[Photo courtesy of Peter Crosby]
By Julia Weber, Features Editor
Rock band Wilco will play National Public Radio (NPR) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Mountain Stage this coming April in Athens, Ohio.
The performance is scheduled to take place on April 30 at 7 p.m. at Ohio University’s Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Kathy Mattea will host the episode. Wilco will be joined by other artists including Peter Case and Guy Davis with additional guests yet to be announced.
Following the release of the band’s most recent album Cruel Country, Wilco embarked on an extensive tour and more recently announced an additional string of tour dates including multiple shows in Chicago, Port Chester, New York and Reykjavik, Iceland.
Originating as part of Uncle Tupelo, Wilco came to fruition after the band split up in 1994. Wilco made their debut with their 1995 album A.M. followed by Being There, Mermaid Avenue and Summerteeth. In 2002, the band released their fourth album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot which was met with significant praise at its release and is still highly regarded to this day, having been rereleased in 2022 for the album’s twentieth anniversary. Following Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco released numerous albums including A Ghost Is Born, Sky Blue Sky, Wilco (The Album), The Whole Love, Star Wars, Schmilco, Ode to Joy and Cruel Country.
Mountain Stage is a series hosted by NPR and West Virginia Public Broadcasting that brings live music to public radio. Produced and broadcasted for the past 38 years, each weekly episode lasts two hours and is recorded with a live audience.
Tickets for the show range from $25 to $35 and are available to purchase now. Find additional information here about Wilco’s Mountain Stage performance on Wilco’s website and on Mountain Stage’s website.