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Wilco Added to KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

Wilco Added to KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

In a special encore concert to KCRW’s World Festival, Wilco performs at the Hollywood Bowl. They will close the 2012 summer season on Sunday, September 30.

This performance is not available on subscription. Single tickets to Wilco and all other shows for the Hollywood Bowl 2012 will be available starting in May 5.

KCRW’s World Festival is presented in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

See the full lineup.


KCRW’s World Festival celebrates its 14th season with programs showcasing sounds from around the globe. Created in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Sunday programs highlight established and rising artists from diverse backgrounds.

June 24

Glen Campbell
Dawes + special guest Jackson Browne and more

Legendary singer/guitarist Glen Campbell will give his final Los Angeles concert as part of his Goodbye Tour – a celebration of his extraordinary five-decade-plus career and release of his acclaimed final studio album Ghost on the Canvas. Campbell just received the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award at the GRAMMY Awards® in February.

California-based roots rock band Dawes, joined by special guest Jackson Browne, will kick off the show. Additional special guests (to be announced) will also be performing original songs as well as selections from Campbell’s repertoire that have been of special influence.

July 1

Ben Harper
Vieux Farka Touré

LA’s own Ben Harper brings his own brand of classic songs and fresh perspective on rock, soul and blues to the KCRW World Festival. Malian singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré opens the show.

July 8 Takes You To The Philippines – A Celebration of Global Music with members of the Black Eyed Peas – and Taboo
Ogie Alcasid
The Harana Kings (with Florante Aguilar)
Kayamanan Ng Lahi
Martin Nievera
Jeremy Passion
Philippine Chamber Singers
Rondalla Club of Los Angeles
Nicole Scherzinger
Vanessa Hudgens, co-host
Lou Diamond Phillips, co-host

Black Eyed Peas rapper and DJ celebrates his Filipino heritage and the Filipino culture creating a one-of-a-kind party of music and dance, from pop and traditional Pinoy artists from the Philippines to hip hop, OPM (Original Pilipino Music) and beyond.

July 15

Reggae Night
Tuff Gong Worldwide & Ziggy Marley Salute Legends of Reggae
Toots and the Maytals
Maxi Priest
Freddie McGregor
Bob Andy
plus a set by Ziggy Marley

Celebrating the 11th year of Reggae at the Bowl, Ziggy Marley brings his band and a host of all-star roots reggae legends for a unique, not-to-be-missed event.

September 9

Hot Chip
Passion Pit
Omar Souleyman

Crafting London’s premiere electronic dance music, Hot Chip is known for its stellar live shows; in its return to the Bowl, the band will lead us on a journey through club music into funkified gospel groves. Passion Pit reveals a 21st–century sound with soaring hooks, infectious melodies and enigmatic lyrics. Syrian music legend Omar Souleyman will open the show.

September 23

Animal Collective
Huun Huur Tu

Sonically ambidextrous quartet Animal Collective makes its Hollywood Bowl debut. Tuvan throat singing group Huun Huur Tu, direct from Siberia, will open the show.

September 30


The acclaimed Chicago sextet appears in support of its latest release, the Grammy-nominated The Whole Love. “Quite simply, this is the work of a great band at the peak of their powers, and The Whole Love is a joy to hear…confirming once again that Wilco is as good a band as America can claim in the 21st century.” – All Music. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy formed Wilco in the mid-1990s. The Whole Love is the third album by the band’s current lineup, which solidified in 2004 when guitarist Nels Cline and guitarist/keyboardist Patrick Sansone joined Tweedy, founding bassist John Stirratt, drummer Glenn Kotche and keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen.

More info:

Tickets: Subscriptions for the Hollywood Bowl 2012 summer season are available now at or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. “Five or More” subscriptions will be available beginning, March 13. The Hollywood Bowl Box Office opens for single ticket sales on Saturday, May 5. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

KCRW subscribers get 20% off selected seats for KCRW’s World Festival series as part of the Fringe Benefits program.


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