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Thu, 06/05/2014 - 1:28 pm

Jeff Tweedy, best known as the founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, will release a new album Sept. 16 through his own dBpm Records. The album, Sukierae (sue-key-ray), is not quite a solo effort. It is the debut release by the aptly-monikered duo, Tweedy, which features 20 new Jeff Tweedy-written songs, performed by Jeff in a musical collaboration with his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer 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. “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."

With Spencer on drums, Jeff handles his usual guitars and vocals, as well as bass and keyboards. Backing vocals on Sukierae come courtesy of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the Brooklyn-band Lucius. All can be heard here on the album’s first streaming track “I’ll Sing It” and on wilcoworld.net.

Musician Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., The Minus Five, The Baseball Project) lends additional keyboard support on Sukierae.

Jeff embarks on a summer of North American touring this week in Detroit, backed by a new band that includes Spencer plus bassist Darin Grey, guitarist Jim Elkington and keyboardist Liam Cunningham. Jeff and his newly-formed band will tape an episode of Austin City Limits on June 20 as part of the acclaimed PBS series’ 40th anniversary season and be guests of Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on July 24.

Jeff Tweedy is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer. Spencer Tweedy, despite his young age, is a longtime member of the Chicago band The Blisters and handled drum duties on the latest album by soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples.

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 25 The Music Hall Portsmouth, NH
July 26 L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series Freeport, ME
July 27 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
Sept 20 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Bristol, TN

 

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:58 am

The Chicago rock band Wilco kicks off a series of concerts beginning at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on October 21 as part of a celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary. The limited run of shows also includes performances in Knoxville and Raleigh as well as a two-night stand at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY. Wilco makes a guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on October 27.
 
This week Wilco performs in Columbus, OH, makes its first-ever appearance in Akron, OH and appears Saturday and Sunday at the Lockn’ Music Festival in Arrington, VA. A full list of tour dates is below.

Later this year Wilco will release two special recordings: its first-ever box-set of rarities culled from studio outtakes, B-sides and live recordings and a “best of” compilation of previously released studio songs from the band’s extensive catalog. Further details on both recordings will be announced soon. 

  Wilco North American Tour Dates

Sept 3 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
Sept 4 Akron Civic Theatre Akron, OH
Sept 6 Lockn' Festival Arrington, VA
Sept 7 Lockn' Festival Arrington, VA
Oct 21 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Oct 22 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Oct 23 Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN
Oct 25 North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, NC
Oct 28 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Oct 29 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY

 

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:01 am

Nonesuch Records will release two new Wilco collections on November 17 in conjunction with the influential Chicago band’s 20th anniversary. The first, Alpha Mike Foxtrot, is a 4-CD/4-LP/DIGITAL-box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives. The second, What’s Your 20, is a 2-CD/DIGITAL compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings.
 
Both collections are produced by Grammy-nominated producer Cheryl Pawelski, co-founder of Omnivore Recordings, whose credits include Big Star’s Keep an Eye on the Sky, The Band’s A Musical History and Townes Van Zandt’s Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971–1972. These are the first compilations of Wilco music of any kind. They are available now for pre-order at Wilcoworld.net, Nonesuch.com, iTunes and Amazon; Alpha Mike Foxtrot orders include a free instant download of “A Magazine Called Sunset,” a rarity that Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy calls “a mysterious omission from an official recorded output and a real attempt at complete pop music.”
 
 “Like a lot of fans, I had collected these straggling tracks over the past two decades of following Wilco’s every move,” Pawelski said.  “Alpha Mike Foxtrot includes almost every unique, essential performance that appeared on soundtracks, tribute albums and B-sides—and there are probably a few surprises for even the sharpest collector. This set presents an alternate history of the band, kind of a sideways view, and ultimately, it’s a super-fun listening experience.”
 
Alpha Mike Foxtrot features 64 pages of liner notes that include track-by-track recollections from Tweedy, notes by band members Nels Cline and John Stirratt, and reflections from members of Wilco’s extended professional family. The booklet also showcases dozens of archival and never-before-seen photos from a wide array of photographers chronicling all phases of the band’s career.
 
What’s Your 20 gathers songs from Wilco’s eight studio albums plus two songs from Mermaid Avenue, the collection of Woody Guthrie-penned tunes set to music by Wilco and Billy Bragg.
 
In early December, Wilco will play six shows at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre, adding to the string of anniversary concerts that include performances at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and more. Set lists will change each night and feature songs from every era of Wilco’s two-decade career.  Tickets for the Chicago concerts are on sale this Friday and a complete list of dates is below.
 
Wilco appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, October 27.
 

