Wilson to say goodbye with hometown show

Detroit rock band Wilson has announced an indefinite hiatus, but before hanging it up for the unforeseeable future, the band has planned one last party to say “Thank you, goodnight.” On Saturday, Dec. 28, the band will take both stages at the Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan, to play two sets.

“This show is a way of closing the book,” guitarist Jason Spencer said. “You know, every story comes to an end. We hope this night serves as a memorable way of closing out the past decade of relentless touring, roller coaster rides of events and an endless amount of memories. This isn’t for us, this is for all the friends we’ve made along the way who made Wilson more than a band.”

Set one will take place on the Crofoot Ballroom’s main stage, where the band will perform songs only from its latest release, “Tasty Nasty,” and its Detroit-centric, sophomore album, “Right to Rise.”

Set two will see Wilson climb upstairs to the Crofoot’s intimate 250-capacity Pike Room, where the band cut its teeth, to perform its debut record, “Full Blast Fuckery,” in its entirety.

The band has enlisted support from their friends and local favorites The Messenger BirdsRed Stone SoulsLadysse and Strange Magic.

Before the doors open to the general public that day, the Crofoot’s Vernors Room will be transformed into “Wilson’s House Of Fuckery,” where the band will curate a special pre-party for 100 fans.

There, the band will have a conversation with fans and give those in attendance a unique experience with a one-time look at items such as photo sets, music video design pieces and a slew of the bands past and present memories that will adorn the walls for fans to peruse and purchase in a silent auction, of which portions of the proceeds will be given to Metro Detroit’s South Oakland Shelter and The MusiCares Foundation. All tickets purchased for the pre-party will include a signed photo calendar plus a limited edition, commemorative VIP laminate.

Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 8, and will be available here.

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