Reuters has a lengthy column up on and their new album, Sky Blue Sky. Here’s a little snippet I enjoyed…

The bulk of ‘Sky Blue Sky’ was tested on the road, where has thrived since the start of the decade. The group, which permits to tape its shows and frequently streams concerts for free on its Web site, has grossed nearly $8 million from 117 shows reported to Boxscore since 2000. A 2005 album, “Kicking ,” has sold 114,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“The that separates Wilco from a lot of bands is that they can play in a lot of markets and do good business,” manager Tony Margherita says. “They can go to Little Rock, Ark., Indianapolis, you name it. They have played in a lot of places that other people don’t go to, and many of them repeatedly. That’s something we’ve really concentrated on in the last few years.”

Wilco frontman Tweedy gets intimate with new album [Reuters]

It’s not that the markets just naturally support either; it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of revisiting to build up that fan base. is simply reaping the benefits whenever they return. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

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