Wilco fans shut out of the
group's sold-out stand at the Vic Theatre this week should not despair: The
four shows, which begin tonight and conclude Saturday, are being filmed and
recorded for a combined DVD/CD package due this fall from Nonesuch Records.
Tweedy has been outspoken about the fact that he feels the band's
current lineup is extraordinary, and this is a way to document that," the
group's spokeswoman Deb Bernardini said Tuesday.
The four concerts are
expected to feature different set lists every night, but the band won't be
debuting any new material. The shows will be shot by
photographer-turned-filmmaker Sam Jones, whose documentary about the
band, "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart," garnered widespread critical
acclaim in 2002.
Wilco released its most
successful album yet, "A Ghost Is Born," in 2004, and the current lineup of
guitarist-vocalist Tweedy, bassist John Stirratt, drummer Glenn
Kotche, guitarists Nels Cline and Pat Sansone and
multi-instrumentalist Mikael Jorgensen capped an extraordinary year
with a powerful show at New York's Madison Square Garden on New Year's Eve.
Wilco will not have an
opening act at the Vic this week. The doors open at 7 p.m., the shows begin
at 8, and if you absolutely have to be there, scalped tickets are
selling for an average price of $150.