Lead singer Jeff Tweedy and his Wilco bandmates performed Wednesday night before a large, enthusiastic crowd at the Cobb Energy Centre. This was the first of a two-night stint in support of the group’s newly released eighth studio album, “The Whole Love”. Legendary British singer-songwriter, musician and producer, Nick Lowe, opened the show.
Wilco is an American alternative rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar’s departure. Wilco’s lineup has changed frequently, with only singer Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt remaining from the original incarnation. Since early 2004, the other current members are guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalists Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche. Wilco has released eight studio albums, a live double album, and three collaborations: two with Billy Bragg, and one with The Minus 5. The group won two Grammy Awards in 2005.
AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the 13-photo online gallery. What did you think of the concert? How many times have you seen Wilco play? What is your favorite Wilco song?