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    Wilco Kicks Off Tour in Miami; "Kicking Television" Vinyl Box Set Due Out April 17

    Wilco begins its 16-concert run of Eastern US cities at The Filmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater tonight. The concerts are presented as An Evening with Wilco and will feature extended, varied sets exploring material from each of the sextet’s seven studio albums. The tour will run through April 11 and includes concerts in Clearwater, Savannah, Atlanta, Durham, Richmond, Bethesda, Montclair, Providence, Boston, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, and features Wilco’s first concert appearances in the cities of Scranton, Pennsylvania; Concord, New Hampshire; and Hartford, Connecticut. Not long afterward, the band heads out for a two-week tour of Japan, New Zealand, and Australia.

    With all of these live shows ahead, now is a fitting time to revisit Wilco's 2005 live album Kicking Television, which was recorded live at Chicago's Vic Theatre from May 4 to 7 of that year. Nonesuch will release a special LP box set of the album, pressed on four discs of audiophile-quality, 180-gram vinyl on April 17, just in time for national Record Store Day. The Kicking Television LP box set features the original album's 23 tracks plus eight previously unreleased bonus tracks, and a fold-out commemorative poster modeled after the Chicago skyline. Pre-order your copy now in the Nonesuch Store.

    Leading up to the current tour, the Miami Herald's Jordan Levin spoke with band frontman Jeff Tweedy about the group's history and the sense of contentment, though not complacency, they have found. Levin finds that in the band's latest Nonesuch release, saying, "The mood on Wilco (the album) is far more accepting than despairing. Darkness may lurk in Bull Black Nova, in which the protagonist has committed some mysteriously terrible act, but most songs, if not outright hopeful, acknowledge that love and determination can compensate for a lot of inevitable pain and surprise." Read the article at miamiherald.com.

    The Tampa Tribune's Curtis Ross spoke with Tweedy about the current group line-up—including guitarist Nels Cline, whom Ross describes as "the most daring and respected of contemporary guitarists, combining exacting technique with fearless forward-thinking"—and the benefits that have come from keeping it in tact for the past two studio albums and subsequent tours. You'll find the interview at tbo.com.

    For the complete list of upcoming tour dates and venues, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Wilco Kicks Off Tour in Miami; "Kicking Television" Vinyl Box Set Due Out April 17

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Wilco begins its 16-concert run of Eastern US cities at The Filmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater tonight. The concerts, presented as An Evening with Wilco, will feature extended, varied sets exploring material from each of the sextet’s seven studio albums. You can relive the live experience with the 2005 live album Kicking Television in a new deluxe, four-LP box set, due out April 17 and now available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store.

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Wilco begins its 16-concert run of Eastern US cities at The Filmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater tonight. The concerts are presented as An Evening with Wilco and will feature extended, varied sets exploring material from each of the sextet’s seven studio albums. The tour will run through April 11 and includes concerts in Clearwater, Savannah, Atlanta, Durham, Richmond, Bethesda, Montclair, Providence, Boston, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, and features Wilco’s first concert appearances in the cities of Scranton, Pennsylvania; Concord, New Hampshire; and Hartford, Connecticut. Not long afterward, the band heads out for a two-week tour of Japan, New Zealand, and Australia.

With all of these live shows ahead, now is a fitting time to revisit Wilco's 2005 live album Kicking Television, which was recorded live at Chicago's Vic Theatre from May 4 to 7 of that year. Nonesuch will release a special LP box set of the album, pressed on four discs of audiophile-quality, 180-gram vinyl on April 17, just in time for national Record Store Day. The Kicking Television LP box set features the original album's 23 tracks plus eight previously unreleased bonus tracks, and a fold-out commemorative poster modeled after the Chicago skyline. Pre-order your copy now in the Nonesuch Store.

Leading up to the current tour, the Miami Herald's Jordan Levin spoke with band frontman Jeff Tweedy about the group's history and the sense of contentment, though not complacency, they have found. Levin finds that in the band's latest Nonesuch release, saying, "The mood on Wilco (the album) is far more accepting than despairing. Darkness may lurk in Bull Black Nova, in which the protagonist has committed some mysteriously terrible act, but most songs, if not outright hopeful, acknowledge that love and determination can compensate for a lot of inevitable pain and surprise." Read the article at miamiherald.com.

The Tampa Tribune's Curtis Ross spoke with Tweedy about the current group line-up—including guitarist Nels Cline, whom Ross describes as "the most daring and respected of contemporary guitarists, combining exacting technique with fearless forward-thinking"—and the benefits that have come from keeping it in tact for the past two studio albums and subsequent tours. You'll find the interview at tbo.com.

For the complete list of upcoming tour dates and venues, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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