live wilco archive


This archive was created by members of Wilco’s ViaChicago fan community to make the band’s live shows more accessible to fans. All content below has been posted in good faith, in accordance with the band’s policy: “Wilco supports the free trading of live recordings for non-commercial purposes.”

Most of the files in this archive are encoded in a “lossless” format (FLAC, SHN). Lossless encoding is not as user-friendly as MP3s, but the quality is much better. Click here for more information on downloading, converting, and burning FLAC, SHN, and DVD files.

Many thanks go to ViaChicago members Analogman, Gogo, AricAndover, Carsten, Leslie Hapablap, Sammy, and many others. This archive would not exist without the hard work and support of these generous people.

And don’t forget to buy any Wilco-related recordings and merchandise that you can get your hands on; these are great people with big hearts who love to give, so please don’t just take from them.

Click here to access the Wilco Archive.

127 Responses to “live wilco archive”

  1. Jeremy says:

    Still searching for 8/5/15 at the Greek Theater in LA.

    I was at the show, it was a great show (they all are, but I’ve seen wilco many times and have to say that was my fave)….. I went while my dad was dying in the hospital and almost skipped it because I was just worn out – and it ended up being a beautiful, life affirming night. Also just love that era on the band. I have a 5 TB archive of live recordings ive been collecting since 1987, and am willing to trade whatever. Most of the wilco stuff I have is already on here.

    Love the site and thank you to all who contribute.

  2. Jesse says:

    Looking for any quality copy of the mind-bending show Wilco played at Massey Hall in Toronto on March 16th 2017!

  3. Jesse says:

    Looking for a record of Toronto Massey Hall 16-March 2017

    Anyone know where to find this?

  4. […] me point you to at The Owl and Bear [h/t Bacchus].  It’s got hours of taped concerts by Wilco and other bands, available online for free, usually in pristine sound quality.  Their weekly […]

  5. Nick Baron says:

    Does anyone know of a source for the Pittsburgh 4.11.10 show?

  6. Anonymous says:

    anyone have the last show in st paul / palace theater 11 17 2017? was there. amazing show. would love to have audio!

  7. nrgcreator says:

    anyone have a copy of the 10.9.2017 show in Asheville? I saw some mics in the air – i know its out there 🙂

  8. […] that you would all enjoy hearing it as well. The show download itself is sourced from the great Wilco Archive maintained by Owl and Bear, and if you haven't visited this incredible Wilco resource yet, I highly […]

  9. Christopher Gibson says:

    Hey fellow Wilco fans,
    This site has been awesome for updating my live Wilco collection! I have added 4 of the 11 concerts that I personally attended. I already had two, and I know it’s a bit of a long shot, but this is probably one of the few places I can go for help, as other sites have directed me here. Does anyone have links to the following shows so I can complete my collection?

    07/29/02 – Omaha, NE/Sokol Auditorium
    10/28/07 – New Orleans, LA/Voodoo Fest
    04/25/09 – New Orleans, LA/JazzFest
    07/11/13 – Peoria, IL/Peoria Civic Center
    02/26/17 – Chicago, IL/Chicago Theatre (I know there were other shows from this Winterlude released in the Road Case, but I’d like this specific show.)

    Chris G.

  10. Chris G. says:

    I’m going on two decades of listening to Wilco, saw them for the first time at Farm Aid ’98. I’ve seen Jeff, John, and the gang in many forms several times, but I’m missing a few shows, and I’m wondering if anyone can help me out. This site is an awesome spot, I upgraded a few of my mp3 shows to flac, and I’m loving it1

    Here are the ones that I attended that I’m missing:

    10/28/07 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Fest/City Park
    04/25/09 – New Orleans, LA – Jazzfest/Fair Grounds Race Course
    07/11013 – Peoria, IL – Americanarama/Civic Center
    07/29/02 – Omaha, NE – YHF Tour/Sokol Auditorium
    02/26/17 – Chicago, IL – Winterlude/Chicago Theatre (I know two of the other shows from this series have been released as road cases, but I can’t find the show I attended.)

