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Published: 2012/01/27

The Big Wu Announces 20th Anniversary Tour

The Big Wu will celebrate their 20th year in existence with a pair of performances on Friday, February 10 at Cabooze Music Club in Minneapolis, MN and Saturday, February 11 at the Upstairs Rueb in Northfield, MN. The lineup will consist of the same four core members—Terry VanDeWalker (drums), Chris Castino (guitar), Al Oikari (keys), Andrew “Padre” Miller (bass)—with the addition of Mark Joseph, who is replacing Jason Fladager on guitar. According to a statement from Andrew “Padre” Miller:

“Our 20th Anniversary shows will have two full sets packed with songs from our entire career. Something old, something you never heard us perform. Just like the way it has always been and will always be.”

Following the special anniversary performances on February 10 and 11, the group will also embark on a short 20th Anniversary Tour. See below for the full list of dates.

The Big Wu Tour Dates

02/10/12 Minneapolis, MN—Cabooze
02/11/12 Northfield, MN—Upstair’s Rueb
02/17/12 Lutsen, MN—Papa Charlie’s
02/18/12 Lutsen, MN—Papa Charlie’s
02/24/12 Denver, CO—Quixote’s True Blue
02/25/12 Denver, CO—Quixote’s True Blue
03/16/12 Rochester, MN—Whiskey Bones
03/17/12 Sioux Falls, SD—Sat Rookie’s
04/20/12 St Cloud, MN—The Red Carpet


There are 6 comments associated with this post

Frank January 27, 2012, 17:24:45

No Jason Fladager = No Big Wu

on the woad January 27, 2012, 17:53:16

@Frank: yep. Hopefully, HOPEFULLY, he’ll play at the Mpls anniversary show. It’d be a sad event if he didn’t.

Andy February 7, 2012, 14:34:20

totally agree, Jason rips and is required for a true Wu show

Anna February 7, 2012, 14:43:00

Big Wu should come out to the East Coast.

Steve Berg February 10, 2012, 21:02:47

Fladager is playing tonight. However, Castino is a better lead guitar player in my opinion. On the contrary and in agreement, they were never able to replicate or replace his sound and the combination of the two guitar sound they had together. Their music is a huge part of my life and their music will always hold a place in my heart. Thank you Big Wu! “The Greatest Band in all the Land” – House of Wu

brent February 14, 2012, 20:20:13

Flad played with them for a bit in the first and some of the second set. I think with the addition of Mark, the Wu is back to that 5 piece magic the family needs! @Steve Berg, I agree…Flad was always the compliment to Castino’s lead. Even though Castino’s playing can be a bit choppier, I always felt he brought more.

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