Grammy-winning band Wilco announces Iceland debut with three-night residency at world-class concert hall in Reykjavik

Article Contributed by JSloane Creative | Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2022

After spending nearly 30 years showcasing their Grammy-winning brand of alternative rock across the globe, Wilco will make their Iceland debut from Thursday, April 6 to Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Reykjavik’s Eldborg Hall at Harpa.

The world-class concert hall, which won the USITT Architecture Award in 2018 thanks to its state-of-the-art acoustic technology, is the perfect venue for Wilco’s inaugural Iceland performances. One of Reykjavik’s most significant cultural landmarks, Harpa has played host to a plethora of iconic acts like Kraftwerk, Pat Metheny, Bjork, Patti Smith, Herbie Hancock, Snarky Puppy, David Byrne & St. Vincent, and Elvis Costello.

Wilco’s three-night Reykjavik residency represents yet another major milestone for the Chicago-bred group, who released their critically-acclaimed twelfth studio album Cruel Country in May. Up next, Nonesuch Records will release seven special editions of Wilco’s landmark 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot on September 30, 2022. A new, previously unreleased track from the super deluxe and deluxe editions—a live, in-the-studio version of “Ashes of American Flags” from a 2001 session on WXRT Radio’s Sound Opinions—is available today, August 10. “Ashes of American Flags (Live in the Studio)” is available here, as are album pre-orders.

Wilco celebrated Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’s twentieth anniversary earlier this year with two limited runs in Chicago and New York, and will soon kick off a North American tour in support of Cruel Country.

The six-piece will perform in Iceland for their first time thanks to Bucket List Tours, a newly-minted concert promotion company that encourages fans to see their favorite artists in “bucket list” locations. As opposed to all-inclusive resort festivals that dictate every aspect of travel - from arrival and departure dates, to food offerings and activity programming - Bucket List Tours empowers both artists and attendees to experience these magnificent destinations at their own pace. Bucket List Tours wants bands and their fans to explore the world together on their own terms, and offers ticket buyers discounted rates on hotels and airfare in addition to optional group excursions.

Bucket List Tours already boasts a proven track-record as international event impresarios. This past March, the company sold out its three-night Umphrey’s McGee run in Reykjavik, welcoming 1,500 people from around the world at each concert. Bucket List Tours will also bring The Disco Biscuits to the Icelandic capital for their three-night Tranceatlantic run from May 20-23, 2023.

Wilco / photo credit: Peter Crosby

Next April, Wilco and their fans will also share this magical experience in one of the world’s most enchanting and awe-inspiring countries - all during the peak Northern Lights viewing season.