Posted in music | tour dates on July 13, 2009

UPDATE: pictures from Wilco's show in Coney Island are POSTED.

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Wilco will play Brooklyn's Keyspan Park tonight (June 13th) with Yo La Tengo. Tickets are sold out (no tickets at the door even), but there are still tickets available to Wilco's July 18th show at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, NY (about an hour and a half north of NYC). That show pairs the band with opener Conor Oberst & the Magic Family Band (who played NYC on July 4th with Jenny Lewis). Oberst recently opened other shows for Wilco, including Friday, July 10th in Wilmington, Delaware.

In Friday's opener, "Wilco (the song)," a generous-spirited rocker, the raspy-voiced Tweedy volunteered his accomplished band as "a sonic shoulder to cry on," and promised the intergenerational crowd, "Wilco will love ya, baby."

That affection was expressed in a career-spanning set that reached back as far as 1994's underrated A.M. for the bittersweet "Box Full of Letters." But rather than a shoulder to cry on, Wilco's songs typically offered a chance to bond over shared anxieties.

Tweedy is not always the most articulate lyricist; I'm not quite sure what it means to be "cold as gasoline," as he sings on the new disc's "Solitaire." But his band, whose standout star is avant guitarist Nels Cline, is expert at expressing its leader's discomfort in songs such as "Muzzle of Bees."

Even a song that declares "I'm Always in Love" finds reason to worry. The only carefree tune after the opener was the closer, the deliriously happy "Hoodoo Voodoo," whose lyrics were not written by Tweedy but by Woody Guthrie... [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Videos from that July 10th show and their July 11th show in Lowell, MA, are below.

All those Ballpark gigs are part of Wilco's summer tour in support of the now-out Wilco (The Album). In August, they'll be touring behind the record in Europe.

Tuesday night, July 14th, Wilco will perform "You and I" from Wilco (the album) on The Late Show with David Letterman with special guest vocalist Feist. Feist also recently played guest with Grizzly Bear (who she has also played on TV with), and joined her old band Broken Social Scene on stage in Toronto.

All the above-mentioned videos, and tour dates, below...

WILCO - Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (Again) 7-11-09

WILCO - Bull Black Nova 7-11-09 Lowell, MA

Wilco - Spiders (Kidsmoke) Live @ Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday, July 10, 2009

Wilco - 2009 Tour Dates
7/13 - Keyspan Park Brooklyn, NY
7/17 - Maine State Pier Portland, ME
7/18 - Dutchess County Stadium Wappingers Falls, NY
7/19 - Art Park Lewiston, NY
7/21 - Royal Oak Theatre Royal Oak, MI
7/23 - 10,000 Lakes Festival Detroit Lakes, MN

Wilco will perform "You and I" from Wilco (the album) on The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, July 14 with special guest vocalist Feist.

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Comments (35)

Tickets will be going for nothing outside. Over 100 sellers on Craigslist now...sweet!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:33 PM

Anybody know what time they might come on?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:37 PM

hour and a half on the train to get to coney island? fuck that, dude.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:43 PM

I got a ticket for $10 outside Mccarren last time they were in Brooklyn looking to do the same tonight...shouldn't be a problem!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:43 PM

Yo La Tengo goes on at 7, Wilco at 8 according to the Brooklyn Cyclones box office

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:45 PM

Thanks for the times!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:45 PM

Yeah. Tickets were still on sale as of yesterday... should be easy to get in if you want. Weather's looking awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:53 PM

"hour and a half on the train to get to coney island? fuck that, dude."

BooHoo, my conthert ithn't in Williamthbuhg

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:54 PM

If anyone needs an extra field ticket at face value, I'll be the guy donald ducking it outside the main gates. I'll hook ya up, no fees.

Posted by Donkey Boner Jr. | July 13, 2009 1:58 PM

Yo La Tengo + Wilco

Is this show sponsored by Ambien? LOL.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:01 PM

can someone sell me weed outside keyspan

Posted by i'm out | July 13, 2009 2:18 PM

wooo 5 mins away!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:23 PM

Yo La Tengo will play at 7:00 according to their website - http://www.yolatengo.com/schedule.html

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:31 PM

@ anon 2:23pm

Wow that fucking sucks that you live 5 minutes from Keyspan Park. I'm so sorry about all that. I'll sell you weed to drown your pain, no problem. I got some real heady nuggs too. Hopefully it can make you completely forget about your location.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:42 PM

ten dollar ticket guy can just stand on the boardwalk and save his money... buy a hotdog and soda, wee hoo... are we having fun?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:43 PM

What's the estimated travel time by subway from lower Manhattan to Coney Island? An hour?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:43 PM

wilco at eight, home by eleven... i like it...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:46 PM

2:43 stuck with a handful of tickets? That's gotta hurt!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:47 PM

hour on the d train sounds about right

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:47 PM

only buy what i need...
i support the band...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 3:00 PM

i supported this band...in 1999!

what a fucking bore these days!

get tweedy some drugs fast! he's now just fat and more boring.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 3:10 PM

where ever you sit or stand and whatever you paid or didn't pay my brothers and sisters... enjoy the show... it's a nice summer night and wilco's in town...
peace

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 3:18 PM

The weather is awesome. Amazing night to see a show.
Enjoy everyone!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 3:36 PM

damn i was hoping yo la tengo go on at 8. now the commute is looking much worse. showing up after the band i want to see and then spend 3 hours on a train for nothing

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 3:45 PM

Get thee to this tour, people. I was never a huge fan, went to the Wilmington show as a random bar review distraction, and it was just amazingly good. The set was consistently great.

Posted by noodle | July 13, 2009 3:46 PM

dirty hippies

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 4:18 PM

wilco sucks

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 4:40 PM

Your mom sucks!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 5:16 PM

7pm is much too early to go on way the hell out in Coney Island! What is that about?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 5:20 PM

For the love of everything that is holy, BV, correct the misspelling of Dutchess County in the headline.

Posted by poodle | July 13, 2009 5:44 PM

How much is this sucking right now?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 8:22 PM

Thanks for linking my video, the show in Delaware was insanely good and Wilco definitely delivered. Bummed I couldn't make it to the show tonight though!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 11:35 PM

Tonight was wonderful! Miss Feist, Ed from Grizzly Bear, and members of Yo La Tengo helping out Wilco during their encore....definitely better than last Brooklyn show at Pool!

Posted by Tiki | July 14, 2009 12:38 AM

magic family band..?

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2009 9:30 PM

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