    I also collect posters, so if anyone can help me out with finding any of those, that would be awesome too!

    Spring Tour 2009 by Kevin Tong (Including Jazzfest Show)
    Fall Tour 2007 (Including Voodoo Show)
    Spring 2008 Tour & Tipitina’s by Matthew Pfahlert
    Jeff Tweedy Solo, Austin, TX by Dirk Fowler
    Summer 2002
    Americanarama Peoria, IL

    Thanks everyone, and keep enjoying the awesome music!

  11. Aaron says:

    Looking for Rockford 6-14-17. I didn’t spot any tapers, and the venue seemed rather strict, but I have to at least ask. 😉

  12. Aaron says:

    If anyone happened to get a recording of the 6/14/2017 show in Rockford, Illinois please let me know. 🙂 thanks!!!

  13. samberko says:

    Does anyone have the audio from the Beacon Theatre shows, specifically the one from 3/19/17?

  14. samberko says:

    Does anyone have the Beacon Theatre shows, specifically the one from 3/19/17?

  15. Larry McKay says:

    Did anybody record the Mar 14, 2017 concert in Kalamazoo, MI?

    • Dave-o says:

      I would love a copy of this too. I’ve been waiting for a Roadcase, but it doesn’t look like that will be happening… Anyone have a copy?

  16. Diego says:

    Hi, does anyone have the audio from the show in Buenos Aires? It was on october 15th, 2016. In the archive I found the show in Brazil, which was one day later. Thanks!

  17. Rob says:

    Anybody get the Hall’s Island, Minneapolis show 8-20-16? I know the Current was livestreaming it. I was there, but Id love a recording to remember it by.

  18. Matt says:

    Anyone have a copy of the June 2016 Philly show at the Mann Center? Was fantastic.

  19. Dusty says:

    Looking for 1/25/16 show, Pittsburgh
    I was there and I NEED that show…
    Much thanks to anyone who can track it down!

  20. Joe says:

    A peak performance of this line-up.

    Does anyone know of FLAC Audio source??

  21. hey! does anybody have one of the shows from UTAH this year? the one where they ply all of star wars and then spiders as it’s own encore. SWEET. lemme know 🙂

  22. Payton says:

    Hey does anyone have a copy of Wilco at the Basilica Block Party 2015 In Minnesota. I would mean a great deal to me!

  23. John C. Link says:

    Looking for any audio or video files of the performance from the Pitchfork Fest? It was live streamed & it’s already up on dime (I have no account) & being seeded etc., so I know it’s out there & will surface…
    Just looking to get it soonerer than laterer… FYI- for anyone who missed it…they did an incredible performance of the complete amazing new album “Star Wars” to lead off the show!!!!

  24. Don says:

    Does anyone have the 05-05-2015 show in Cincinnati?

  25. Don says:

    Does anyone have the Cinco de Mayo recording in Cincy from this year?

  26. KC says:

    Did anyone get a bootleg from Kansas City on Wednesday night?

    • got it says:

      mine going on etree soon. there were two recordings made by hobbyist on TEAM KANSASOURI.

      • got it says:

        …what it is…

        Crossroads KC
        Kansas City, MO

        Source: Microtech Gefell m200 > Grace Designs V3 > Edirol R-44
        Location: FOB / Right of Center / 10 ft. high
        Lineage: Lineage: Reaper > CDWave > .Flac > Live Show Tagger
        Taped by: Michael B Lindsey (walbo [AT] hotmail [dot] com)
        Transferred by: Michael B Lindsey (walbo [AT] hotmail [dot] com)

