Grammy Award-winning rock band Wilco have confirmed a sweeping world tour for the latter half of 2016, including dates in Asia, Europe and South America. The tour comes as a welcome surprise for South America in particular, who haven’t seen the Chicago-based alt-rockers since 2005 at Rio de Janeiro’s TIM Festival. This time around, Wilco will be hitting Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina for concerts and festival appearances on the South American leg of their tour after swinging along the U.S.’ West Coast to play multiple shows in Washington, Oregon, California and Utah.
“It’s not an understatement to say our South American fans are among our most enthusiastic in the world,” frontman Jeff Tweedy said. “We hear from them often, and many of them have made trips to see Wilco in places far from their homes. They’ve been waiting patiently a long time for us to come there, and I am happy to say the wait is over. Get ready South America! We’ll be there soon!”
As Wilco prepares for shows in familiar spots throughout the U.S. and Europe, it will also be playing debut shows in Poland and Montenegro, as well as headlining Japanese music festival Fuji Rock in late July. Wilco will return to its native Chicago for a homecoming performance in Millennium Park in late August before embarking on the European leg of their tour, which will culminate in a performance at London’s Brixton Academy in November.
This tour supports the bands latest album, Star Wars, which has received praise from fans and critics alike since its release in July of 2015. For a complete list of Wilco’s tour dates, click here and find the newly added South American dates below.
Wilco South American Tour Dates
8 – Sao Paolo Brazil @ Popload Festival
10 – Montevideo, Uruguay @ La Trastienda
12 – Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Capoulican
15 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ BUE Festival