Wilco Releasing DVD, Touring (Keyspan Park), Ticket Presale Info

Wilco – Ashes of American Flags
Ashes of American Flags Ashes of American Flags
Click for full theatrical screening schedule

On April 28, 2009 Wilco will release a new DVD entitled Ashes of American Flags. The full length concert DVD, (which actually was first made available on Record Store Day at selected retailers), chronicles the performances and personal escapades of Wilco over the course of its 2008 US tour.

Ashes of American Flags follows Wilco from Tulsa, Oklahoma (Cain’s Ballroom) to Washington D.C. (9:30 Club) during its 2008 U.S. tour of ballrooms, clubs and concert halls, capturing the six-piece band, and three-man horn section, at such
hallowed venues as Tipitina’s in New Orleans and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. This feature-length DVD is a concert film of extraordinary intimacy, with the HD cameras focused primarily on the stage and often inches away from singer songwriter Jeff Tweedy’s microphone or drummer Glenn Kotche’s cymbals. Ashes of American Flags also functions as an evocative travelogue, a document of the band’s physical and emotional journey. Co-directors Brendan Canty, the former Fugazi
drummer, and Christoph Green track Wilco’s tour bus across the country, taking in both the wide-angle beauty and William Eggleston-like desolation of the highways and cities they pass through. At each stop, the filmmakers record candid moments
at sound check, back stage and on the bus, where band members offer insights into their lives on the road and their remarkably intuitive communication as a group.

As you might have guessed, Wilco are about to head out on a big tour which will bring them to the Keyspan Park at Coney Island on July 13, 2009. Tickets for that show go on presale via FrontGate Tickets starting on Wednesday, April 22nd at 10am ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public, Friday, April 27 at noon.

Trailer for Ashes of American Flags and all tour dates after the jump.

Wilco 2009 Tour Dates
APR-22 BIRMINGHAM, AL SLOSS FURNACES
APR-23 OXFORD, MS LYRIC OXFORD
APR-25 NEW ORLEANS, LA NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
MAY-23 TENERIFE, ESP TENERIFE AUDITORIUM
MAY-25 MALAGA, ESP TEATRO CERVANTES
MAY-26 MADRID, ESP TEATRO CALDERON
MAY-27 GRANADA, ESP CONGRESS PALACE
MAY-29 SEVILLE, ESP TERRITORIOS FESTIVAL-LA CARTUJA
MAY-30 OPORTO-BRAGA, POR TEATRO CIRCO
MAY-31 LISBON, POR LISBON COLISEU
JUN-01 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA-GALICIA, ESP PALACIO DE CONGRESOS, SALA BRAQUE
JUN-03 DONOSTIA, SAN SEBASTIAN, ESP KURSAAL
JUN-04 BARCELONA, ESP AUDITORI BARCELONA
JUN-12 CINCINNATI, OH ARONOFF CENTER
JUN-13 MANCHESTER, TN BONNAROO
JUN-15 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK BRICKTOWN EVENTS
JUN-17 EL PASO, TX ABRAHAM CHAVEZ
JUN-18 TUCSON, AZ CENTENNIAL HALL
JUN-19 LAS VEGAS, NV THE JOINT
JUN-20 POMONA, CA FOX THEATRE
JUN-22 LOS ANGELES, CA WILTERN THEATER
JUN-23 LOS ANGELES, CA WILTERN THEATER
JUN-27 BERKELEY, CA GREEK THEATER
JUN-28 STATELINE, NV LAKE TAHOE OUTDOOR ARENA
JUN-30 JACKSONVILLE, OR BRITT PAVILION
JUL-03 MORRISON, CO RED ROCKS
JUL-08 VIENNA, VA WOLF TRAP
JUL-10 WILMINGTON, DE FRAWLEY STADIUM
JUL-11 LOWELL, MA LELACHEUR PARK
JUL-13 BROOKLYN, NY KEYSPAN PARK
JUL-17 PORTLAND, ME MAINE ST. PIER
JUL-18 WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY DUTCHESS STADIUM
JUL-19 LEWISTON, NY ART PARK
JUL-23 DETROIT LAKES, MN 10,000 LAKES FESTIVAL
AUG-13 OSLO, NORWAY OYA FESTIVAL
AUG-14 GOTHENBERG, SWEDEN WAY OUT WEST FESTIVAL
AUG-21 ERFURT-HOHENFELDEN, GERMANY HIGHFIELD FESTIVAL
AUG-23 BRECON BEACONS, UK GREEN MAN FESTIVAL
AUG-25 LONDON, UK TROXY
AUG-27 DUBLIN, IR VICAR STREET

A HAWK AND A HACKSAW Supports APR-14 thru APR-23
AKRON/FAMILY support MAY-25 thru 27
Grizzly Bear Supports June 18 Only

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