Wilco Tour Dates

 

               Oct 21                        Nashville, TN                          Ryman Auditorium
               Oct 22                        Nashville, TN                          Ryman Auditorium
               Oct 23                        Knoxville, TN                          Tennessee Theatre
               Oct 25                        Raleigh, NC                            NC Museum of Art
               Oct 28                        Port Chester, NY                    Capitol Theatre
               Oct 29                        Port Chester, NY                    Capitol Theatre
               Oct 30                        Port Chester, NY                    Capitol Theatre
               Dec 3                         Milwaukee, WI                        The Riverside Theater
               Dec 5                         Chicago, IL                             Riviera Theatre
               Dec 6                         Chicago, IL                             Riviera Theatre
               Dec 8                         Chicago, IL                             Riviera Theatre
               Dec 9                         Chicago, IL                             Riviera Theatre
               Dec 11                       Chicago, IL                             Riviera Theatre
               Dec 12                       Chicago, IL                             Riviera Theatre
 

 

ALPHA MIKE FOXTROT: RARE TRACKS 1994–2014
(CD & Digital) Track List
 
Disc one:
Childlike and Evergreen (Demo)
Someone Else’s Song (Demo)
Passenger Side (Demo)
Promising
The T.B. is Whipping Me – with Syd Straw
I Must Be High (Live)
Casino Queen (Live)
Who Were You Thinking Of (Live)
I Am Not Willing
Burned
Blasting Fonda
Thirteen
Don’t You Honey Me
The Lonely 1 (White Hen version)
No More Poetry
Box Full of Letters (Live)
Red-Eyed and Blue (Live)
Forget the Flowers (Live)
Sunken Treasure (Live)
Monday (Demo)
 
Disc two:
Passenger Side (Live)
Outtasite (Outta Mind) (Live)
I Got You (At the End of the Century) (Live)
Outta Mind (Outta Site) (Live)
James Alley Blues – with Roger McGuinn (Live)
At My Window Sad and Lonely (Jeff Tweedy solo)
California Stars (Live)
One Hundred Years From Now
A Shot in the Arm (Remix)
ELT (King Size demo)
Nothing’severgonnastandinmyway (again) (Dave Kahne Remix)
She’s a Jar (Austin demo)
Tried and True
Student Loan Stereo
True Love Will Find You in the End
I’m Always in Love (Solo acoustic live)
Via Chicago (Austin Demo)
Can’t Stand It (Live)
Airline to Heaven (Alternate)
Any Major Dude Will Tell You
 
Disc three:
I’m the Man Who Loves You (Live)
The Good Part
Cars Can’t Escape
Camera
Handshake Drugs (First version)
A Magazine Called Sunset
Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard
Woodgrain
More Like the Moon
Let Me Come Home
Old Maid
Hummingbird (Alternate)
Spiders (Kidsmoke) (Live)
Hell is Chrome (Live)
At Least That’s What You Said (Live)
The Late Greats (Live)
Just a Kid – with The Blisters
Kicking Television
 
Disc four:
Panthers
Theologians (Live)
Another Man’s Done Gone (Live)
I’m a Wheel (Live)
How to Fight Loneliness (Live)
One True Vine
The Thanks I Get
Let’s Not Get Carried Away
Hate it Here (Live)
Impossible Germany (Live)
I Shall Be Released – with Fleet Foxes (Live)
What Light (Live)
Jesus, Etc. – with Andrew Bird (Live)
Glad It’s Over
Dark Neon
The Jolly Banker
Unlikely Japan
You and I – with Feist (Live)
I Love my Label
 
 
WHAT’S YOUR 20: ESSENTIAL TRACKS
 (CD & Digital) Track List
Disc one:
I Must be High
Box Full of Letters
Passenger Side
Casino Queen
Misunderstood
Red-Eyed and Blue
I Got You (At the End of the Century)
Monday
Outtasite (Outta Mind)
Sunken Treasure
California Stars
Hesitating Beauty
A Shot in the Arm
Can’t Stand It
She’s a Jar
I’m Always in Love
How to Fight Loneliness
Via Chicago
Airline to Heaven
 
 
Disc two:
I am Trying to Break Your Heart
I’m the Man Who Loves You
War on War
Jesus, Etc.
Ashes of American Flags
Heavy Metal Drummer
Hummingbird
Theologians
Handshake Drugs
The Late Greats
Hate it Here
Impossible Germany
Walken
Wilco (the Song)
You and I
You Never Know
I Might
Born Alone
Whole Love
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:05 pm

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival returns to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, MA on June 26-28, 2015. A limited number of specially-priced $124 early bird tickets go on sale Friday, at 10 a.m. ET through solidsoundfestival.com, massmoca.org and the MASS MoCA box office (413.662.2111). Kids tickets (ages 7-10) for $50 also go on sale Friday.

