Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Announces Solo Album, Tour

Solo debut forthcoming later this year

Wilco Jeff Tweedy Tour Announce New Solo Album
Jeff Tweedy at Bonnaroo 2013 PHOTO BY JASON MERRITT/GETTY IMAGES
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Colin Joyce

After taking some time away from Wilco for live collaborations and TV appearances, this summer, Jeff Tweedy's bringing new meaning to "dad rock." Though he's expressed confusion over the term in a SPIN interview, Tweedy announced today that he's launching a solo tour this summer leading up to his appearance at Newport Folk Festival, and that his son Spencer will be taking up drum duties. 

Accompanying the announcement of those dates is the news that Tweedy will be releasing his debut solo album, but aside from the fact that it'll come out later this year, details on that record are scarce. Tweedy and his son, along with guitarist Jim Elkington, bassist Darin Gray, and keyboardist Liam Cunningham, will be playing songs from that record across these 14 tour stops. Each show will also reportedly have a solo acoustic portion that will feature stripped down renditions of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo songs. Check out the full list of dates below.

Jeff Tweedy tour dates:
June 5 - Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple
June 6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Three Rivers Arts Festival
June 7 - Hunter Mountain, NY @ Mountain Jam
June 9 - Baltimore, MD @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
June 10 - Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
June 11 - Louisville, KY @ The Brown Theatre on Broadway
June 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
June 17 - Columbia, MO @ Missouri Theatre
June 18 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
June 21 - Austin, TX @ Texas Union Ballroom
June 22 - Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
June 24 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
July 4 - Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Fest
July 6 - Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Fest
July 12 - Chicago, IL @ Taste of Chicago
July 27 - Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival

 

 

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