Mar 22, 2024

Wilco @ Sydney Opera House

Wilco are an electrifying band live. Despite their veteran status they would put many younger bands to shame. I've been very lucky to see them a few times over the years and they are never less than stellar. But this current Australian tour is their first in ten years so it felt extra special to see them Thursday night at the Sydney Opera House. And for two hours they showed why they are such a dynamic live act. Old classics mingled with new tunes. Country mixed with rock. They can go poppy and also heavy and experimental. They gave us a taste of everything and it was all great. Too many great songs to mention, but I really loved the opener in 'Hell Is Chrome'. 'Hummingbird' was super fun as was 'The Late Greats'. They always play 'Jesus, Etc.' and it was glorious, as was the closer in 'A Shot in the Arm'. Of course the band were great and so well tuned to each other. Jeff Tweedy is a great frontman, with wry quips spread through out the night. Whilst Glenn Kotche pounds the drums like few other. Of course the great Nels Cline is just an incredible guitarist. Never more evident than on the epic 'Impossible Germany'. The encore was supposed to finish with 'Spiders (Kidsmoke)' but the band was running short on time so they gave us a change up instead. It was all great though. I can safely say that Wilco satisfied all of us lucky to be there.

Set List
Hell Is Chrome
Handshake Drugs
I Am My Mother
Cruel Country
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
If I Ever Was A Child
Side With the Seeds
War on War
Bird Without a Tail/Base of My Skull
Box Full of Letters
Jesus, Etc.
Impossible Germany
Whole Love
Heavy Metal Drummer
The Late Greats
A Shot in the Arm

Via Chicago
California Stars
Falling Apart (Right Now)
I Got You (At the End of the Century)
Outtasite (Outta Mind)   


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