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Wild Child

Wild Child Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 100,252
Category Indie, Indie Folk, Indie Pop
Concerts
May
08
Blueberry Hill
St Louis
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May
09
Slowdown
Omaha
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May
10
Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis
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May
11
Thalia Hall
Chicago
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May
13
The Loving Touch
Ferndale
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May
15
9:30 Club
Washington
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May
16
Levon Helm Studios
Woodstock
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May
17
Paradise Rock Club
Boston
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May
18
Ardmore Music Hall
Ardmore
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May
20
Cat's Cradle
Carrboro
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May
21
The Loft
Atlanta
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May
22
The Basement East
Nashville
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About Wild Child
Wild Child won't settle. For seven years now the Austin-based ensemble has carried its infectious blend of indie-pop and infectious melodies across the international music scene, charting viral hits and wrapping their arms around a diverse and dedicated fan base. But earlier this year when the band set out to make their fourth studio album, they found they had their hands full: After half a decade of maturation, the group had grown beyond its traditional writing and recording process. “We had too many ideas for how we wanted to make this record” says Kelsey Wilson, the group’s lead vocalist and violinist. She shrugs. “So we said, ‘Why not just do all of them?’” The group realized this offered an exciting opportunity to make a kind of record bands rarely get right: To take a new, multispectral approach to writing and recording that went beyond simply trying to engineer success. The band made a list of their favorite musicians who were also great producers in their own right — choosing ones they thought would shine a new and unique light on specific compositions — and then Wild Child set about chasing their album from studio to studio all over the world, never saying no to an idea. The result — the band’s fourth album, Expectations — is Wild Child’s most creative, colorful and intellectually engaging album to date. Now a seven-piece pop mini-orchestra (Wilson on violin and vocals; Alexander Beggins on ukulele and vocals; Sadie Wolfe on cello; Matt Bradshaw on keyboards, trumpet, and harmonica; Tom Myers on drums; Cody Ackors on guitar and trombone; and Tyler Osmond on bass), Wild Child formed in 2010 when the group's core duo of Wilson and Beggins wrote and released their first album, Pillow Talk. Wild Child shaped their last record, Fools, in the shadows of more than one failed love, and Expectations, as the title suggests, is a continuation of that personal experience into an awakening. Wilson and Beggins, whose voices fit each other as naturally as any family act, pushed their boundaries as writers, drawing freely from the stories they've lived as well as the artists around the world that have inspired their growth. Their rate of output over that last year got them thinking differently about producing, focusing on one track at a time. “We’ve always focused on the record as a whole. We wanted to think about each track as it’s own piece- but somehow it all fits together” Wilson says of the approach. That route took them around the world — from Chris Walla's (Death Cab For Cutie) studio in Tromsø, Norway, where the Northern Lights are the brightest in the world, to a home-built warehouse studio on the outskirts of Philadelphia, where Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken picked up the bass and “joined the band for a week,” arranging harmonies and sharing living and recording space. Back in Wimberley, Texas, Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit) set up a makeshift studio in Kelsey Wilson’s beloved childhood home — abandoned since the floods of 2015 — where they found the muses were eager to resurface. The group also tapped the talents of frequent tour mate Chris Boosahda (Shakey Graves), Atlantic Records recording artist Max Frost, and Grammy-winning producer Adrian Quesada (Groupo Fantasma, Brown Sabbath, Spanish Gold). The result is a theater of possibilities, with arrangements that reflect the range of tastes of the producers, from scruffy lo-fi tape hiss, to smoothed out precision-cut electronic pop sounds. Smartly, the album avoids defining itself and kicks off with a child’s voice telling Alexander Beggins, "Don't think that way." The track that follows (called "Alex") is a hook-spangled opener which in its three breezy minutes builds from a single ukulele to a lush and playful arrangement reminiscent of Beirut. The record almost immediately settles in to find the band at its most