & Dougie Bowne

08/04 NYC | Le Poisson Rouge - Jenny Scheinman (w/ NC, Jim Black, Matt Penman)

09/03 San Francisco, CA | Cafe Du Nord
The Nels Cline Singers (21+)
NOTE: This show is being recorded live

09/04 San Francisco, CA | Cafe Du Nord
The Nels Cline Singers (21+)
NOTE: This show is being recorded live

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Comments (20)

thanks, just got a field ticket for my mom!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 12:42 PM

i hate to be a hater but I just can't get into these guys.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 12:43 PM

thats actually really good news. the band needs a shake up. i love them so much but they need a change

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 12:44 PM

Where is the shake up 12:44? I am not following your commment!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 12:52 PM

Wilco is perfection.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 1:00 PM

show was brilliant

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 1:00 PM

Yeah I'm interested to see what is meant by this as well...

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 1:00 PM

the more jeff jokes about breaking up his band the better. in ashes of american flags he mentioned that as long as john stirratt remained the band could survive

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 1:06 PM

they peaked in 2000/2001...its been downhill ever since.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 1:32 PM

calling Wilco's drummer a "rhythmic contortionist" is kind of like caiing Dan Fogelberg a "homicidal six-string maniac"

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:18 PM

Thanks for the tip. Excited for the show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:20 PM

Thanks for the tip?!? The show was never sold out, so I don't see how announcing more tickets to be released is really a tip.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:33 PM

Field tickets were sold out...stands were always available. Good tip if you want a field ticket!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:37 PM

Nobody ever said the show was sold out, but field tickets had been sold out for a while.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 3:51 PM

kind of a lame set. no heavy metal drummer? not into that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 4:32 PM

Wilco: We convinced the yuppies to care like it's 2000 all over again.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 5:14 PM

Yarf!

Only old people listen to MEHlco! And frat boys and yuppies too! And hippies! And sell outs!

Hurrr Ho Heeeee!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 5:39 PM

Who's MEHlco? That's a stupid name for a band.

I saw Watt and Nels Cline play together on the Contemplating the Engine Room tour. It was pretty amazingly awesome. Definitely should check them out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 5:57 PM

i think they've been consistently good after yhf.

Posted by imkoreansowhat | June 23, 2009 7:15 AM

Check out this story on Wilco and Nonesuch- pretty fantastic:

http://www.flypmedia.com/issues/32/#1/1

Posted by sp | June 23, 2009 1:16 PM

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