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CANCELLED – Jim Ross: Under The Black Hat Book Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 16th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$48

Tracy Morgan

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 18th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$65

An Evening with Matty in the Morning

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 30th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu May 14th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$52 - $102

Bruce Cockburn

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 1st - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $65

Countess & Friends: Marry, F**K, Kill

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 2nd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $135

POSTPONED – Rick Riordan & Carlos Hernandez: Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe

This show is postponed. New date TBD.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon May 4th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

Dark Star Orchestra

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu May 7th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $42.50

RESCHEDULED: Fortune Feimster

Both shows rescheduled to November 6th. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Nov 6th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Nov 6th - 10:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $37

Sinbad

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 8th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39

Whitney Cummings: How Dare You

Part of the Women in Comedy Festival

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 9th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$46 - $169

Amanda Seales Presents: Smart, Funny & Black

Part of the Women in Comedy Festival

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 9th - 09:45 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$36 - $76

Sam and Colby: All In One Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue May 12th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$27 - $252

BETH HART – War In My Mind

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 16th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $55

Zero

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue May 19th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $39

Small Town Murder

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 22nd - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $77

Nick Swardson

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 23rd - 07:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun May 24th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$49

Mike Birbiglia Live!

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue May 26th - 07:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed May 27th - 07:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu May 28th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 29th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$34 - $61

Jacksfilms presents YIAY Live Live!

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 30th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $97

The Fab Faux performs Revolver and Abbey Road Selections

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 5th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $95

Watch What Crappens

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 6th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $77

RESCHEDULED – Tapestry : The Carole King Songbook

Rescheduled to June 7th. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jun 7th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$27 - $45

Kurtis Conner

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jun 10th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $77

Whose Live Anyway?

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 11th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50

Brad Williams

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 13th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$27 - $35

DEON COLE: COLEOLOGY TOUR

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jun 14th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $40

The Kirk Minihane Show presented by Barstool Sports

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 20th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 20th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $100

Hidden Brain Live with Shankar Vedantam (RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 22)

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon Jun 22nd - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$42 - $57

RESCHEDULED – That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody

Rescheduled to 6/23. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Jun 23rd - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $50

RESCHEDULED – The Musical Box : A Genesis Extravaganza Vol. II

Rescheduled from 3/18 to 6/24. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jun 24th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $50

RESCHEDULED – Chris Hardwick

Rescheduled from 4/3 to 6/25. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 25th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

Paul Virzi

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 27th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$24

RESCHEDULED: Doug Stanhope

Rescheduled from 3/13 to 7/10

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jul 10th - 7:30PM
PRICE:
$50

MORBID: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST LIVE

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 11th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $60

Hot Tuna: Acoustic & Electric

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Jul 14th - 8:00PM
Openers: w/ Special Guest David Grisman Trio
PRICE:
$50 - $75

RESCHEDULED – MeatEater: Off the Air

Rescheduled to 7/16. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jul 16th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $187

RESCHEDULED – Melvin Seals and JGB

Rescheduled from 3/21 to 7/17. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jul 17th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$30 - $45

RESCHEDULED – Kathleen Madigan: 8 O’Clock Happy Hour Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 25th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 25th - 9:45 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $39

The Hollies – The Road Is Long Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jul 26th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $277

RESCHEDULED – Paula Poundstone

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jul 30th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37

RESCHEDULED – Colin Jost

Rescheduled to 8/1. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 25th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 25th - 09:45 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$42

RESCHEDULED – Tanya Tucker w/ Special Guest Walker Country

Rescheduled to August 7th. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Aug 7th - 7:30Pm
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $75

RESCHEDULED – Music of Cream: Disraeli Gears and Clapton Classics Tour

Rescheduled to 8/14. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Aug 14th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

One Night of Queen

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Aug 27th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

Sibling Rivalry The Tour : Starring Bob & Monét

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Aug 28th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$33 - $153

The Second City’s Imperfect Union

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Aug 30th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25

Dave Attell

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 5th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37

RESCHEDULED: My Dad Wrote A Porno World Tour 2020

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Sep 16th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Sep 17th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$47 - $102

Ronny Chieng: The Hope You Get Rich Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 19th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 19th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30

RESCHEDULED – Jim Norton

Rescheduled to September 26th. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 26th - 07:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 26th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $104

RESCHEDULED – Gabriel Iglesias: Beyond The Fluffy World Tour – Go Big or Go Home

Rescheduled to October 4th. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Oct 4th - 5:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Oct 4th - 8:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$55 - $75

Robin Trower

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Oct 14th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $69

Jess Hilarious

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 16th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

Drew Lynch

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 23rd - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30

Taylor Tomlinson

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 24th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$20

Einstürzende Neubauten -The Year Of The Rat Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Oct 28th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$30 - $40

RESCHEDULED – And That’s Why We Drink: Here for the Boos Tour!