The three-day event, conceived by Wilco and inaugurated in 2010, will again present Wilco as hosts and headliners, as well as a wide range of soon-to-be-announced musical performances on four stages, plus Wilco-member-side-projects, a comedy cabaret hosted by John Hodgman and much more.
“We want to make it unique every year, something you can only experience here,” Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy told Rolling Stone at the 2013 festival. 

The 2015 festival will continue in the tradition of previous festivals, which have, in addition to offering a broad range of musical performers and comedians, included falconry and birds of prey demonstrations, a dunk tank, an all-covers set by Wilco, a naturalist hike, axe-restoration instruction, a live version of NPR’s Radiolab and more, all set amidst the sprawling campus of the country’s largest contemporary art museum.

In addition to tickets, this Friday opens reservations for campsites at Solid Ground, the festival’s official campsite, and for seats on the Peter Pan chartered- bus service to and from the festival from New York City.

Wilco’s just released Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014 and What’s Your 20?: Essential Tracks. Alpha Mike Foxtrot is a 4-CD/4-LP/DIGITAL-box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives. What’s Your Twenty? is a 2-CD/DIGITAL compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings.
 
For more information, to purchase early-bird tickets and make camping and bus reservations, please visit solidsoundfestival.com or massmoca.org. Find the festival on Facebook at facebook.com/solidsoundfestival and follow it on Twitter @SolidSoundFest.
For more information about Wilco visit wilcoworld.org, facebook.com/wilcohq or follow on Twitter @Wilco.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 1:06 pm

Fans attending this year’s Solid Sound Festival (June 26-28 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA) will be treated to a unique Wilco performance. On Friday evening and for the first time ever, band members will unplug their instruments to perform a full set of Wilco tunes acoustically. On its recent tour Wilco performed brief, intimate acoustic sets within the concert’s encores, but this will be the first time the band unplugs for an extended performance. 

“Right now we’re thinking about playing somewhat mirrored sets on Friday and Saturday nights – on Friday, the main set will be stripped down and acoustic and the encores will be electric,” Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy said. “On Saturday we’ll flip it. Start big and loud and finish acoustically. We’ll see how it goes. It’ll be a bit of an experiment, but the Solid Sound audience is usually game for whatever we throw at them.”  

He continues, “It’s been a great experience for the six of us to perform our songs this way. It’s a bit of a rediscovery of the songs and a way for us to reconnect musically with one another. I found myself really looking forward to this part of the set every night on the most recent tour.” 

Hear Wilco's acoustic performance of "Casino Queen" on May 7 in Indianapolis. 

Limited quantities of three-day and single-day tickets still remain for the upcoming festival, with fewer than 250 tickets available for Saturday. Tickets are available through solidsoundfestival.com.

In other news: Wilco’s dBpm Records will release Beyond The Fleeting Moment: Wilco Concert Posters 2004-2014 on June 26. An archival poster book, which will be available for the first time at the Solid Sound Festival, is available for pre-order now through the Wilco store

The 224-page hardcover book features more than 200 concert posters reprinted on heavyweight paper and richly reproduced to accurately reflect each poster’s original detail. Included are posters from more than 50 designers plus rare live photographs by Zoran Orlic. Beyond The Fleeting Moment also features a foreword by designer Lawrence Azerrad of LADdesign and an introduction by MASS MoCA’s Founding Director Joseph Thompson.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:04 am

Every Other Summer, a full-length documentary film about Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival, is available to buy or rent now via Vimeo On Demand. Directed by Christoph Green and Brendan Canty of Trixie Films and shot in 2013, it documents the Chicago band’s three-day music and arts gathering that takes place at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. The film’s title references how frequently the festival is held.
 
In addition to performances by Wilco, Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, The Dream Syndicate, Lucius, Foxygen, White Denim, Sam Amidon, Sean Rowe, The Relatives and more, plus appearances by comedians Reggie Watts, John Hodgman and Jen Kirkman, Every Other Summer offers a behind-the-scenes look at the festival’s utopian vibe and the impact it has had on the small Rust Belt town where it takes place.
 
“We came into the project knowing that there would be music and art in a beautiful location,” co-director Green said. “We also knew from years of working with Wilco that there is a very close bond between the band and their fans that really transcends any musician/audience relationship that we have experienced. What we really didn't expect was the way that the town itself and its people, the museum, the musicians, the volunteers and the area’s history all came together to create something sublime and beautiful.”
 