        Recorded @ 24/48
        Seeded @ 24/48

        Set 1

        01. Via Chicago
        02. Handshake Drugs
        03. Kamera
        04. Company in My Back
        05. Art or Almost
        06. I Am Trying to Break your Heart
        07. One Wing
        08. Panthers
        09. Hummingbird
        10. Secret of the Sea *
        11. Heavy Metal Drummer
        12. I’m the Man Who Loves you
        13. Sunken Treasure
        14. Jesus, Etc.
        15. Born Alone
        16. Impossible Germany
        17. New Madrid **
        18. Forget the Flowers
        19. California Stars ***
        20. Box Full of Letters
        21. Dawned on Me
        22. A Shot in the Arm
        23. Crowd chatter
        24. True Love Will Find You in the End
        25. War on War
        26. Hesitating Beauty *
        27. Give Back the Key to My Heart ****
        28. Misunderstood

        * Words by Woodie Guthrie
        ** Uncle Tupelo cover
        *** Words by Woodie Guthrie. w/Steve Gunn & Band
        **** Douglas Wayne Sahm cover

        Taper Notes:
        R.I.P. Douglas Wayne Sahm, an 11 y/o that played with Hank Sr. is a hero
        by any standards.

        The encore was played acoustically and the gain has been increased post
        edit (a lot). A happy crowd clapping clips.
        The official set list has 3 additional songs not played,
        presumably due to the impending storm with lightning visible from the venue.
        Songs not played after track #22 are: Kingpin, Monday, & Outtasite. From the
        pic of official setlist, these appear to be first encore songs, with the
        encore here being second encore songs. Or, maybe Wilco just had a choice
        of encores to pick from. Either way, big thanks to the band for a great
        show and for permitting the audience to record and share the memories!

          • got it says:

            for the record, it’s not really “a bootleg” if the artist’s policy supports audience recording and no one is making a profit off of the fruits of this strange hobby some of us invest a lot of time and money in – taping is a labor of love. “bootleg” just implies “illegal”, “stolen”, or “unauthorized” to many in the masses. there are some a-holes that do sell these things, and they deserve all the bad karma they get.

            call anything, but a “bootleg” 🙂


  27. Jacob says:


    Just was at Red Rocks last night. Can anyone get me a copy of the show. I would NEVER even ask about something this soon, but my fiancee and I were there and it was the best show I’ve ever seen, and we are getting married on July 31st. It was very romantic and I’d love to give her a copy for the wedding present…. Any help is appreciated. And thanks for loving such a great band and group of guys!

  28. Luke says:

    Give it a second, the tapers might not have even gotten home yet, let alone started uploading their recordings.

  29. Chris says:

    Solid Sound 2015? Come on… I saw you bootleggers.

  30. Andy says:

    Does anyone have a bootleg of the May 1 2015 show in St. Augustine?

  31. Kid Charlemagne says:

    still looking for 2003-06-27 Central Park, NYC.

    is this available?

    as always the time and efforts in spreading the music far and wide is highly appreciated.

    much mahalo

  32. luke says:

    How do I download these shows all at once, rather than one file at a time? I’m using Safari if that helps.

  33. John OConnor says:

    Does anyone know if the Winter Residency shows from Chicago in December 2014 are going to be released? Anyone have a bootleg? Desperate to find a copy from Dec. 11, 2014 specifically.


  34. […] with it [the concerts], they can have it.” Thankfully there are still bands around today like Wilco that fully embrace fans recording their […]

  35. Karen Brown says:

    Where can I find Wilco from Lockn Live 9/72014? I will pay for it!!! please! 🙂

  36. Anonymous says:

    we need all the summer 2013 cover songs

  37. Matt Y says:

    Hello people. This is an amazing list of shows. However, I’m looking for the September 17th 2011 show at Massey Hall in Toronto. I have looked EVERYWHERE! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  38. Gree says:

