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Wilco announces Star Wars tour with Angel Olsen, Kurt Vile, and more

(Photo: Getty Images)
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Last July, Wilco got in on the whole “surprise album release” trend by dropping its ninth studio album, Star Wars, online as a free download late on a Thursday afternoon. Putting together a world tour takes a while longer though, apparently, as the band is now announcing an extensive run of live shows in support of the album.


Kicking off June 1 in Charleston, West Virginia, the tour almost immediately jumps the pond for Norway, traveling the European festival circuit throughout June and July before flying all the way out to the mountainous tourist town of Yuzawa, Japan, to play the Fuji Rock festival. August sees Wilco snaking its way across the Midwest from Manitoba to Chicago (of course) and then Salt Lake City, then the band takes a break before another run of European dates in October and November.

Some exciting special guests, including Angel Olsen, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Lucinda Williams, and William Tyler, have also been announced for the tour. But don’t get too excited, as most of them—Williams, for example, is only playing with Wilco for one show at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens—are only coming along for a handful of dates.

You can read The A.V. Club’s review of Star Wars here, and an album stream and full list of tour dates is below.

Wilco tour 2016

June 1—Charleston, WV—Clay Center *
June 3—Hunter, NY—Mountain Jam
June 4—Philadelphia, PA—The Mann ^
June 16—Bergen, Norway—BergenFest
June 17—Oslo, Norway—Norwegian Wood
June 18—Aarhus, Denmark—Northside Festival
June 19—Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands—Best Kept Secret Festival
June 22—Zagreb, Croatia—INmusic Festival
June 24—Kotor, Montenegro—SeaRock Festival
June 26 Białystok, Poland—Halfway Festival
June 29—A Coruña, Spain—Palacio de la Opera
July 1—Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain—Vida Festival
July 2—Madrid, Spain—Jardines Del Botanico
July 4—Ferrara, Italy—Piazza Castello #
July 5—Rome, Italy—Villa Ada
July 8—Brugge, Belgium—Cactus Festival
July 10—Dublin, Ireland—Iveagh Gardens %
July 23—Yuzawa, Japan—Fuji Rock
August 13—Winnipeg, Manitoba—Interstellar Rodeo
August 14—Moorhead, MN—Bluestem Amphitheater &
August 16—Kansas City, MO—CrossroadsKC &
August 17—St. Louis, MO —The Fabulous Fox Theatre &
August 19—Madison, WI—Breese Stevens Field #
August 20 Minneapolis, MN—Hall’s Island #
August 21—Chicago, IL—Jay Pritzker Pavilion
August 30—Salt Lake City, UT—Red Butte Garden
October 27, 28—Brussels, Belgium—Ancienne Belgique
October 29—Düsseldorf, Germany—New Fall Festival
October 30—Stuttgart, Germany—New Fall Festival
November 2—Copenhagen, Denmark—DR Koncerthuset
November 3—Oslo, Norway—Sentrum Scene
November 4—Stockholm, Sweden—Annext
November 5—Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany—Rolling Stone Weekender
November 7—Berlin, Germany—Tempodrom
November 9—Utrecht, Netherlands—TrivioliVredenburg
November 10—Utrecht, Netherlands—Le Guess Who Festival
November 12—Milan, Italy—Fabrique
November 14 Vienna, Austria—Museumquartier
November 15 Zurich, Switzerland—Volkshaus
November 16 Paris, France—Casino de Paris
November 18 Manchester, England—Albert Hall
November 19 London, England—O2 Brixton Academy

* with Angel Olsen
^ with Richard Thompson
# with Kurt Vile and The Violators
% with Lucinda Williams
& with William Tyler

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