Grammy award winning alt rock band Wilco will bring their Ode to Joy Tour to the Wilma on Saturday, March 14, 2020. In conjunction with the new tour dates, the band has released a video for “Before Us,” a track from the new album, Ode to Joy. The video was directed and filmed by Zoran Orlic at The Loft in Chicago during recording sessions for the album in early 2019.
Wilco formed in Chicago in 1994 and have since been nominated for seven Grammys, winning one for the Best Alternative Music Album in 2004 for A Ghost is Born. In total, they’re discography consists of eleven studio albums, five EPs and three live albums. They’ve sold in excess of two million albums worldwide. Wilco’s current lineup is comprised of Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen, Nels Cline, and Pat Sansone.
“…one of America’s most consistently interesting bands” – Rolling Stone
Wilco first signed to Reprise Records for their debut album, A.M., in 1995, where they stayed for two more records before signing to Nonesuch Records in 2001 for one of their greatest works, Yankee Foxtrot Hotel. The album peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart and was eventually certified Gold. In 2011, Wilco founded their own record label, dBpm, and have since released all of their material through it. 2011’s The Whole Love was Grammy nominated for the Best Rock Album and 2015’s Star Wars was Grammy nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.
“America’s foremost rock impressionists.” – Rolling Stone
Wilco released their latest album, Ode to Joy, on October 4, 2019. It was met with positive reviews from critics with Paste calling the release, “larger-than-life soft rock full of both grand ideas about the state of our world and small musings about matters of the heart”. Uncut said “It’s a protest record only this sextet could make, one that rings loudest in its simplicity. It favours subtle textures and hushed vocals, and further reveals its wisdom with each listen.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22nd at 10am, at The Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Logjam presale tickets will be available on Nov. 21st (details below). Reserved premium balcony seating, reserved standard balcony, and general admission floor tickets are available. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.