With dozens of shows in Chicago and the surrounding areas, last night was the the first for Wilco at Chicago Theatre (if you except an appearance on Conan O'Brien's show that was broadcast from the venue).
Back in their hometown ("hello, neighbors" - Jeff Tweedy) and performing again for the first time since November, the band sprinkled in a few tunes from Star Wars and 2016's Schmilco into what amounted to a greatest hits style set.
It was not without highlights ("I Am Trying To Break Your Heart" > "Art Of Almost" got the full "China > Rider" treatment, Nels strapped on and sat down with a resonator on "Bull Black Nova", a crowd-song closing riff to "Spiders (Kidsmoke)) and plenty more A+ Tweedy banter. More from the entire Winterlude run later. UPDATE [2/23 pm]: Our full review of Winterlude's first night is HERE.
Here's video of "Misunderstood" courtesy of Kevin Higley. Full setlist below.
Setlist - Wednesday Februrary 22, 2017
Night One Winterlude, Chicago
Ashes Of American Flags
If I Ever Was A Child
Cry All Day
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart >
Art Of Almost
Someone To Lose
Pot Kettle Black
Bull Black Nova
We Aren't The World (Safety Girl)
Box Full Of Letters
Heavy Metal Drummer>
I'm The Man Who Loves You
The Late Greats
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