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POSTPONED TBD – 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 – Brad Williams

Rescheduled to January 2nd, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jan 2nd - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$27 - $35

DC Young Fly

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jan 15th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $57

RESCHEDULED – The Second City’s Imperfect Union

Rescheduled to January 17th, 2021. All tickets honored for the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jan 17th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25

RESCHEDULED – DEON COLE: COLEOLOGY TOUR

Rescheduled to January 28th, 2021. All tickets honored for the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jan 28th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $40

RESCHEDULED -Jacksfilms presents YIAY Live Live!

Rescheduled to February 1st, 2021. All tickets are honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon Feb 1st - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $97

RESCHEDULED – MeatEater: Off the Air

Rescheduled to February 10th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Feb 10th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $187

RESCHEDULED – One Night of Queen

Rescheduled to February 19th. All tickets are honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Feb 19th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

RESCHEDULED – Small Town Murder

Rescheduled to February 26th, 2021. All tickets honored for the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Feb 26th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $77

RESCHEDULED – BETH HART: War In My Mind

Rescheduled to March 10th, 2021. All tickets are honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Mar 10th - 08:00 PM
Openers: Quinn Sullivan
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $55

RESCHEDULED – Nick Swardson

Rescheduled to March 12th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Mar 12th - 07:30 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Mar 12th - 10:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$49

RESCHEDULED – Paul Virzi

Rescheduled to March 13th, 2021

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Mar 13th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$24

Vic DiBitetto

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Mar 19th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39.50

RESCHEDULED – MORBID: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST LIVE

Rescheduled to March 26th, 2021. All ticket honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Mar 26th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $60

RESCHEDULED – Ronny Chieng: The Hope You Get Rich Tour

Rescheduled to March 27th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new shows.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Mar 27th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Mar 27th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30

RESCHEDULED – Doug Stanhope

Rescheduled to April 1st, 2021. All tickets honored for the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 1st - 7:30PM
PRICE:
$50

RESCHEDULED – Dave Attell

Rescheduled to April 8th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 8th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37

CANCELLED – Welcome To Night Vale

This show is cancelled. All tickets will be refunded automatically at a later date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 9th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32

RESCHEDULED – Melvin Seals and JGB

Rescheduled to April 16th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 16th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$30 - $45

RESCHEDULED – Chris Hardwick

Rescheduled from June 25th to April 17th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 17th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

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

Rescheduled to from August 14th to April 18th. All tickets honored for the rescheduled date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Apr 18th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

RESCHEDULED – Sibling Rivalry The Tour : Starring Bob & Monét

Rescheduled to April 22nd, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 22nd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$33 - $153

RESCHEDULED – Drew Lynch

Rescheduled to April 23, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

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

Demetri Martin: Wandering Mind Tour

This show has been moved from The Chevalier Theatre in Medford to The Wilbur. All previous purchasers will be refunded and have the option to re-purchase for the rescheduled Wilbur show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 24th - 7:00PM
PRICE:
$39

RESCHEDULED – That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody

Rescheduled to April 25th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Apr 25th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $50

RESCHEDULED – Whose Live Anyway?

Rescheduled from 8/23 to 4/28. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Apr 28th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50

RESCHEDULED – Jim Norton

Rescheduled to April 30th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 30th - 07:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 30th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $104

RESCHEDULED – Taylor Tomlinson

Rescheduled to May 8th, 2021. All ticket honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 8th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$20

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

Rescheduled to May 15th, 2021. All tickets are honored for the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 15th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $135

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

Rescheduled from 11/17/20 to 5/23/21. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun May 23rd - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $50

RESCHEDULED – Mike Birbiglia Live!

These shows have been rescheduled to May 26-29, 2021. All tickets honored to the rescheduled dates.

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

CANCELLED – The Fab Faux performs Revolver and Abbey Road Selections

This show is cancelled. All tickets will be refunded automatically at a later date.

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

RESCHEDULED – The Kirk Minihane Show presented by Barstool Sports

Rescheduled to June 26th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 26th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 26th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $100

RESCHEDULED – Hot Tuna: Acoustic & Electric

Rescheduled to July 13th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Jul 13th - 8:00PM
Openers: w/ Special Guest David Grisman Trio
PRICE:
$50 - $75

RESCHEDULED – Tanya Tucker w/ Special Guest Walker Country

Rescheduled to August 17th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Aug 17th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $75

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

Rescheduled to August 22nd, 2021. All tickets honored to the new shows.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Aug 22nd - 5:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Aug 22nd - 8:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$55 - $75

Steve Hofstetter

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Aug 28th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25

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

Rescheduled from September11th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new shows.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 11th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 11th - 9:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $39

RESCHEDULED – Jay Pharoah

Rescheduled to to September 17th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 17th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

RESCHEDULED – Fortune Feimster

Rescheduled to Sept 24, 2021. All tickets honored to the new shows.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 24th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 24th - 10:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $37

RESCHEDULED – Robin Trower

Rescheduled to Sept 26th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Sep 26th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $69

RESCHEDULED – Jess Hilarious

Rescheduled to October 8th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 8th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

RESCHEDULED – Amanda Seales Presents: Smart, Funny & Black

Rescheduled to October 16th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 16th - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$36 - $76

RESCHEDULED – Whitney Cummings: How Dare You

Rescheduled to October 2nd, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 2nd - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$46 - $169

RESCHEDULED – Tracy Morgan

Rescheduled to November 6th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 6th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$65

Pat Metheny Side-Eye With James Francies And Joe Dyson

**PLEASE NOTE** This show is in 2021.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Nov 7th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$59.50 - $99.50

RESCHEDULED – Sinbad

Rescheduled to November 20th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jan 20th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39

RESCHEDULED – Chris Botti

Rescheduled to November 26th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Nov 26th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$59 - $89

RESCHEDULED – Colin Hay

Rescheduled to April 9th, 2022. All tickets honored for the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 9th - 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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