Monday, May 19, 2014

Jeff Tweedy to Release Solo Album, Tour With New Band for North American Summer Tour


How's this for Monday Morning news?

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy will be releasing a solo album and touring North America with a new band this summer. The new band, you ask? Well.

It will feature "Tweedy’s 18-year old son Spencer Tweedy (The Blisters, Mavis Staples) on drums, Jim Elkington (The Horse’s Ha, Eleventh Dream Day) on additional guitars, Darin Gray (On Fillmore, Brise-Glace) on bass and Liam Cunningham (Marrow) on keyboards."

More from the press release:

"Concerts will be loosely staged in at least two parts: the band performing songs from a soon-to-be-released Jeff Tweedy solo album and Tweedy performing songs from his Wilco/Uncle Tupelo catalog solo acoustic."

Rock on, kids. Be not so nervous, be not so pale.

JEFF TWEEDY TOUR DATES

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

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