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Published: 2012/07/09

Andrew Bird Joins Wilco for Chicago Homecoming

Photo via Wilco’s Facebook page

Wilco played their largest headlining show to date last night. The performance took place just outside their Chicago hometown at Geneva, IL’s Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. Fellow Chicago artists Andrew Bird and The Congregation opened the night, and Wilco celebrated the end of Independence Day weekend with a firework display. Before last night, Wilco’s largest non-festival headlining date was a July 13, 2009 stop at Brooklyn, NY’s Key SpanPark. Over 13,000 fans attended the concert.

In addition to being Wilco’s biggest headlining show, last night’s performance was also one of the band’s longest in some time. The group offered up 25 songs, ranging from newer The Whole Love songs to deeper cuts like “Say You Miss Me.” Andrew Bird joined the group during their set for “Jesus, Etc.” and returned during their first encore for “California Stars.” The night came to a close with a high-energy version of “Hoodoo Voodoo.”

Wilco’s tour will resume with an appearance at Louisville, KY’s Forecastle Festival on July 15. The group has also added club shows at Vienna, VA’s Wolf Trap on July 17 and 18 .

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist

_Sunday, July 8, 2012, Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, Geneva, IL

Dawned on Me
War on War
I Might
I am Trying to Break Your Heart
Box Full of Letters
Handshake Drugs
Spiders (Kidsmoke) – Acoustic Version
Impossible Germany
Born Alone
Laminated Cat – Electric Version
Side with the Seeds
Say You Miss Me
Jesus, Etc. w/ Andrew Bird
Hate it Here
Whole Love
I’m Always in Love
Heavy Metal Drummer
I’m the Man Who Loves You


Via Chicago
Art of Almost
Standing O
A Shot in the Arm


California Stars w/ Andrew Bird
The Late Greats
Hoodoo Voodoo w/ Wilco crew member Josh on cowbell

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