Can't Hardly Wait: Wilco announces a doubleheader at Red Rocks in June - Reverb

Can’t Hardly Wait: Wilco announces a doubleheader at Red Rocks in June

If there’s one thread we’re seeing as the 2012 Red Rocks concert calendar continues to unfold, it’s a penchant for doubling down.

Dubstep warlord Bassnectar will set up shop June 1-2. Folk favorites the Avett Brothers will preside over the Morrison venue June 29-30. Colorado DJ Pretty Lights has staked his claim for Aug. 17-18. And now, Wilco will return to the storied venue for the first time in three years for a pair of June performances.

Wilco will headline Red Rocks June 22-23, promoter AEG announced this morning.

Newgrass darlings Punch Brothers will provide support for the first night while Philadelphia indie-rockers Dr. Dog will open the June 23 show.

Wilco last played Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium in February (read our review) and its July 3, 2009 show at Red Rocks was one of the best in recent memory — punctuated by an Independence Day eve “Ashes of American Flags.”

Tickets for both shows go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 6 through Ticketmaster.

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John Hendrickson is the managing editor of Reverb and a multimedia journalist for The Denver Post. Follow his rants on music and more on Twitter.

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