Wilco loves you, baby. So much so, in fact, that the indie-rock greats are making a special to trip to Hall's Island in Minneapolis. The band announced Monday it will hit the grassy riverside Northeast park August 20 alongside the incomparably chill Kurt Vile.
Last summer, Alabama Shakes and Father John Misty signaled the return of Hall's Island as a concert space. You can see photos of that show here.
Townspeople didn't really engage in a heated civic debate concerning the geography of the so-called island, but maybe now it's time. Nearby Boom Island, which also doesn't appear to be an island, will host this year's temporarily relocated Rock the Garden on June 18.
But back to some fun context for the next Hall's Island adventure.
Wilco surprise-dropped their ninth album, Star Wars, last July. The album art features a luxurious kitty cat! The band showed off their always killer live show that same month at Minneapolis' Basilica Block Party.
Vile, last seen making jam-band impulses palatable with his Violators at Mill City Nights last October, released his fantastic sixth album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., last September.