Fresh off Pitchfork’s lineup announcement Friday, indie-minded Chicagoans have yet another concert to start ferreting away money for: Coming August 21 to Millennium Park is Wilco, the city’s foremost alt-rock pillar and last year’s Pitchfork headliner.
The show is being billed by Chicago promoter Jam Productions as part of a wider tour supporting Star Wars, Wilco’s 2015 surprise-drop. The band hasn’t announced openers yet, but given the show’s homey feel, fans can rightly hope for homegrown talent.
The show, by the way, is not part of the city’s free summer concert series. In fact, tickets will run you a slick $75 to $85, slightly more than Jam’s Mumford and Sons show at Cricket Hill last year. There’s also a peculiar “listen-only” lawn ticket available for $30; it’s anybody’s guess whether that means a Jumbotronless show, a cordoned-off Pritzker Pavilion, or standard poor visibility. Presale tickets go live via WilcoWorld at 10 a.m. Wednesday with general tickets available at 11 a.m. Friday at jamusa.com/wilco.