    Great Set the other Night, guys (ATL). I’m squinting, which is followed by an unstoppable Smile. The simple thought that, each stop on your Tour, may actually have a different set list is, So wittily American to Me that. Well, I hope that your all enjoying it. I know that I will be, for years. The collaberative efforts with Mr. Weir, simply amaze One. I don’t think that Two Decks and a prepping JD, would have a chance, at the technique, tnere utilized. I’m sitting on it, Guys. Acually, what I’m thinking might grant you Months of Concentrated, play, Is Mixing the whole Tour, down. In it’s aftermath, it seems like a challenging One to Close. A tripple live (or two double’s) is Not a all beyond my comprehension, given the years of material, ln hand. The Collaberative spirit, sets such a Free and Open Terrain, that… With Songs, actually written On The Road, the nearly unescapable truth that, each song on the the band’s first l.p. ,AM actually Could, and in my opinion did (to the individual) hit the Number. That is the # 0ne on this thing that, that eye here, Is called the Billboard, or turn it, Maybe it was the Map, or Chart, if I can figure it out, here. Hold on, Give “another minute” and We’ll get back to you on that..Yet, with the possibility or prospect of NUNSUCH releasing a… Oh, Wait – hey, there it Is.. O.K. guys, to Quadroople One, is a thought. Either and all of these thought’s do weigh (daily perspective, Irony, Wit, the freedom Once felt by Dropping all that, a certaint set list, and.. Just Playing your Collection to the States. These Collaberative in roads, I’m keeping to myself, as I personally (and unfortunately) got caught up with… Well, it’s a long story but I missed the fucking Show! Dam it, I tossed my hat halway across the street, in such futile anger, over that. However, I did (soon after) get to hear – the prefomance, flat on my back, in bed. And thanks to a freind, it spun in the Strait Order of a 5 disc, C.d. changer, all evening, as I lay content in bed, with said friends dog, whom a one point, even gave me a loving Nip on the Nose. Well, my point is, I’m not one to miss shows, yet People Do Get Caught Up At Work, So. Whichever way that you guys decide to tackle this, I’m sure that their are Thousands of Us, still out here, with a Yet To Hear It. An Official Release, by 2014, would be, for Us, well Worth thw Wait. Now you Caught Me, though. You Caught Me thinking. Now look Mr. Tweedy, I know this may sound a touch far fetched, at the Moment. However, could you Cats actually pull off a Polvo cover by the end of this, Is a thought. Personally, I enjoy every peice that Wilco has ever released, and I understand that, it is a lot to cover. Lyrically though (with collaberation, such as exibited in ATL), I’m not saying a Downtown Deadication, but.. One of dem tunes could just Spin in out on NOWHERE, and Arc itself, just off kilter, just about any of your, truley delectable, Jams (even a tune in progress, for that Matter. Any Who, I’ll let you Guys and Gals off the hook, and back into your Own thoughtful imagination, there. If, however. If you are ever Driving into the Free and fine City of Pittsburgh, I implore you (too LOAD) a camera to the roof of your vehicle and Ask One of Us. Simply ask us How drive into the City, from behind Mount Washington. It’s a cool little thing. I beleive that Zeppelin “Did It” in The Song Remains The Same, and.. Well, thank you so much for the Brilliant set Put fourth to ATL, and I/we look forward, to that. Your next L.P:, with the utmost respect, concerning how “Relaxing” a time, that it Takes to write One. With that in Mind, good night and best wishes on the rest of the Tour.. It was so fucking cool, Our thank you. From: Gree (right off the top of his precocious mind) …
    ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR TOUR, We love to watch you Strut.

  39. Rob says:

    Any shows circulating of these Summer 2013 shows with Bob Weir guesting?

  40. kevin says:

    anyone know where to find a boot of the june 22 2012 show at red rocks?!


  41. Paul says:

    Track 21 (I´m The Man Who Loves You) of tweedy 20080903 (Jeff Tweedy, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Auditorio de Palma, September 3, 2008) is defective. Does anybody have this? Thanks.

  42. Wm. says:

    Great site! How I never happened upon this archive before I do not know.

  43. Anonymous says:

    I know this is pretty soon afterwards, but does anyone have a recording from the Wolf Trap show on 7/17/12? It was my first time seeing them live and would love to have a copy.

  44. Tina says:

    Anybody got 5/11/12 Birmingham sloss furnace? Unreal show

  45. Jay says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for hosting this site as well as to the tapers for recording the shows. I’ve only recently gotten into Wilco, but I saw them this month in Tampa and I’m now completely addicted.

