photos by P Squared
Wilco @ Kings Theatre 2/5/2016
The chemistry of the current lineup is palpable and it’s no wonder Tweedy hasn’t altered the lineup since 2004 after making multiple changes over the course of Wilco’s first decade. Guitarist Nels Cline had plenty of chances to shine as his “Impossible Germany” solo continues to be a highlight of Wilco performances and his work on “Art Of Almost” left many jaws on the floor. “Spiders (Kidsmoke),” which kicked off the post-Star Wars portion of the main set, showed Tweedy also has plenty of instrumental chops. The audience seemed to be filled with diehard fans as many tunes turned into singalongs.
By opening with Star Wars, material which came off better on the record than in concert, Wilco loaded the backend of the main set with one beloved classic after another. The band pulled from seven different albums following the presentation of their new LP, with four songs a piece from 2001’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and 1996’s Being There to the delight of fans. Tweedy and his mates paced the show well as they mixed tempos throughout the 12 songs that came after Star Wars. The show built to a peak with barn-burning renditions of “I Got You (At The End Of The Century)” and “Outtasite (Outta Mind)” concluding the main set. – [Jambase]
Following shows at Port Chester’s Capitol Trheatre, Wilco’s tour headed to Brooklyn for two consecutive nights at Kings Theatre on February 5 & 6. Pictures from night 1 (with opener Jim Campilongo) are in this post, the review above is from night 2 (with opener Steve Gunn), and setlists from both are below.
Both night started and finished the same same way: playing new album Star Wars in full, and a final acoustic encore cover of David Bowie’s “A Space Oddity.” Video of the Bowie cover is below.
While in town, Wilco stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to play Star Wars cut “Random Name Generator” and Jeff Tweedy sang Stephen a lullaby. Video of both are below.
SETLIST: Wilco @ Kings Theatre 2/5/2016
Star Wars set:
Random Name Generator
The Joke Explained
Taste the Ceiling
Where Do I Begin
King of You
Company in My Back
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Art of Almost
Heavy Metal Drummer
I’m the Man Who Loves You
Camera (Version of song from More… more )
I Must Be High
The Late Greats
I’m Always in Love
A Shot in the Arm
Space Oddity (David Bowie cover)