In 2013, the population of North Adams, MA was 13,533 a number that has steadily decreased for the past two decades. This year Solid Sound will bring upward of 10,000 attendees, artists and supporting personnel to The Berkshires, a number that has steadily increased with each summer.
 
"Festivals like this which don't have the bottom line as their primary motivator almost have to exist in towns like North Adams, co-director Canty said. “Long neglected by the corporate oligarchs and then abandoned by the people formerly known as the working class (now known as the unemployed), the remaining citizens are hungry for anything to come in to fill the void. MASS MoCA and the Solid Sound Festival fill that void.”
 
“When you are looking at a painting you aren’t so mesmerized by that one piece of art as much as you are by the thought that someone created it,” Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy said. “That’s the part that is inspiring and beautiful. As long as there are people making things, there will always be a community where people find what they need. Solid Sound is a part of that community.”
 
“This is a generous film: lots of great music, quirky characters and authentic sense of place,” said Joseph Thompson, Director of MASS MoCA.
 
Every Other Summer is a Trixie Films production in association with dBpm Records.
 
View a clip of Wilco performing Pavement’s “Cut Your Hair” from the band’s all-covers set at the 2013 Solid Sound Festival HERE.
 
The next Solid Sound Festival takes place next weekend, June 26-28 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. Limited quantities of three-day tickets still remain. Single-day tickets for Saturday, June 27 are sold out. Limited quantities of single-day tickets for Friday, June 26 and Sunday, June 28 remain. Tickets are available through solidsoundfestival.com.

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 8:20 pm

Wilco’s dBpm Records will release a limited edition marbled green vinyl 7” of “Random Name Generator,” the first single from the band’s Star Wars album, on October 2. A live acoustic version of “Bull Black Nova,” recorded at the Solid Sound Festival in June, is featured on the flip side. The single’s cover art is a photograph of Kusan Kampanile’s Tower of Musical Bells. The playful 1950s bell-ringing instrument sits today in the Wilco Loft, the band’s Chicago recording studio. “Random Name Generator” is available for preorder now through the Wilco store.
 
To coincide with the release, fans can answer the questions in Wilco’s own Random Name Generator to determine which Wilco member they are most like. Click HERE to play.
 
Wilco returns to the road for a string of US tour dates initiating in Kalamazoo, MI with stops in Cleveland, Toronto, Montreal, New Orleans, Austin and more. A complete list of tour dates follows.
 
Star Wars is available now on CD and as a digital download. The album will be released on vinyl on October 13 in the US and October 30 in Europe, the UK and the rest of the world. The album was released on July 16 with no advance notice or promotion and offered initially as a free download. To date it has been downloaded more than 500,000 times.

WILCO TOUR DATES
 

Sep 16 State Theatre * Kalamazoo, MI
Sep 17 Masonic Auditorium * Cleveland, OH
Sep 19 TURF Toronto, ON
Sep 20 CityFolk Ottawa, ON
Sep 21 Metropolis * Montreal, QC
Sep 23 State Theatre * Ithaca, NY
Sep 24 Hill Auditorium * Ann Arbor, MI
Sep 25 IU Auditorium * Bloomington, IN
Sep 26 Pilgrimage Festival Franklin, TN
Sep 28 The Orpheum Theater * New Orleans, LA
Sep 29 Stubb's * Austin, TX
Sep 30 Stubb's * Austin, TX

* with special guest William Tyler

 

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 2:43 pm

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival has announced its daily lineup and single-day tickets, as well as three-day passes, are available now through solidsoundfestival.com. The three-day event, which takes place June 26-28 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, features two headlining performances by hosts and creators Wilco (one Friday, one Saturday) and includes musical performances by Mac DeMarco, Richard Thompson, Real Estate, Taj Mahal, all Wilco-member side projects and others, plus comedy by John Hodgman and friends, circus performance workshops by Vermont-based Circus Smirkus and more.  
 
"We want to make it unique every year," singer Jeff Tweedy told Rolling Stone in 2013. "We want to make it something you can only experience here."
 
Staying true to his word, Solid Sound, which began in 2010, also features world-class contemporary art, kids’ programming, pop-up performances, an on-site record shop, naturalist hikes and much more.
 
Single day lineups are as follows.
 
Friday:  Wilco, Real Estate, Taj Mahal, Expandable Brass Band, Story Pirates plus The Great Flood: Music by Bill Frisell with Ron Miles, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen with film by Bill Morrison.
 
