Wilco is coming to Tampa Bay this spring

It's in support of the band's 2022 album 'Cruel Country.'

click to enlarge Wilco - Photo by Annabel Melhran
Photo by Annabel Melhran
It's a cruel country out there, and Wilco wants to see more it. Today the band announced springtime dates including one in Tampa Bay.

Tickets to see Wilco play Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Thursday, April 20 go on sale Friday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. EST and start at $53.25. Amelia Meath and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig's band The A's open the show.

The Chicago indie-rock band's Bay area show arrives nearly a year after the release of its latest album, Cruel Country, where Wilco sprawls out on a 21-track, 80-minute meditation on the U.S.' tumultuous last few years.

The appearance at Ruth Eckerd Hall—where Wilco played in 2010—also has a cool local angle since guitarist Nels Cline routinely plays guitars made by locally-based luthier James LeClair.

Tampa Bay last got a taste of Wilco when frontman Jeff Tweedy headlined the Tampa Theatre in March 2019.