First Wilco Live Album Due In November

Wilco has set a Nov. 1 release for the Nonesuch concert document “Kicking Television — Live in Chicago.” The double-disc set stitches together 23 tracks from four May performances at the Vic Theatre in the group’s hometown, marking the first official release of live material from Wilco’s latest lineup.

“Kicking Television” focuses on material from the group’s acclaimed 2004 album, “A Ghost Is Born,” including “Company in My Back,” “Muzzle of Bees,” “Spiders (Kidsmoke),” “Handshake Drugs,” “Hell Is Chrome” and “At Least That’s What You Said.”

The Jeff Tweedy-led band also reaches back for such oldies as “Misunderstood” and “Via Chicago,” the “A Ghost Is Born” rarity from which the album takes its name and “One by One” and “Airline to Heaven” from its collaborative albums with Billy Bragg. The set closes with a cover of Charles Wright’s “Comment.”

Wilco has a handful of shows on tap this fall, including a Sunday (Sept. 18) appearance at Farm Aid just outside Chicago and an Oct. 15 support slot in Atlanta with the Rolling Stones.

Here is track list for “Kicking Television”:

Disc one:


“Company in My Back”

“The Late Greats”

“Hell Is Chrome”

“Handshake Drugs”

“I Am Trying To Break Your Heart”

“Shot in the Arm”

“At Least That’s What You Said”

“Wishful Thinking”

“Jesus, Etc.”

“I’m the Man Who Loves You”

“Kicking Television”

Disc two:

“Via Chicago”


“Muzzle of Bees”

“One by One”

“Airline to Heaven”

“Radio Cure”

“Ashes of American Flags”

“Heavy Metal Drummer”

“Poor Places”

“Spiders (Kidsmoke)”


Here are Wilco’s tour dates:

Sept. 18: Tinley Park, Ill. (Farm Aid)

Sept. 21: Columbia, Mo. (Outdoors on 9th St.)

Sept. 22: Tulsa, Okla. (Cain’s Ballroom)

Sept. 24: Austin, Texas (Stubb’s BBQ)

Sept. 25: Austin, Texas (Austin City Limits)

Oct. 13: Indianapolis (Murat Theatre)

Oct. 14: Asheville, N.C. (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium)

Oct. 15: Atlanta (Philips Arena; w/ Rolling Stones)

Oct. 22: Rio de Janeiro (Tim Festival)


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