Jeff Tweedy’s Solo Summer Plans

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy has added a handful of new dates to a solo road trip through the States, with the promise of more details to come on a “soon-to-be-released” solo album. Several festival appearances are lined up, including two nights in the provinces.

Following last December’s solo tour, Tweedy will be joined by a new backing band made up of his son Spencer Tweedy on drums, guitarist Jim Elkington, bassist Darin Gray and keyboardist Liam Cunningham.

As for the setlist, the show will be loosely broken up into “at least two parts.” You’ll get to hear the band playing tunes from the upcoming solo album as well as Tweedy performing acoustic selections from his Wilco and Uncle Tupelo catalog.

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Optimus Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal

Here’s the itinerary, with the new dates bolded:

June 5 – Detroit, Mich., Scottish Rite Cathedral      
June 6 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Downtown Pittsburgh (Three Rivers Arts Festival)         
June 7 – Hunter, N.Y., Hunter Mountain (Mountain Jam Festival) 
June 9 – Baltimore, Md., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall          
June 10 – Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre          
June 11 – Louisville, Ky., W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre        
June 16 – Milwaukee, Wis., Pabst Theater            
June 17 – Columbia, Mo., Missouri Theatre         
June 18 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom   
June 21 – Austin, Texas, Texas Union Ballroom  
June 22 – Dallas, Texas, Majestic Theatre
June 24 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium  
July 4 – Ottawa, Ontario, Lebreton Flats Park (RBC Bluesfest)     
July 6 – Toronto, ON Historic Fort York (Toronto Urban Roots Festival)
July 12 – Chicago, Ill., Grant Park (Taste Of Chicago)        
July 27 – Newport, R.I., Fort Adams State Park (Newport Folk Festival)

Presales for the new dates begin Wednesday, May 21, followed by the general onsale Friday, May 23. June 6 is a free performance. June 10 and Newport Folk Festival are sold out. The rest of the shows are on sale now.

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