Saturday: Wilco, Mac DeMarco, Parquet Courts, Richard Thompson Trio, NRBQ, Bill Frisell with Sam Amidon, Cibo Matto, Shabazz Palaces, Mikael Jorgensen’s Quindar, Luluc, Ryley Walker, Jessica Pratt, Story Pirates and Circus Smirkus plus John Hodgman’s Big Comedy Thing featuring Tig Notaro, Paul F. Tompkins, Jessica Williams and Superego.
 
Sunday: Tweedy, featuring Jeff Tweedy and friends, Charles Lloyd Quartet, King Sunny Ade, Nels Cline and Norton Wisdom’s Stained Radiance, The Autumn Defense, The Felice Brothers, William Tyler, Glenn Kotche and Jeffrey Zeigler, Mikael Jorgensen and Jeff Davis.
 
News of additional programming, kid-friendly events, gallery exhibits and more will be announced soon.
 
Tickets are available now at the festival’s official website: solidsoundfestival.com. Three-day passes are available for $149. Saturday single-day tickets are $99 and Friday and Sunday single-day tickets are $65. Additional information on scheduled performers, camping and other area lodging, travel, news and more are also available through the festival’s official website.

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:27 am

Wilco fans have much to anticipate and band members will soon see their frequent flier account balances rise rapidly with imminent performances on four continents, including a long-anticipated tour of South America in October.
 
“It’s not an understatement to say our South American fans are among our most enthusiastic in the world,” Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy said. “We hear from them often, and many of them have made trips to see Wilco in places far from their homes. They’ve been waiting patiently a long time for us to come there, and I am happy to say the wait is over. Get ready South America! We’ll be there soon!”
 
In its 21-year history Wilco has performed just once in South America, in 2005 at Rio de Janeiro’s TIM Festival. The October tour combines festival appearances and headlining concerts in Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina.  (Full dates below.)
 
Just prior to the South American tour a brief headlining run in September brings Wilco to the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco for a five-night stand, as well as three shows at Los Angeles’ Ace Theatre, plus additional concerts in Salt Lake City, Boise, Seattle and Portland.
 
Wilco’s summer touring kicks off in a couple weeks, with shows in West Virginia, Hunter, NY and Philadelphia before the band heads to Europe for much of June and July. Among many concert dates, the band makes debut appearances in Montenegro and Poland. In late July, Wilco takes a quick visit to Japan for a headlining spot at Fuji Rock and then finishes the summer with a run of dates in the North American Midwest including a homecoming show at Chicago’s Millennium Park on August 21. Later in the year Wilco returns to Europe with a tour that culminates in a special night at London’s Brixton Academy on November 19.
 
Wilco’s latest album, Star Wars, is out now on the band’s own dBpm Records. Praised by fans and lauded by critics, the album earned a perfect 100 in UK’s The Independent newspaper and 4.5/5 stars in Rolling Stone.

Wilco Tour Dates:

Wilco U.S. Tour Dates

Jun 1 Clay Center * Charleston, WV
Jun 3 Mountain Jam Hunter, NY
Jun 4 The Mann # Philadelphia, PA
Aug 13 Interstellar Rodeo Winnipeg, MB
Aug 14 Bluestem Amphitheater ^ Moorhead, MN
Aug 16 CrossroadsKC ^ Kansas City, MO
Aug 17 Fox Theatre ^ St. Louis, MO
Aug 19 Breese Stevens Field + Madison, WI
Aug 20 Hall's Island + Minneapolis, MN
Aug 21 Jay Pritzker Pavilion Chicago, IL
Aug 30 Red Butte Garden Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 31 Morrison Center Boise, ID
Sept 2 The Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
Sept 3 The Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
Sept 4 Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
Sept 6 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Sept 7 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Sept 9 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Sept 10 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Sept 11 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Sept 13 Theatre at the Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
Sept 14 Theatre at the Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
Sept 15 Theatre at the Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA

 

