Massey Hall to host Wilco

Toronto’s Massey Hall will host critically acclaimed alt-country outfit Wilco on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m with special guest Joan Shelley.

Wilco is out on the road promoting their latest studio long-player, Schmilco. The album, released in September 2016 through the band’s own dBpm Records, reached No. 5 on the Top Rock Albums chart and No. 11 on the Billboard 200. Schmilco spawned two singles: “Locator” and “If I Ever Was a Child.”

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Wilco’s sixth studio LP, Sky Blue Sky, recorded at the band's own studio in Chicago, Illinois. The album, released in May 2007 through Nonesuch Records, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. It later garnered a nomination for Best Rock Albums at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. Sky Blue Sky is anchored by the gospel-tinged lead single "What Light."

Also on the bill is Kentucky-based singer-songwriter Joan Shelley. The old-time country meets ‘60s folk songstress released her third solo effort, Over and Even, in September 2015 via No Quarter Records. The 12-track collection, was recorded live in an old farm house somewhere in Kentucky with guitarist Nathan Salasburg. Musicians Will Oldham and Glen Dentinger provide harmony vocals, while singer-songwriter and producer Daniel Martin Moore engineered the album. Over and Even includes stand out tracks “Brighter Than the Blues,” “No More Shelter,” and “Stay on my Shore.”

Shelley is expected to release her next album later this year.

Tickets - $39.50 CA, $45 CA, $55 CA, and $85 CA - are available online. Massey Hall is located at 178 Victoria Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit Wilco’s website, Joan Shelley’s website, and Massey Hall’s website.