  46. Quora says:

    What Wilco album should I listen to next?…

    I will roll slightly off and take some liberties.  My recommendation is to head over to – search “Wilco” or and begin to download/listen to shows (recent, past, distant past). With Nels, …

  47. unknown says:

    its about time for some new recordings

  48. jestoon says:

    Hi, This site is great! If anyone has shows from early 1996, could you please upload them? Thanks! (ive always wanted to hear what the “being there” tour would’ve sounded like with Max in the band)

  49. paul says:

    hey there!
    wilco from the rolling stone weekender 2011.

    nice video!

  50. John Dickinson says:

    Thank you, everyone, for a fantastic resource. I saw the guys recently (October 11th) at The Colston Hall in Bristol in the UK… they were, as you’d expect, brilliant!

    It’s great to have access to these live recordings … I downloaded the gig recorded on 07-13-09 at Keyspan Park – Brooklyn, NY … after reading that it had been available on the band’s site for a while. It is great (I’m enjoying it a lot) but can anyone help me find ‘Via Chicago’ (it wasn’t played at that particular gig) … I loved the live version I heard in Bristol and would like to have an MP3 of it from somewhere else … but the filenames are a little impenetrable!!

    By the way … I went to look for a t-shirt but none are available … Let me know when they are again and I’ll certainly buy one to show my gratitude!

    Thanks again


  51. Anonymous says:

    Hi all has downloads of Wilco 22/9/11 MP3’s & Flac on request & 23/9/11 MP’3s & Flacs available now. are streaming the 23/9/11 show (not full show)…


  52. […] Tupelo: I’ve posted a couple of shows and Owl and the Bear has a couple […]

  53. TaterBones says:

    Sasquatch 2011: Wilco, Live In Concert
    Download link here:
    MP3 CBR 128kbps

  54. Carlos says:

    May I add my plea to Alfonso’s above?
    I admit I don’t much use the gym and only run if someone is chasing me, I listen to Wilco everywhere! And I’d give an arm and a leg to be able to listen to this by other means than my ancient computer’s crappy speakers… Plus, with my crappy connection, I’ve yet to listen to the whole show; I usually make it to the 30 min. mark and then something weird happens and that’s all she wrote…
    My address:

    I do hope we are not breaking any rules with all this shameless begging!

    Thanks in advance, best regards and thanks again to those responsible for this awesome page!


  55. Alfonso says:

    Hello there, I´m a big Wilco fan from Spain. Does anybody knows where can I download the Sasquatch show that NPR made available only for a day? I know the stream is avalaible, but I´m not interested in it, I really NEED to have this in my ipod (Wilco shows are the best soundtracks to gym and running!). Thanks in advance and congratulations for this web, a real Shangri-La for the Wilco fanatics!
    PS: If it´s not allowed to put a link and someone is so nice, please send me to my email
    You really do me a great favour!

  56. kevin says:

    listening to sasquatch at the moment thanks for the heads up cheers

  57. Truegeordie says:


    http://WWW.NPR.ORG – Download and streaming – Wilco live 2 hour show from “Sasquatch” 31 May 2011!



    • Carlos says:

      Thanks for the heads-up, but I can’t find any way to download the show, and playback freezes after 30 min or so in my computer… Does anybody know where it can be downloaded? What I heard sounded freakin’ awesome!!

      • Truegeordie says:


        Looks like NPR only had the lossy download up for a day or two..Sorry about the bum steer..You should still be able to stream tho, I haven’t had any probs.



  58. davis calhoun says:

    Can someone please post their ideas for TOP 10 shows on this page? Wilco, JT, etc. I kinda just want to collect the best sounding shows from different eras. Or if they aren't the greatest quality but have other elements that make them stand out, that'd be nice to know what people think, too.


  59. George says:

    Can somebody explain how to download a show from this site onto my mac? I'm just starting.. thank you

  60. winterland121072 says:

    Thanks for site…anyone have the madison 20 February 2010 web version?