Wilco World Tour Dates

16 Jun BergenFest Bergen, NO
17 Jun Norwegian Wood Oslo, NO
18 Jun Northside Festival Aarhus, DK
19 Jun Best Kept Secret Hilvarenbeek, NL
22 Jun INmusic Festival Zagreb, HR
24 Jun SeaRock Festival Kotor, ME
26 Jun Halfway Festival Bialystok, PO
29 Jun Palacio de la Opera A Coruna, ES
1 July Vida Festival Barcelona, ES
2 July Jardines Del Botanico Madird, ES
4 July Piazza Castello + Ferrara, IT
5 July Villa Ada Rome, IT
8 July Cactus Festival Brugge, BE
10 July Iveagh Gardens ~ Dublin, IE
23 July Fuji Rock Festival Yuzawa, JP
8 Oct Popload Festival Sao Paulo, BR
10 Oct La Trastienda Montevideo, UR
12 Oct Teatro Capoulican Santiago, CH
15 Oct BUE Festival Buenos Aires, AR
27 Oct Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BE
28 Oct Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BE
29 Oct New Fall Festival Dusseldorf, DE
30 Oct New Fall Festival Stuttgart, DE
2 Nov DR Koncerthuset Copenhagen, DK
3 Nov Sentrum Scene Oslo, NO
4 Nov Annexet Stockholm, SE
5 Nov RS Weekender DE
7 Nov Tempodrom Berlin, DE
9 Nov TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, NL
10 Nov Le Guess Who Utrecht, NL
12 Nov Fabrique Milan, IT
14 Nov Museumquartier Vienna, AT
15 Nov Volkshaus Zurich, CH
16 Nov Casino de Paris Paris, FR
18 Nov Albert Hall Manchester, UK
19 Nov 02 Brixton Academy London, UK

* Angel Olsen supports | # Richard Thompson supports
^ William Tyler supports | + Kurt Vile supports | ~ Lucinda Williams supports

 

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:25 am

The Chicago band Wilco will release their 10th studio album,Schmilco, on Sept. 9, with a special early release for vinyl on Tuesday, Sept. 6 in the US. Schmilco features 12 new songs written by Jeff Tweedy and it is the third release on the band’s own dBpm Records. It follows Star Wars, which was released for free and as a surprise in July 2015.
 
Mostly an acoustic collection,Schmilco bears neither the vicious, fuzz-glam guitars of Star Wars, nor the dazzling, baroque-ish arrangements that fans have come to expect from Wilco. But in their place is a spaciousness and chaos that might feel welcome after 20-some years of enjoyed but now-familiar Wilco releases. It is an intentionally loose affair.
 
Schmilco finds band leader Tweedy in a state of alienation: how to cope with dissonance between self-identity and the public perception of his band – to maintain an innocence and earnestness even as some have come to see him as more (or less) than human, and Wilco as something other than six musicians?
 
 “I think this record is ‘joyously negative’,” Tweedy said. “It’s sad in a lot of ways but not in any that reach a conclusion of doom or hopelessness… I just had a lot of fun being sour about the things that upset me.”
 
On Thursday, Wilco shared “Locator” from the forthcoming album and today shares “If I Ever Was A Child.” Both songs are available as an instant download upon pre-ordering the album via Wilcoworld.net.
 
Recorded at the band’s Chicago studio the Loft,Schmilco is produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick.
 
Wilco is Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Nels Cline, Glenn Kotche, Patrick Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen. 

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Schmilco track listing: 

Normal American Kids  /  If I Ever Was A Child  /  Cry All Day  /  Common Sense  /  
Nope  /  Someone to Lose  /  Happiness  /  Quarters  /  Locator  /  Shrug and Destroy  /  
We Aren’t The World (Safety Girl)  /  Just Say Goodbye

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 2:32 pm

Wilco fans can have an early listen to the band’s forthcoming album Schmilco on Tuesday, Sept. 6, three days before the album’s official worldwide release Sept. 9. But it won’t be via an early online stream; instead, the Chicago band is showing its support for independent record stores — and the vinyl format in general — by encouraging fans to attend I Heard Schmilco listening parties at locations across the US and Canada. Hosting stores will play the album in its entirety, on vinyl, and offer attendees a chance to win unique prizes including slipmats featuring album-cover artist Joan Cornellà’s artwork. A list of participating stores is HERE. Vinyl copies of Schmilco will be available for purchase on Sept. 6 across the US at all retail outlets (physical stores and online shops) and all formats (CD & online) will be available Sept. 9.
 
As Wilco’s summer tour continues the band returns to St. Louis on Wednesday to play The Fox Theatre. While in town, Wilco makes a pre-show stop at band leader Jeff Tweedy’s former employer Euclid Records for a special in-store performance and signing. Preorder for Schmilco is available now at Euclid for guaranteed entry.
 
Tweedy’s insider guide to Chicago is currently featured on the men’s e-commerce retail site Huckberry. Field Guide: Chicago is a conversation and photo essay about Chicago that features intimate photos of Tweedy in and around the city, as well as a look into Wilco’s recording studio The Loft. The site also features a dedicated Wilco shop with exclusive Wilco products and autographed vinyl.
 
Schmilco is Wilco’s 10th studio album and features 12 new songs written by Tweedy. It is the third Wilco release on the band’s own dBpm Records, and it follows Star Wars, which was released for free and as a surprise, in July 2015.
 
