Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Wilco at Wrigley Field

Jeff Tweedy, baseball and a brand-new Wilco song

(c) Deb Bernardini. More photos at WilcoWorld.net

I was excited to read yesterday that Jeff Tweedy pitched the first ball at the Chicago Cubs game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Wilco also sang Take Me Out To The Ball Game during the seventh-inning stretch. Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs, was the first place I saw a baseball game. It's a beautiful stadium; built in 1914, covered in ivy - it's unusual for an American sporting arena to have a real sense of history.

Wilco's vocal contribution to the game and an interview with Tweedy are on YouTube:

During the interview Jeff talks about the band's Lollapalooza appearance the night before in which they all wore Nudie-style suits.

Stereogum has more photos from the gig, the set list and most importantly, an MP3 of the a new work-in-progress song called One Wing.

MP3: Wilco - One Wing, Live at Lollapalooza (from Stereogum)

It may seem sedate but baseball is definitely the most rock'n'roll of sports.


Ed said...

Saw Wilco at Massey Hall in Toronto on October 15. Excellent show, with a dazzling version of Impossible Germany. Leslie Feist went up to sing the duo they did on the new CD, and the young Finn and his mate joined in for a memorable California Stars.

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