Wilco Tickets for Sale
Wilco may be a prerequisite to be considered knowledgeable about the modern music scene and having their latest album, in this case The Whole Love, may make you the coolest person in the room at a party, but seeing them perform live is truly an experience. Those Wilco tickets are once again available in 2012, as the Jeff Tweedy and company continue to support their latest album, as well as play the hits that have made them the talk of the music industry.
The current Wilco lineup consists of Jeff Tweedy and John Stirratt as the lead singer and guitarist and bassist. They are the only two remaining founding members of the band, if the fans do not count Manager Tony Margherita. The rest of the outfit includes guitarist Nels Cline, percussionist Glenn Kotche, keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen, and multi-purpose musician Pat Sansone.
The album, The Whole Love, earned the 2012 Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album. The recording reached number five on the Billboard 200. The Whole Love has earned such acclaim because it has been universally recognized as great according to the music review aggregate site Metacritic.
Wilco is a very good thing to have come from the breakup of the alternative-country group Uncle Tupelo – originating in 1994 with the members who remained following the departure of singer Jay Farrar. Although the band gets their name from the radio voice procedure term "wilco", meaning "will comply", this Chicago-based alternative-rock band seems to do everything but comply within the confines of the music industry.
Wilco earned quite a bit of attention with their fourth album in 2002, especially with the controversy which surrounded Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Once Wilco had finished this recording, Reprise Records rejected it, dismissed Wilco from the label, and gave them the album rights for free as part of the buy-out agreement. After Wilco had streamed Foxtrot on their website, they sold the album to Nonesuch Records in 2002; confusing many in the record business, since Reprise Records and Nonesuch Records are both subsidiaries of the Warner Music Group, and leaving most to point out just how screwy up the music business has become in this day and age. Having sold more than 590,000 copies, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is Wilco's most successful release to date.
Wilco has seen numerous lineup changes since their debut in 1994, with only singer Jeff Tweedy and bass player John Stirratt remaining from the original band, but since early 2004 the group has seen the others remain the same as well, with Nels Cline on guitar, multi-instrumentalists Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche.
Wilco's music has been influenced by an assortment of different artists and styles, such as Bill Fay and Television, while on the flipside also providing the influence for the music of a some other modern alternative-rock performers. Wilco originally set out in the alternative-country style of Uncle Tupelo with its debut album A.M. in 1995. However, the band has since taken a more experimental direction with their music, by throwing in elements of classic pop and alternative-rock on top of the previously prominent alternative-country style.
Wilco has released seven studio albums, one live double album, and three collaborative records – one with The Minus 5 and two with Billy Bragg. Wilco's work has also been nominated for a few awards between 1999 and 2008; most notably in 2005 when they took home two Grammy Awards – Best Recording Package and Best Alternative Music Album – for their fifth studio album, 2004's A Ghost Is Born. Wilco has just recently released their seventh studio album, Wilco (The Album), in June, 2009.
Being daring and innovative is something this band seems to thrive on, while seemingly leading them to be recognized as one of the current great alternative choices of the day. Whether you have known about them since 1994, or have just been drawn in after hearing them for the first time, get your concert tickets right away and experience Wilco in person when they play an arena near you.