Wilco will make their way along the West Coast and down to South America beginning late summer into fall with a series of newly announced tour dates. Following a summer-long cross-country tour, the band will kick off their West Coast run with a stop at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, UT, before heading up to Boise, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and LA. Then, the group, who recently appeared on The National’s Day of the Dead, will embark on their first ever South American run. October will see appearances in major cities across the region, stopping in Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina. It will be Wilco’s first return to the continent since playing Brazil’s Festival Rio de Janeiro in 2005.Check out the full list of Wilco’s summer-fall tour dates below, including an upcoming stop at Mountain Jam (enter to win passes + a meet and greet with Umphrey’s McGee here). Ticketing info for all shows can be found here.
The String Cheese Incident has been on a roll the last few weeks, with their intimate Winter Carnival 2017 Roots Revival tour wrapping up this weekend with a three-night stand at the Crystal Bay Club in Crystal Bay, Nevada. (You can check out some photos from this past weekend in Telluride, including from their ski-to-show performance on the mountain, here.) However, while Cheese has been tapping into their ski-town roots, the band is still looking to the future, with their brand-new album, Believe, dropping next month on April 14th via SCI Fidelity Records. As an extra goodie for fans who pre-order album on Pledge Music, String Cheese Incident just announced that they’re sweetening the pot a little by offering an exclusive download of a previously unreleased and uncirculated soundboard from their fall tour of 1999. This new recording is from their performance at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, on the day before Halloween and is a special show for sure.Keller Williams, the musical renaissance man, had joined Cheese for the tour, supporting the band not just as an opener but also as an emergency bass player. Bassist Keith Moseley and his wife, Kristin, were expecting their first child any day at the time, and in the event that Keith needed to leave the tour to be with his family, Keller was ready to take over. For this new 10/30/1999 recording, Keller is invited to sit-in on bass during the breezy “Suntan” halfway through the first set. Keller also reemerges during the second set, this time joining in on guitar during “Vacate,” a track off of Breathe, Keller and String Cheese’s collaborative album which was released around the time of the show.Predictably, the band works songs from their older catalog throughout the show. Many of these tunes have more-or-less dropped out of Cheese’s regular song rotation over the past eighteen years, such as “Bigger Isn’t Better,” which is played during the tail end of the second set. As is the String Cheese way, the show is chock full of covers including String Cheese’s takes on jazz classics such as Miles Davis’ “Footprints” and Alfred James Ellis’ “The Chicken.” The band also sprinkles more familiar crowdpleasers throughout the performance including The Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker,” Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie on Reggae Woman,” and a bluegrass-y take on Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” to close out the show.You can check out the full setlist from their 10/30/1999 show below. To hear it for yourself, pre-order Believe here. With your pre-order, in addition to the 10/30/1999 show, you also get a download of a secret acoustic set from 12/30/2016 a few hours before their main show during their 2016 New Years run, six extended demos from the Sedona Sessions, and the entirety of the new album when it comes out on April 14th (along with a handful of its tracks for download immediately), all for only $10, which certainly seems like a lot of bang for your buck for us Cheese enthusiasts.Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Colgate University | Hamilton, NY | 10/30/1999Set 1: Miss Brown’s Teahouse, Chili Dawg > The Hobo Song, Suntan (with Keller on bass), The Joker, Don’t Say > Whiskey Before BreakfastSet 2: The Chicken, Shine > I’ve Just Seen A Face, Sing A New Song, Vacate (with Keller), Bigger Isn’t Better > Boogie On Reggae WomanEncore: Footprints > Walk This Way
Crystal Palace are not willing to waver on their £80 million valuation of winger Wilfried Zaha.The club has rejected a bid of £70 million (GH¢458m), along with midfielder James McCarthy and striker Cenk Tosun from Everton for Zaha.Everton are desperate for another star name to bolster a squad that has already acquired the services of Fabian Delph from Man City and would like to challenge for titles and a European place next season. Wilfried Zaha has informed Crystal Palace of his desire to leave the club this summer amid growing interest from Arsenal.Zaha has already been the subject of a bid of £40m from the Gunners this summer.The bid was however rejected by Crystal Palace who value Zaha closer to £80m having sold defender, Aaron Wan Bissaka to Man Utd for about £50m.Zaha was in Ivory Coast’s squad at the African Cup of Nations where he scored two goals and assisted one more as they made it to the quarterfinals before being eliminated by Algeria on penalties.The player apparently has no issues with the club or manager Roy Hogdson but would like another chance to prove himself at a bigger club. He is, however, growing disillusioned with the club’s unwillingness to let him leave.He left Palace for Manchester United in 2013 but returned to Selhurst Park two years later after a disappointing spell.The player believes that he has matured since then and would like to be the main player of another big club.Arsenal are being reported to be his preferred club but the player would take any move to a big club if a move to North London does not materialise.Arsenal are desperate to make a marquee signing this summer to rejuvenate a side that failed to make it into the Champions League and have already reached an agreement in principle with Saint Etienne for defender William Saliba.
Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe has joined premier league side Berekum Chelsea as a free agent on a 2-year deal.The former Petrojet striker saw his move to his former club Asante Kotoko collapsed on the eleventh hour over contractural disagreements.The 25 year old has been given a lifeline with the 2010 Ghana premier league champions and will feature for the club in the upcoming premier league season which commences on October 7.Eric Bekoe shot to prominence after he bagged 42 goals in all competitions for Kotoko in 2008.