Wilco Announces Special ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ 20th Anniversary Shows in NYC and Chicago

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First released on Sept. 18, 2001, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was a major moment in the career of esteemed indie band Wilco — despite initially being dismissed by Reprise Records (a rift that drove Jeff Tweedy and his band mates to leave the label, self-release the record online and link up with Nonesuch Records for a proper release a year later).

The album would go on to receive universal acclaim among indie circles and became one of the band’s most well-known albums.

In commemoration of that album’s 20th anniversary this year, Wilco announced a handful of commemorative concert events in New York City and Chicago to mark the occasion that will find the band performing “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot in its entirety (plus a mix of concert favorites and rarities).”

A news release adds that “archival Yankee Hotel Foxtrot re-releases” are coming later this year, so stay tuned on that front.

While this isn’t a full 20th anniversary tour, there’s no doubt Wilco fans from all over the map will make every effort to attend one of these gigs:

Fri. Apr. 15 – New York NY @ United Palace
Sat. Apr. 16 – New York, NY @ United Palace
Sun. Apr. 17 – New York, NY @ United Palace
Tue. Apr. 19 – New York, NY @ United Palace
Fri. Apr. 22 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
Sat. Apr. 23 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre

The special performances come a month or so before the rest of Wilco’s upcoming tour schedule:

Fri. May 27 – Sun. May 29 – North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
Sat. Jun. 11 – Oslo, NE @ Loaded Festival
Mon. Jun. 13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
Fri. Jun. 17 – Zeebrugge, BE @ Zeebrugge Beach Festival
Sat. Jun. 18 – Kent, UK @ Black Deer Festival
Wed. Jun. 22 – Barcelona, ES @ Poble Espanyol
Sat. Jun. 25 – Murcia, ES @ Plaza De Toros Murcia
Mon. Jun. 27 – Madrid, ES @ Noches Del Botanico
Mon. Aug. 28 – Martha’s Vineyard, MA @ Beach Road Weekend

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