Wilco Announce Return of Solid Sound Festival, Debut Limited Edition 'Gray Ghost' Branded Axe


Wilco introduced the dates for his or her annual Solid Sound Music and Arts Festival on Tuesday (Oct. 16). The occasion will return to the campus of MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass., from June 28-30. The fest was kicked off in 2010 by the long-running band and the 2019 version will as soon as once more discover them headlining and internet hosting alongside an eclectic, as-yet-unannounced group of indie, rock and jazz teams enjoying for a crowd of eight,000.

"After virtually two years off the street, we’re going to be so excited to be again on stage collectively," singer Jeff Tweedy mentioned in a press release concerning the occasion, which can even function units from the group member's varied aspect tasks. "I can’t wait to have that feeling once more," he added.  

In addition to providing entry to the various MASS MoCA galleries, the competition will function a comedy stage, naturalist/out of doors actions and a lot of household actions, native meals and craft beers and ciders.

Tickets for the three-day fest go on sale on Thursday (Oct. 18) right here, with a restricted quantity of decreased worth early chicken tix at $149 (common worth $179); campsite reservations can be made on Thursday by calling the MASS MoCA field workplace (413.662.2111). Fans can even go for the "Friends of the Festival" cross ($349), which gives such extras as a competition poster signed by the band, an autographed copy of Tweedy's upcoming memoir, Let's Go (So We Can Get Back), a non-public lounge with pop-up performances and extra.

In addition to Tweedy's upcoming second solo album, WARM, due out on Nov. 30, Wilco has partnered with fashionable American life-style model Best Made for a signature felling axe known as The Gray Ghost ($448). "Our Gray Ghost American Felling Axe is an especially restricted customized piece impressed by the album cowl for A Ghost is Born, which was designed by Best Made founder Peter Buchanan-Smith," reads the outline of the axe with a four-pound Dayton metal head. "Only 15 of those will ever be made, every with the identical fantastic craftmanship that characterizes all our fabled axes."

The axe's motif was hand-painted within the Best Made workshop and is an homage to the "ghostly egg on a pale gray subject" on the Ghost album cowl with a hickory deal with with a laser-engraved "Wilco" on the again. Best Made can also be promoting a $1,198 field set which packages vinyl copies of all 10 of Wilco's studio albums signed by Tweedy in a fir crate impressed by their Audubon toolbox, together with a Wilco pennant and two Wilco bandanas.

Wilco Announce Return of Solid Sound Festival, Debut Limited Edition 'Gray Ghost' Branded Axe