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Nikki Glaser: One Night with Nikki Glaser

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 20th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 20th - 10:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$44 - $100

Ms. Pat

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 21st - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $35

Anthony Rodia: The Road Rage Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 28th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $50

Simu Liu: WE WERE DREAMERS Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jun 1st - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $80

Ed Bassmaster

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 2nd - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$38 - $70

Jerrod Carmichael

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 3rd - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$33.79 - $43.79

JR De Guzman

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 4th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$26 - $35

Brian Glowacki

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 4th - 9:45PM
PRICE:
$27

Christina P.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jun 5th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $39

Debbie Gibson: The Body Remembers Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 9th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $199

Welcome to Night Vale

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 10th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32

It’s Happening With Snooki & Joey

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 11th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $152

Betches U Up? Live

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Jun 14th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $69.50

Citizen Cope

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jun 15th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$52 - $128

JONATHAN RICHMAN featuring TOMMY LARKINS on the drums!

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 16th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32- $40

Nick Swardson

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 17th - 07:30 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 17th - 10:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$49

The Musical Box

"Genesis" The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 18th - 8:00PM
PRICE:
$45 - $65

Corinne Bailey Rae

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Jun 21st - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $65

Gordon Lightfoot: The Legend in Concert

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jun 22nd - 7:00PM
Openers: Jeff LeBlanc
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 - $75

Yeti Film Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 23rd - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32

Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 24th - 8:00PM
Openers: w/ Special Guest Philadelphia Freedom: A Tribute to Elton John
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39.50 - $79.50

Ron Funches

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 25th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $40

How to Raise an Antiracist – Book Tour with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon Jun 27th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

Kevin Hart: Reality Check

TD Garden Show

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jul 28th - 7:00PM

The Dialogue Tour: Howard Jones & Midge Ure

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jul 13th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $172

CANCELLED – Gus Johnson

This show is cancelled. Purchasers will be refunded automatically.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jul 14th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$41.50 - $62

The Kirk Minihane Show presented by Barstool Sports

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 16th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 16th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $100

Nimesh Patel

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 23rd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

Maria Bamford

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jul 24th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$29 - $39

Tim Heidecker Live!

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jul 27th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$41.50 - $101.50

CANCELLED – Nicole Byer – THOT: The Happiest Out There

This show is cancelled. Ticket purchasers will be refunded automatically.

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

Neal Brennan: Unacceptable

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jul 31st - 7:00PM
PRICE:
$40

Mary Chapin Carpenter

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Aug 12th - 8:00PM
Openers: Erin Rae
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$55 - $89

Girl Named Tom

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Aug 16th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $45

Amy Schumer: Whore Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Aug 17th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Aug 17th - 10:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Aug 18th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Aug 18th - 10:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$71 - $82

Bill Burr @ Fenway Park

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Aug 21st - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated

Steve Hofstetter

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 3rd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $100

Donnell Rawlings

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Sep 4th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $35

Tony Baker

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Sep 11th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $42

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes: Who Do I Think I Am? Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 16th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39.50 - $139.50

SIBLING RIVALRY: Starring Bob and Monét

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Sep 22nd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$42 - $102

Christopher Titus

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

Andy Borowitz: The Profiles in Ignorance Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Sep 28th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$60.50 - $176

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Search for Life in the Universe

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Sep 29th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$70 - $252

Tom Papa

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 1st - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$29 - $39

Preacher Lawson

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

Billy Bragg

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 8th - 8:00PM
Openers: Alice Phoebe Lou
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$50 - $75

Corey Holcomb

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Oct 9th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $50

Nurse Blake: The PTO Comedy Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Oct 12th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Oct 13th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$58 - $68

Rob Schneider

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 21st - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $77

Steve Vai: Inviolate Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Nov 3rd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$47 - $1565

Richard Marx

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Nov 6th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $65

Maz Jobrani

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Nov 11th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $102

The Sixties Show

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 12th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $55

Bob Marley Comedian

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Dec 29th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$44.50

Sinbad

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jan 13th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39

Eric Johnson’s Treasure Tour (2023)

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Sep 28th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $65

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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    We played ‘Certainty’ on the @latelateshow. You can watch it at the link below. https://t.co/gDPeNzP8Wo https://t.co/sVHphSXscS

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    We're excited to share the original voice memo of Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You. It's available on… https://t.co/xRPpnxeP7h

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    Show announcement. Feeling very giddy about playing Australia & New Zealand in November of this year :) can’t wait… https://t.co/xDEBzbeoHY

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    Also, we're going on tour through N. America, then heading back to UK/Europe in June. We are honored and grateful… https://t.co/Tz6FuyaXCe

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    Our house show concert is out now. There are three more premiere options for different time zones today, and you ca… https://t.co/CWAJ3NgSYc

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