Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wilco Announce Millenium Park Benefit Concert

Marina City Towers

While news of my Chicago vacation fades into oblivion, let's hit this one tidbit: Wilco have just announced that they will headline a September 12 show at Millennium Park's Frank Gehry-designed Pritzker Pavilion.

Kristen and I floated past the Marina Towers (architect Bertrand Goldberg. We're architecture dorks in my house) from the cover of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot several times on the L, but never got close enough to the buildings to get a fantastic photo like the above. Those buildings were like the phantom of Chicago when we were there. . .always fading in and out of view! And all the time we spent on State Street, we never made it to that part of State Street.

Presale is happening today for the show. Proceeds benefit Chicago Coalition For The Homeless.

1 comment:

John said...

Those poor towers almost collapsed into the Chicago River a while ago, they were in such a sad state of repair. I was around when they were being built, and snuck in a while later..it was just like..THE FUTURE..to a kid in 1965..

WCFL (the "Voice of Labor"), the other big watt AM station in Chicago (WLS was the big gun) was in those towers then, and they always had plenty of swag for any teenager who had the ..umm..gumption.. to smuggle his white levis pass security. .one of the highlights of my so called career was to finally chart on their Hit Survey..whooHOO!