Mostly an acoustic collection, Schmilco bears neither the vicious, fuzz-glam guitars of Star Wars, nor the dazzling, baroque-ish arrangements that fans have come to expect from Wilco. But in their place is a spaciousness and chaos that might feel welcome after 20-some years of enjoyed but now-familiar Wilco releases. It is an intentionally loose affair.
  
Recorded at the band’s Chicago studio the Loft, Schmilco is produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick.
 
Schmilco track listing: 

Normal American Kids  /  If I Ever Was A Child  /  Cry All Day  /  Common Sense  /  
Nope  /  Someone to Lose  /  Happiness  /  Quarters  /  Locator  /  Shrug and Destroy  /  
We Aren’t The World (Safety Girl)  /  Just Say Goodbye

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 11:51 am

Wilco shares a new song today called “Someone To Lose” from the forthcoming album Schmilco. The song is streaming now at Wilcoworld.net and is available as a free download to anyone who pre-orders Schmilco before its official September 9 release.
 
Wilco is encouraging fans to gather together on September 6 at local independent record stores across North America to hear Schmilco for the first time. Stores hosting “I Heard Schmilco” parties are currently located in 48 US states, with additional locations in Canada and a special listening engagement at the End of the Road Festival in North Dorset, UK. Stores will play the album in its entirety, on vinyl, and offer attendees a chance to win unique prizes including slipmats featuring album-cover artist Joan Cornella’s artwork. A current list of participating stores is HERE. Vinyl copies of Schmilco will be available for purchase on Sept. 6 across the US at all retail outlets (physical stores and online shops) and all formats (CD & online) will be available on Sept. 9 worldwide.
 
Wilco is unveiling a series of short video clips this week through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote the in-store events. The first clip was created by John Hodgman and features the comedian in the Bangor, ME airport with a giraffe. See it HERE and watch for more videos this week.  
 
Every band member talks Schmilco with the online music publication Consequence of Sound. Read the story HERE and watch the site for additional Wilco-related content and interviews throughout the week.
 
Schmilco is Wilco’s 10th studio album and features 12 new songs written by Jeff Tweedy. It is the third Wilco release on the band’s own dBpm Records, and it follows Star Wars, which was released for free and as a surprise, in July 2015. Recorded at the band’s Chicago studio the Loft, Schmilco is produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick.
 
Schmilco track listing: 

Normal American Kids  /  If I Ever Was A Child  /  Cry All Day  /  Common Sense  /  
Nope  /  Someone to Lose  /  Happiness  /  Quarters  /  Locator  /  Shrug and Destroy  /  
We Aren’t The World (Safety Girl)  /  Just Say Goodbye

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 8:21 am

The musical lineup for the 2017 Solid Sound Festival, which takes place June 23-25 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, has been revealed. Joining festival hosts Wilco, who will headline shows on Friday and Saturday, are Television, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Robert Glasper Experiment, Dawn of Midi, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Kevin Morby, Joan Shelley, Big Thief, Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers, Deep Sea Diver, Andy Shauf, Alloy Orchestra, Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids, Kacy & Clayton, Daniel Bachman, Jeff Parker Trio, The Shaggs and Max Hatt / Edda Glass. Wilco members’ side projects including Tweedy, The Autumn Defense, On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Four and Quindar will also perform.
 
John Hodgman will again host the comedy stage from MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center with participating comedians to be announced soon. Bread and Puppet Theater will return to Solid Sound for the first time since 2010, The Story Pirates will make their fifth appearance and real food crusader and author of How to Cook Everything Mark Bittman will make his festival debut. Additional programming, kid-friendly events, gallery exhibits and more will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
 
Presenting the best visual and performing arts of our time, including major new installations with landmark artists Laurie Anderson, James Turrell, Robert Rauschenberg and Nick Cave, MASS MoCA is housed in a renovated 19th-century factory campus, featuring dozens of galleries and a variety of performance venues — both indoors and out. In May, MASS MoCA will add 250,000sq. feet of additional gallery space, which will make it the largest contemporary art center in the country. 
 
Tickets are available now at solidsoundfestival.com. Three-day passes are $159. Tickets for children ages six to 10 are $50 and children under six are admitted free. 

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:43 pm

Solid Sound has revealed its comedy lineup via a video announcement from comedian John Hodgman for this year’s festival, which takes place at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA June 23-25. Hosted by Hodgman in production with Pretty Good Friends, the always-popular comedy stage will feature three distinct sets Saturday from MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center.

Joining Hodgman are Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer), Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers), Aparna Nancherla (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation), plus Jean Grae's The Show Show with DJ Quelle Chris.

