Wilco announced that its Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA will not be held this year but will return June 21-23, 2013.
The Chicago-based alt-rock band will perform at the museum, in North Adams, Mass., this summer in a special concert to benefit MASS MoCA. The exact date of the benefit concert will be announced shortly.
“The Festival is dearly loved by all of us — from the band to the staff who organize and execute it — so the decision to take 2012 off was not an easy one,” festival co-organizer and Wilco manager Tony Margherita said in a press statement.
Margherita said that the release of the band’s latest album “The Whole Love” on Wilco’s own newly launched label, as well as the band’s touring schedule created the need for a one-year hiatus from the three-day music and arts festival.
“We also understand the financial impact that taking the year off will have on MASS MoCA, our incredible host and not-for-profit partner in the festival,” Margherita said. “It is our hope and intention that this summer’s benefit concert will lessen that impact and present Wilco with another opportunity to bring our fans to a place that is very dear to us.”
The lineup and ticket information for Solid Sound 2013 will be announced in the coming months. For more information, visit solidsoundfestival.com.