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Music, Rock and indie Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL , Loop Sunday December 15 2019 - Thursday December 19 2019
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Photograph: Annabel Mehren

Time Out says

It's been two whole years since Wilco last played in Chicago, but the beloved locally-based act is coming out of a self-imposed hiatus with a series of "Winterlude" shows, and a new album to boot. The group headlines a four-night stand at the Chicago Theatre behind its latest record Ode To Joy, which finds frontman Jeff Tweedy collaborating closely with drummer Glenn Kotche on a series of "really big, big folk songs" that are augmented by the rest of the band. Tweedy's lyrics grapple with the challenge of finding moments of delight in the midst of an oppressive political climate—the video for the single "Everyone Hides" demonstrates a literal embrace of this theme, sending the band to Chicago landmarks like the Marina City Towers and the Music Box Theater as part of a game of hide and seek. While songs from Ode To Joy will likely to take the spotlight during Wilco's Chicago Theatre residency, a hometown show simply wouldn't be complete without a few deep cuts from the band's extensive back catalog, so go ahead and keep your fingers crossed for "Magazine Called Sunset" and "Student Loan Stereo."

Tickets for all four of Wilco's Chicago Theatre shows go on sale Friday, September 20 at 10am.

By: Zach Long

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Venue name: Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL
Address: 175 N State St
Chicago

Cross street: between Randolph and Lake Sts
Transport: El stop: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to State/Lake; Red to Lake.
Price: $50–$90

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