Just announced: Tori Amos, Stevie Wonder, free Wilco album stream
Two summer concerts and an early look at one the season's most anticipated albums
First things first: Summerfest has issued a Marcus Amphitheater announcement that doesn’t make us want to cry. It doesn’t make us pee our pants with excitement, either, but that’s okay: Turns out Stevie Wonder will appear at Summerfest June 28. Yeah, he was at Summerfest last year, but so were, like, half the announced acts, and at least the legendary R&B/soft rock singer is still relevant. Plus he’ll be sharing the stage with soul singer John Legend, so that's good.
Really, though, we’re just thankful the most recent Summerfest line-up addition wasn’t scraped from the barrel of ’90’s one-hit wonders. Not that we have anything against the ’90s. In fact, we’re kind of excited to hear that Tori Amos is touring in support of her forthcoming concept album, Abnormally Attracted To Sin (out May 19), and will be making an August 4 appearance at the Riverside Theater. Whether you’ve enjoyed her musical meanderings since 1992’s Little Earthquakes, she’s one hell of a live performer.
Finally, we’re also pleased to announce that we have even more Wilco news. We were getting nervous about ending the week without a Wilco announcement, but here it is: The new Wilco album, called Wilco (The Album), is streaming live on the band’s website. The cover art was shot in Milwaukee, so we kind of think of Jeff Tweedy and company as our own. Now, if only Wilco would play Summerfest…