Jeff Tweedy oscillates between father/duo namesake act and Wilco this fall
Wilco will take the stage Sept. 3 in Columbus, OH; Sept. 4 in Akron, OH; and Sept. 6-7 at Lockn' Festival in Arrington, VA.
Tweedy and his 18-year-old son Spencer Tweedy (drums) will then return to the road as Tweedy beginning Sept. 19 in Athens, GA, and extending through a Sept. 29 show in Burlington, VT. As on the summer leg, guitarist Jim Elkington, bassist Darin Gray and keyboardist Liam Cunningham will back the duo, who are touring behind a recently dropped debut album entitled "Sukierae."
That effort, which surfaces Sept. 16 via Tweedy's own dBpm label, features 20 songs penned by the elder Tweedy.
"When I set out to make this record, I imagined it being a solo thing, but not in the sense of one guy strumming an acoustic guitar and singing," Jeff said in a press release. "Solo to me meant that I would do everything ? write the songs, play all the instruments and sing. But Spencer's been with me from the very beginning demo sessions, playing drums and helping the songs take shape. In that sense, the record is kind of like a solo album performed by a duo."
Wilco's most recent studio effort, "The Whole Love," landed in 2011 and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album.
3 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion (Wilco)
4 - Akron, OH - Akron Civic Theatre (Wilco)
6, 7 - Arrington, VA - Lockn' Festival (Wilco)
19 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
20 - Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
21 - Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theater
23 - New York, NY - BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
24 - Ithaca, NY - State Theatre of Ithaca
26 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
27 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre
28 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
29 - Burlington, VT - Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
4 - London, United Kingdom - Palladium
6 - Berlin, Germany - Apostel-Paulus Kirche
7, 8 - Weissenhaesuer Strand near Luebeck, Germany - Rolling Stone Weekender
9 - Copenhagen, Denmark - DR Concert House
10 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
11 - Stockholm, Sweden - China Theatre
13 - Koln, Germany - Theater am Tanzbrunnen
15 - Leuven, Belgium - Het Depot