Event Info
Event Date/Time: 
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 8:00pm
Southern Jubilee Auditorium

Wilco Cruel Country Tour


The Calgary Folk Music Festival and Tooth Blackner are pleased to present Wilco on Friday September 23, 2022 at Calgary’s Jubilee Auditorium for their only Alberta tour date.

Wilco’s new album, Cruel Country, is out May 27th via dBpm Records. It’s a substantial two-disc exploratory work that embraces their alternative country roots that began in Uncle Tupelo and is composed primarily of live takes with a few overdubs. The band – Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen, Pat Sansone and Nels Cline  – collaborated at Chicago’s The Loft unseparated by baffles. It’s a totally different way of making records that Wilco hasn’t used since Sky Blue Sky, forcing the band to surrender control and learn to trust each other and their imperfections, like gathering around a wild collective instrument.

The record is built around a loose conceptual narrative on the history of the United States, including a chronologically accurate portrait of America. It mixes up Tweedy’s personal feelings about his homeland, often woven with deep collective myths. Cruel Country doesn’t shy away from troubles and celebrates that country music aims squarely at the low-hanging fruit of the truth. It’s cruel, but also beautiful, country.