Few bands in the past 20 years have enjoyed the effortlessly cool status of Wilco, even if fans can be, at times, insufferable in discussing the alt-country act. Hailing from Chicago, Wilco has been a critical darling, with albums such as Yankee Hotel Foxtrot spurring “greatest American band ever” talk in bars and clubs and comparisons to smart rockers, Radiohead.
Their live shows have been described by the New York Times as “captivating and expeditionary.” But much to the chagrin of their fans, the band has been on hiatus for a few years, as frontman Jeff Tweedy released his first memoir Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) and his solo album, Warm, last November.
But now, Wilco is returning to the road and hitting Houston for the first time since 2015 for a show at Revention Music Center on Friday, October 25.
Wilco will then head to Austin for two shows as part of ACL Live at the Moody Theater on Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27.
So is Wilco the greatest American band ever? Are they the American Radiohead? Locals can discuss these topics at the Houston show: Tickets for the Houston show go on sale at 10 am Friday, June 7, and can be purchased online.