NORTH ADAMS -- Wilco has announced something special for fans who attend the first evening of the Solid Sound Festival: A first-ever all-request concert.
The band will perform the concert of fan-requested songs, including covers, during its set Friday, June 21. The performance will also include a live version of "Stump the Band," a variation of the segment hosted by Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show."
Prior to the festival, Wilco will take song submissions from fans and learn 50 of those songs. Of those 50 songs, about 20 will be randomly selected during Wilco's set and performed.
Information on how to submit songs will be announced at a later date.
Additionally, during the band's "encores," it will perform additional requests, submitted via Twitter, and also attempt a version of "Stump the Band," during which audience members will request songs. The idea is to challenge Wilco to play the songs live, without practice or readily available music.
The Solid Sound version of "Stump the Band" will feature comedian John Hodgman, who will take on Carson's role, polling audience members for their best song challenges.
Wilco's Solid Sound Festival returns to Mass MoCA from June 21 to 23. Three-day festival passes and single-day tickets are available at www.solidsoundfestival.com. Early-bird ticket pricing is currently available with three-day passes for $124. Full-price
For more information on the festival or to view additional performers, visit www.solidsoundfestival.com.