Interested in Wilco tickets? No—we're not giving any away, unfortunately. But here's the scoop for pre-sale, before they become available on ticketmaster and all the fuckers who'll re-sell 'em get a chance:

*Presale tickets available Fri. 10/16/09 from 10AM to 5PM*
Buy tickets before the general public at the PCPA Box Office or online.

Tickets are $35.00 plus service charges. Limited seats are available for this offer.
For online purchases, use box marked "Promotions & Special Offers" with password.
Use password "PCPA" to access presale tickets.

And, just in case anyone is thinking of my recent rant on high ticket prices for the Monsters of Folk tour—because Lord knows I am—let me share a few things.

First, $35+ an eight-dollar service charge for the cheap seats is still a lot of money. And the Schnitz is not the ideal place for a rock show—something more serene like Sigur Ros I understand. But for my money, Wilco is a better bet for winging the most out of your dollars. They play long shows. They have all kinds of back catalog. They're border-line road dogs with tons of experience in large, impersonal venues. Hell, their sound, solid as a rock, is practically arena-ready. Come to think of it, it wouldn't be hard to picture the Chicago group playing in a place like Memorial Coliseum sometime down the line and doing a fine job at it.

Oh yeah—and Grizzly Bear are opening.