Wilco Books June Road Trip

Wilco has announced a run of U.S. gigs leading up to its Solid Sound Festival. Tickets go on sale this week.

Jeff Tweedy & Co. will most likely tunes from its latest album, 2016’s Schmilco, in the setlist.

Rolling Stone calls the LP the band’s “most folk-rockingly introspective since 2007’s Sky Blue Sky.”

RS says, “It’s a nice follow-up to last year’s No Wave-y glam rush, Star Wars, a free surprise release that found them refreshingly noisy, energized and maybe a little bit defensive. (In some ways, it was their anti-‘dad rock’ record.) With a nod to Harry Nilsson’s pop-eccentric touchstone Nilsson Schmilsson, Tweedy’s mood is less self-conscious and more easygoing on Schmilco.”

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco
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– Jeff Tweedy of Wilco
Shaky Knees Music Festival, Central Park, Atlanta, Ga.

You can catch the alternative rock band next at New Orleans Jazz & HeritageFestival on May 5.  

The new dates start June 7 in Rochester, Mich. Here’s the schedule:

June 7 – Rochester, Mich., Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
June 8 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
June 11 – Louisville, Ky., Iroquois Amphitheater
June 13 – Indianapolis, Ind., Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park
June 14 – Rockford, Ill., Coronado Performing Arts Center
June 17 – Eau Claire, Wis., Foster Farms (Eaux Claires Music And Arts Festival)
June 18 – Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre
June 23-25 – North Adams, Mass., Mass Moca (Solid Sound Festival)

A WilcoWorld presale starts March 29 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public May 31.

Wilco’s summer plans also includes appearances at a few European festivals, XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, N.J., July 28 and Velorama in Denver Aug. 11.

The lineup for Solid Sound includes Television, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Robert Glasper Experiment, and Dawn of Midi.

Learn more about the band at WilcoWorld.net.