NORTH ADAMS -- It's official. The city's favorite boys of summer, Wilco, will return with their Solid Sound music and arts festival at Mass MoCA in 2015.

The Chicago-based band announced the dates -- June 26 through 28, 2015 -- via the website, solidsoundfestival.com, and through its social media networks late Thursday afternoon.

"The city has really come to love our Solid Sound weekend and [is] so grateful to the band and Mass MoCA for this summertime experience," said North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright in a written statement.

"I am thrilled that Wilco has committed to a 2015 concert and we will once again be ready to welcome them with open arms," he said.

Via their Facebook page, Wilco posted, "We'll spend 2014 roaming the planet in search of inspiration, musical and otherwise, to help us make the 2015 edition the best SSF yet."

Mass MoCA Director Joseph Thompson said, "We can't wait for June 2015 to welcome Wilco and Solid Sound back."

He said the museum and concert venue in the meantime has a "terrific lineup of music," beginning with Grammy Award-winning reggae musician Burning Spear on Feb. 15; the rescheduled Body/Head featuring Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and guitarist Bill Nace on March 15; all-girl pop rockers Betty on March 22, and Phish founding member Mike Gordon on April 5. Thompson said Mass MoCA's summer music lineup will also be announced soon.


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To sign up for updates on Solid Sound, visit http://solidsoundfestival.com. For more on upcoming shows at Mass MoCA, visit massmoca.org.