  61. eggman says:

    Thank you for his amazing resource. Unfortunately, the link to Wilco's June 17, 2007 Bonnaroo Webcast Video is broken.

  62. Tom says:

    Thanks for this! Brilliant. Have been thoroughly enjoying the YHF demos.

  63. Dave says:

    Oops, sorry for not saying thanks for a great site too. Amazing job!!!

  64. Dave says:

    Just wondering if anyone has ever come across a recording of July 19th, 2009 at Artpark, Lewiston NY. It was a great show.


  65. Tal says:

    Thanks for this terrific site. It is a wonderful resource and it is greatly appreciated. It is wonderous.

  66. Sudsman says:

    BTW, how rude of me just to come barging in here without saying thank you for the awesome site!! Really a fabulous resource for Wilco junkies.

    Now if only someone had a recording of the show I was at in Fargo in May 2008! 🙂

  67. Sudsman says:

    A bit of clarity/correction to one of the above compilations/demos:

    The "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Unknown Studio Session" is interesting, but doesn't appear to be from YHF sessions at all. It sounds totally like a a pre-show soundcheck.

    Also, the two "unknown" cuts are:

    Track 1: "Wishful Thinking" – which makes me doubt it's from 2000-01 as theorized in the notes. This song didn't come out until "A Ghost Is Born" (2004) and according to WilcoBase was never performed live until 2004. Then again, stranger things have happened…and this IS Wilco. "Spiders (Kidsmoke)" from A Ghost Is Born was first done in 2001, so this could have been an early working version of "Wishful Thinking" also. Plus, "Ashes of American Flags" is referred to on mic as its early working title, "Cash Machine."

    Track 7 is the classic "Sunken Treasure" from Being There (1996).

    I wish I could shed more light on this, but only the person who posted it would know where it came from. Anyway, as I said, I'm pretty sure it's really just a soundcheck.

  68. Wirralgir1 says:

    Thanks for all the work that's gone into this amazing resource 🙂

  69. chrispaz says:

    Great site for a great band. I don’t suppose there is a recording of their show at The Troxy in London, August 2009? I was there and it was incredible, and i’d love to be able to commemorate it with a recording.

  70. peterwillloveyoubaby says:

    does anybody have a decent quality recording of the original poor places song?

    it was great in the I Am Trying To Break Your Heart film

    thanks, bromosapiens

  71. Aaron says:

    I live in Illinois just outside of Belleville. I have been a Wilco fan since Being There and Mermaid Aves. I have never missed them when they come to St.Louis. I have also seen them in Madison WI and I just flew to Savannah GA on March 25 2010 to see this tour. I would greatly appreciate any recording of that show. I took my brother who lives in Savannah and he had never heard of Wilco and he fell in love with there music and I would love to send him a copy. Thanks and thank you for having such a great site. I have bought all there cds and movies but nothing beats a live recording of a show you were at. Many thanks again and keep up the great work.


  72. Jill says:

    Does anyone know a Wilco show where they covered "Mr. Soul"? Many thanks.

  73. Adam says:

    Putting up this website should earn you a good seat in Heaven.



  74. Wyld Stallion says:

    The show has not appeared yet. A lot of shows from this past tour have not appeared.

  75. Wilco-oh-oh says:

    can someone help me obtain 4.10.2010 (Phila Electric factory)

  76. mike g says:

    this site is great. been a wilco fan since the beginning. cant wait to see them live

  77. Brent says:

    Awesome website!

    Does anybody have Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium (Portland OR 2010) show for download?

    Please post…was at the show and love the version of Sunken Treasure!

  78. Ed Von Face says:

    Love this site…

    Wilco & Tweedy have inspired me to write again.

    I've been writing & recording instrumentals for the past 3 years.

    Since diving into Tweedyville….

    The lyrics are flowing again…

    I even went back to songs written 15 – 20 years ago & re-did them.

    Thanks again!

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