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Wilco Announces 2 Surprise Hometown Shows At Tiny Carol’s Pub In Uptown

Fans have already started lining up for the chance to see Wilco perform two surprise shows Sunday night at Carol's Pub, Uptown's beloved late night country dive bar.

Fans line up Sunday afternoon outside Carol's Pub to get tickets to a surprised Wilco concert.
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UPTOWN — Wilco announced they’ll play two surprise shows Sunday night at Carol’s Pub in Uptown — and fans are already lined up around the block to get tickets.

Wilco posted Sunday they’ll play at 7 p.m. at Carol’s, 4659 N. Clark St., a small, late night country dive bar. Within minutes, the line stretched for more than two blocks — and was rapidly growing.

Soon after, the band said they’ll also play a 9 p.m. show. “As the great Ernie Banks once said ‘It’s a beautiful day – Let’s play two,'” the band tweeted.

The pub was “the first place [that] came to mind” when the Chicago-based alternative band was considering where to celebrate their latest album, Cruel Country, they wrote on Facebook

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Wilco takes the stage at 7 p.m. The shows are 21+ and entry wristbands are $25. 

Wristbands must be purchased in-person at the box office, which opened at noon. Each person in line can only buy two wristbands and they’ll be sold first come, first serve. 

Credit: Wilco/Facebook
Carol’s Pub, a late night country dive bar at 4659 N. Clark St.

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