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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

The sleeve tells you so much about the process. It’s a picture of a lone figure. Suited up and immersed in interplanetary protective gear, he walks out across unmapped te

The sleeve tells you so much about the process. It’s a picture of a lone figure. Suited up and immersed in interplanetary protective gear, he walks out across unmapped terrain. In the distance, a mountain range towers over the roughly gridded sand he’s striding. This is very much a solo mission – giant steps into the unknown. Inside the helmet, there’s all the uncertainty and madness that such a pursuit brings.

That sleeve (designed, as ever, with Mark Farrow), comes wrapped around And Nothing Hurt –  Spiritualized’s eighth album, the follow up to 2012’s Sweet Heart, Sweet Light. From the opening lullaby of A Perfect Miracle through to the fading Morse Code at the close of Sail on Through, it painstakingly wraps layer upon layer of gloriously transcendent sound together to create a mesmerizing and cinematic collection of songs.

There are points – the thunderous climax of On the Sunshine; the spectral waltz of The Prize; the towering guitar solo on I’m Your Man – where the waves of blissful noise are almost overwhelming, where one can imagine the studio’s speakers vibrating themselves off of the walls. Which is an incredible feat when you discover that the album was conceived and recorded almost entirely by one man – Jason Pierce, AKA J.Spaceman – in an upstairs room in his east London home. Sat in an edit suite in Whitechapel a month or so after finishing recording, Jason talks honestly about the painstaking, frustrating process of creating And Nothing Hurt.

“Making this record on my own sent me more mad than anything I’ve done before. We’d been playing these big shows and I really wanted to capture that sound we were making but, without the funds to do, I had to find a way to work within the constraints of what money I had. So I bought a laptop and made it all in a little room in my house.”

Whereas bedroom recording is commonplace for a generation of musicians who’ve grown up with horizon-expanding tech, Spiritualized have long used the studio as they would an extra member of the band – as a vital building block in the construction of some of the most cherished records of the modern era. This time would be very different. With no grounding in digital recording, Jason had to learn everything from scratch.

“The biggest thing for me was to try to make it sound like a studio session. There are bits that I went to a studio to record – mainly drums and percussion. I mean, there’s no way I’m going to get timpani up my stairs. When I came to terms with how I was going to make the record, I assumed it was going to sound like Lee Perry – all flying in from different angles; all extraordinary and not hi-tech in construction. But I was new to it all, I didn’t have all the short cuts people use when they’re making records – I just sat there for weeks… for months… moving every level up bit by bit just to try to get the sounds right.”

For the listener, the nine tracks on And Nothing Hurt effortlessly replicate the scale and power of Spiritualized’s previous releases, whether it’s the sonic blowback of On the Sunshine, the last dime in the jukebox love letter of Let’s Dance or the swell of an imaginary orchestra that seems to lift Damaged towards the heavens as it plays out.

“With a bit of trial and lot of error, I found ways of doing something that’s quite simple, if you’ve got the resources. I spent two weeks listening to classical records and strumming the chord that I wanted on my guitar. When I found something to match what I wanted, I’d sample that bit and go for the next chord and try to match that. It took weeks, trying to put together and layer convincing string sounds. But, if I’m honest, all I wanted was for someone to come and play the part and bring their own thing to the record.”

One of the biggest influences on the final sound of the record was a series of shows played in 2016 celebrating the (near) 20th anniversary of the band’s peerless 1997 release Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space. Those shows, played with a fifteen-piece orchestra and a gospel choir, forced Jason to revisit songs that he’d already been working on for years.

“Part of the reason for doing those gigs was to inform the songs I’d been working on. Trying to sing convincingly in a little room at home was really difficult. The big shows helped remind myself what it’s like to sing with that kind of backing. I can’t really describe it… when you’re singing with a choir behind you and there’s all this noise coming off the stage, you sing things very differently to how you would A) in a studio or B) sitting on your bed at home recording into a laptop.”

Lyrically, And Nothing Hurt touches on thoughts of passing time and acceptance of one’s age – never more beautifully than on Let’s Dance (‘The hour is getting late, they’re putting all the chairs away / they’ve got Big Star on the radio, they’ll let us stay’).  

“I didn’t want to be fighting against my age; it’s very much about acceptance. And not with any dissatisfaction either – I’m not raging against the inevitable. I spent a lot of time thinking about the way that the songs should hold together, trying to make the narratives make sense rather than just throwing together a couple of lines that rhymed. Let’s Dance was very much a ‘last orders’ kind of song, about grasping at the finality of that moment.”

During the making of And Nothing Hurt, Jason kept returning to the thought that this would be the last Spiritualized record – interviews over the last couple of years made it clear that the frustration of trying to replicate the sounds in his head whilst sat on his bed were proving too much. With the record finally finished and a new UK label (Bella Union – Fat Possum continue to release Spiritualized records in the States), does he feel the same way now?

“I was quite sincere about that and I still feel like it might be the case. It was such hard work. I found myself going crazy for so long. It’s not like there’s no coming back, I’m fine now… it’s just such a hard thing to do, to make a record like this on your own. It’s almost as if, if I’m not pushing myself to point of madness, it’s not going to be right. And I know it’s going to be like that every time. What’s the definition of madness? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I kind of do that. I think the biggest goal is to make something that’s worthy of all that time and effort. And the more time and effort, the bigger the goal. I knew I had to make something that was good enough that it should be made. And a massive positive about making the record is that we get to play it live. That’s always the most joyous thing; everyone gets to contribute to the sound, this amazing thing that seems to come right through the roof.”

If the last set of Spiritualized gigs helped set the course for how And Nothing Hurt now sounds – alternately intimate, hypnotic, cyclonic and downright spiritual – maybe… just maybe… this next set will encourage Jason to flip open the laptop to press record again. Here’s hoping.

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