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Monday, July 20, 2015

Wilco to perform at the Orpheum Theater in September

Posted By on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 12:25 PM

click to enlarge Wilco will perform at the soon-to-reopen Orpheum Theater on Sept. 28. - ANTI-
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  • Wilco will perform at the soon-to-reopen Orpheum Theater on Sept. 28.

Following the surprise release of Star Wars (album title, not Episode VII) on July 16, Chicago's storied rock 'n' roll outfit Wilco will hit the road on a north American tour this summer, landing in New Orleans in September. The band will headline the soon-to-reopen Orpheum Theater on Sept. 28, the band's second-to-last gig of its current run.

Wilco performed an abbreviated set at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as lightning strikes and impending doom-like weather threatened the Fairgrounds that weekend. The short set spanned Being There,  Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and A Ghost Is Born, and closed with "Impossible Germany" from 2007's Sky Blue Sky before having to bolt offstage.

The Orpheum has undergone extensive renovation to restore the century-old Beaux-Arts-styled theater, which suffered damage in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods. Its upcoming fall calendar is expected in the coming weeks.

Presale tickets for the show are set to open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22 with regular sales at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24. Nashville guitarist William Tyler will open.

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