Jackson and I went to see Wilco at Radio City Music Hall last night. Since when did Wilco get big enough to sell out two shows at Radio City? Just this spring the Gotham Gal and I saw them at Irving Plaza.
Tweedy was clearly energized by playing in such a beautiful room. The show was great. The sound was also amazing. I’ve never heard Tweedy’s acoustic guitar sound so loud and crisp.
The highlight of the night for me were the two 9/11 songs (strangely written long before 9/11), Jesus and Ashes of American Flags. He sung them back to back and dedicated them to the crowd and the city.
Here’s the setlist for any Wilco fans who want to see the whole show.
Another highlight was Kingpin, a song off of Being There that I’ve never heard played live.
The last two songs were political statements, War on War and Be Not So Fearful. Before both songs, Tweedy encouraged everyone to vote and to vote against the current adminstration. No argument there.