UPDATE: (Tuesday December 8, 2015) The entire allotment of advance tickets to see Wilco perform on Mountain Stage Valentine's Day 2016 sold out in just over an hour. Sign-up for the Mountain Stage newsletter to be the first to know about future updates.
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the long-running live-performance radio program based in Charleston, WV, is pleased to announce that influential, genre-defying rockers Wilco will return to Mountain Stage on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Culture Center Theater. Advance tickets are $20, on sale now online, and at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston. All seats are general admission and are $20.
Wilco is planning a thirty-minute acoustic set for the live audience in Charleston that night, a universally loved highlight of their recent tour stops. Earlier this fall the band surprised fans with the release of their new album “Star Wars,” just announced as a Grammy nominee for "Best Alternative Music Album." It's been called their “most concise, catchy, naturally songful album in at least a decade,” by Rolling Stone. Wilco has appeared on “Mountain Stage” twice previously, and used their 1995 performance of “I Must Be High” from the show on the recent box set of rarities “Alpha Mike Foxtrot.” The song was originally issued on the “Best of Mountain Stage: Rock” CD released in 1996.
“Wilco has never been bound by any genre, and that fits with what we believe in at Mountain Stage. It doesn’t matter what you call it, what matters is how it sounds,” said the show’s host, co-founder and artistic director Larry Groce, “And we’re glad to welcome the sounds of Wilco back to Mountain Stage.”
Also scheduled to appear February 14 is advantageous pianist, singer and songwriter Brooke Waggoner, who will make her fourth appearance on “Mountain Stage” since 2008. Her new album “SWEVEN” is due for release January 15. Joining the bill is Au Pair, the unlikely but fruitful collaboration between Gary Louris of The Jayhawks and Django Haskins of Old Ceremony, who met playing Big Star songs in Chicago. They recorded a full-length album, “One Armed Candy Bear” with Brian Haran in Durham that was released in November. More guests will be announced in coming weeks.
Interested parties are encouraged to purchase early, as the show is expected to sell-out, and it will not be moved to a different venue, to maintain intimacy. “Once tickets are gone, they’re gone,” according to Mountain Stage Executive Producer Adam Harris.
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