expansive. Songs like "My Town" and the deep-breathing "Eggshells" stretch the spaces between beats like a Chinese finger/time trap. They stop for more than one layover in Detroit, with "Back and Forth" evoking the horn charts of Arthur Conley and Jackie Wilson (or even Jens Lekman), and "Think It Over" throws an unexpected nod to Sly and the Family Stone. The closing track, “Goodbye, Goodnight,” is also the first the group recorded, and the one they believe best epitomizes the journey of making this album. At first, Scott McMicken’s production caught the band off-guard: He slowed the waltz down to the tempo of a dirge — or a dirge with the levity of a waltz — and built the track up at an almost excruciatingly slow pace that in the end gives you what you want from it, but only gives it to you once. “At first we were all just trying to understand where he was coming from,” Wilson says with a laugh. “And it took us a while to get there, but the arrangement works out so well — with what the song is about and how we felt when we wrote it — that it ended up being one of my favorite songs on the record.” And the more you listen to Expectations, the more the many worlds of this project begin to cohere around you. After all, one of the great joys of traveling the world is discovering surprising connections: A skyscraper in Barcelona reminds you of a spire in the Utah desert; the Northern Lights in the Norwegian sky look like an oil slick on the Philadelphia pavement. Expectations, an album which can by turns be bitter, wistful, angry, and flirtatious, is rich with these surprising rhymes across the record. “We’re all growing and changing and learning new tricks,” Beggins says. Wilson responds, “Yeah, there’s no right or wrong way to do anything.” Her own record, though, is proof she’s wrong.
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Genres
Indie, Indie Folk, Indie Pop
Band members
Alexander Beggins, Kelsey Wilson
Photos
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What fans are saying
CIEL
5 / 5
Wow! What a great show. So entertaining and Kelsey exuded so much positive energy.
Louisville Street Faire Louisville, CO
Jun 24, 2019
Dewey
5 / 5
Love this band! SOOOOOO happy to hear they are working on a new album!
04 Center Austin, TX
Dec 11, 2022
Matt
5 / 5
Couldn't have been better...my wife hugged Kelsey and we had drinks with the band
Neumos Seattle, WA
Nov 26, 2019
Candice
4 / 5
Beautiful set—loved that it was acoustic. Wild Child always brings it ❤️
Swallow Hill Music Association Denver, CO
May 12, 2019
ktkarnie
5 / 5
One of the best shows I’ve been to in a minute!
The Heights Theater Houston, TX
Jan 22, 2023
Maddie
5 / 5
one of my all time favorite bands. another incredible show
Soda Bar San Diego, CA
Aug 22, 2019
Jason
5 / 5
WC has such incredible stage presence! concert was stellar 🙏🏻
Trees Dallas, TX
Feb 09, 2018
Paige
4 / 5
So much fun! Such a down to earth performance.
Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
May 13, 2023
Chen
5 / 5
Love the high energy from this talented band!
A&R Music Bar Columbus, OH
Jun 24, 2019
Ella
5 / 5
Always a great show when they play LA
Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
Mar 13, 2019
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Wild Child Tour Cities
Atlanta, GA Minneapolis, MN St. Louis, MO Ferndale, MI Washington City, DC Nashville, TN Boston, MA Chicago, IL Woodstock, NY Carrboro, NC Omaha, NE Ardmore, PA

Frequently Asked Questions About Wild Child

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Wild Child on tour?

Yes, Wild Child is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Wild Child concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Wild Child tour is scheduled for 12 dates across 12 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Wild Child scheduled to play?

Wild Child is scheduled to play 12 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Wild Child tour start?

Wild Child’s tour starts May 08, 2024 and ends on May 22, 2024. They will play 12 cities; their most recent concert was held in St Louis at Blueberry Hill and their next upcoming concert will be in Minneapolis at Cedar Cultural Center.

What venues is Wild Child performing at?

As part of the Wild Child tour, Wild Child is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 08 - St Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
May 09 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
May 10 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
May 11 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
May 13 - Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
May 15 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 16 - Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios
May 17 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 18 - Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall
May 20 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
May 21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
May 22 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
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