Rescheduled from 3/28 to 11/3. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Nov 3rd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $65

RESCHEDULED – Welcome To Night Vale

Rescheduled to November 5th. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Nov 5th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32

Steve-O’s Bucket List Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 7th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $57

RESCHEDULED – Colin Hay

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 10th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $59

Bio

Can we welcome an unknown that stretches, terrified, into every direction? Is it safe to grab the shrivelled, mysterious hand that reaches out to us from darkness? A trembl

Can we welcome an unknown that stretches, terrified, into every direction? Is it safe to grab the shrivelled, mysterious hand that reaches out to us from darkness? A trembling voice speaks the answer clearly. The Celestial Twin. U.F.O.F.

U.F.O.F., F standing for ‘Friend’, is the name of the highly anticipated third record by Big Thief, set to be released by 4AD later this year. The New York-based band, featuring Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums), has spent the last 4 years on an incessant world tour, winning the devotion of an enthusiastic and rapidly expanding audience.  Their songs represent an emotional bravery and realness that weaves intimate relationships with the listener, a phenomenon that has made them one of the most widely-respected bands of the current era. Their first two back-to-back releases, Masterpiece (2016) and Capacity (2017), have been analysed, wept to, danced to, critically applauded, imitated, hummed idly, and shouted out loud. They have soundtracked crowded restaurants, difficult conversations, cowboy bars, yoga classes, night drives, and lonely bedrooms.

In 2019, the members of Big Thief are more deeply bonded than ever before. Their lives have become completely intertwined. Perpetual motion, nightly performance and struggles of the road have led them to develop their own connective language. They wake up and run together each morning; they intuit songs only sung for each other. Perhaps the best Big Thief tune you will never hear is the backstage classic, “I know what you mean. It’s a beautiful thing.” The spirit has never been stronger and U.F.O.F. feels, to Big Thief, like their first record as a fully realized band.

U.F.O.F. was recorded in rural western Washington at Bear Creek Studios. In a large cabin-like room, the band set up their gear to track live with engineer Dom Monks and producer Andrew Sarlo, who was also behind their previous albums.  Having already lived these songs on tour, they were relaxed and ready to experiment. The raw material came quickly. Some songs, like ‘Cattails’—written only hours before recording—stretched out instantly, first take, vocals and all. Others were explored in search of perfected moments of dynamic feedback and spiritual, rhythmic togetherness. A careful New Age sprinkle of mystical textures and stabs was added and kept in the mix only when all agreed that each element had become absolutely crucial to the tune. The completed palette feels classic, upfront and honest, with an occasional, welcome glimpse into the magic box.

U.F.O.F. lifts the listener, slowly, into a delicate, celestial mystery, each member of the band adding their own visceral mastery to its skyscape. Adrianne Lenker’s voice finds new resting places, layered like a cloud above itself on album opener ‘Contact’ or crooning low through thick grass on ‘Betsy’. Her finger-picked guitar chords evolve and extend into warming harmony. Her leads beam passion and pain. Buck Meek’s exploratory notes and avant-garde textures slither to the song’s subconscious narrative, while James Krivchenia’s relaxed tempo and snare drum ghost notes possess your head into a steady bob. Max Oleartchik’s bass guitar playing is elusive and rhythmic, either crouching undetected or ripping a quick one for the people.  When his bass goes missing from the song ‘Cattails,’ imagine him levitating above the tune in quiet meditation, waiting for that perfect moment to slide back into the mix. The moment doesn’t come till halfway through the next song.

Lyrically, U.F.O.F. is a dream in the dark. Characters and scenery interact outside of time. Names of mystery women appear, then disappear. Cruelties flash. Pronouns meld. There is a darkness here, but it’s not one to be feared. “Making friends with the unknown… All my songs are about this,” says Lenker; “If the nature of life is change and impermanence, I’d rather be uncomfortably awake in that truth than lost in denial.” Every song here casts a shadow, and the direction of this shadow reflects its light source. On ‘Orange,’ we see a woman lost in despair, but it is in recognition of this despair that she is truly loved. In ‘Terminal Paradise,’ death is imminent. Death is a flower; death is beautiful. On ‘Century,’ all of the confusion of a moment leads to a simple truth that “We have the same power”. If song writers are spelunkers of the unrevealed, then Lenker is one of the bravest working today. This is courageous music.

When the album’s final number drifts away into droning, alien invitations, the power to look within our own selves has been fully transmuted. The dreamer awakes and sees for a moment a vibrating figure disappear from the corner of the bedroom. The door is open and future music awaits. It’s morning. Goodbye alien.

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