Comedy complements the previously-announced musical lineup of this year’s festival that features two headlining sets by Wilco plus performances by Television, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Robert Glasper Experiment, Dawn of Midi, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Kevin Morby, Joan Shelley, Big Thief, Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers, Deep Sea Diver, Andy Shauf, Alloy Orchestra, Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids, Kacy & Clayton, Daniel Bachman, Nancy and Beth, Jeff Parker Trio, The Shaggs, and Max Hatt & Edda Glass. Wilco member’s side projects including Tweedy, The Autumn Defense, On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Four and Quindar will also perform.
 
Three-day tickets, which include all music, comedy, kids and auxiliary programming plus entrance to all the MASS MoCA galleries, are available now at solidsoundfestival.com for $159. Tickets for children ages six to 10 are $50 and children under six are admitted free.
 
Pretty Good Friends, Inc. is a comedy company that develops and produces programming for TV, radio, podcasts, live shows, and festivals. Pretty Good Friends currently produces StarTalk Live!, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, You're the Expert, and Maeve In America. They've also worked on projects for The Animal Planet, MIT, the Onion, the High Line, A Prairie Home Companion, Grist.org, The Science Channel, WBUR (Boston’s NPR Station), The New York Times, and many more.

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 9:56 am

Nonesuch Records releases The Following Mountain, the newest solo album by experimental folk artist, singer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, on May 26, 2017. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon’s frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, the album represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. The album features a rare guest appearance by drummer Milford Graves, known initially for his work in the 1960s with free jazz legends Albert Ayler, and Sonny Sharrock. The Following Mountain is available to preorder from iTunes, the Sam Amidon Store and the Nonesuch Store, with an instant download of the album track “Juma Mountain.” Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include a limited-edition print autographed by Amidon. Spring tour dates for Sam Amidon are listed below.

The Following Mountain was made during two distinct recording sessions: an initial weekend in Brooklyn where Ismaily and Amidon brought in Graves, percussionist Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix), and saxophonist Sam Gendel for a heavily improvised session; followed by time in the studio over the summer in London, where Amidon worked with Abrahams to shape and develop the songs.

“The Following Mountain is a walk through the thickets of the imagination,” Amidon said, “... a personal mythology of sounds and visions and characters. It is my first album of original music, but is still linked to the Appalachian music I love, as well as improvisation, beats, Don Cherry, Vermont, London."

The Following Mountain is Amidon’s sixth album and follows Lily-O, his 2014 Nonesuch Records collaboration with guitarist Bill Frisell.

Sam Amidon US Tour Dates – supporting San Fermin

 

April 1 Chandler Center for the Arts Randolph, VT
April 17 Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA
May 9  American Swedish Institute Minneapolis, MN
May 12 (Matinee) Ordway Concert Hall St. Paul, MN
May 12 (Evening) Ordway Concert Hall St. Paul, MN
May 13  Ordway Concert Hall St. Paul, MN
June 16-17 Eaux Claires ​ Eau Claire, WI

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:24 am
Wilco has announced an early summer tour in the lead up to the band’s own Solid Sound Festival, which takes place at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA on June 23-25. Newly announced dates include concerts in Rochester Hills, MI, Pittsburgh, Louisville, KY, Indianapolis, Rockford, IL and Milwaukee. The band also headlines Eaux Claires on June 17. Tickets for upcoming shows are on sale Friday via wilcoworld.net. Three-day passes for Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival are also available now via solidsoundfestival.com.
 
Created by Wilco in 2010, Solid Sound features three days of music, comedy, art and family programming and takes place at MASS MoCA - the largest contemporary art museum in America - located in the scenic Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. Wilco headlines two nights and are joined by Television, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Robert Glasper Experiment, Dawn of Midi, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Kevin Morby, Joan Shelley, Big Thief, Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers, Deep Sea Diver, Andy Shauf, Alloy Orchestra, Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids, Kacy & Clayton, Daniel Bachman, Nancy and Beth, Jeff Parker Trio, The Shaggs, and Max Hatt & Edda Glass. Wilco member’s side projects including Tweedy, The Autumn Defense, On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Four and Quindar will also perform.
 
Solid Sound’s always-popular comedy stage features three distinct sets on Saturday, June 24 from MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center. Hosted by John Hodgman in production with Pretty Good Friends, performers include Michael Ian Black, Eugene Mirman, Aparna Nancherla and Nick Offerman plus Jean Grae's The Show Show with DJ Quelle Chris.
Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:16 am

Songwriter Jeff Tweedy will release Together At Last, a new solo acoustic collection, June 23 on dBpm Records. Recorded at Tweedy’s Chicago studio The Loft, the album features intimate renditions of 11 songs previously released by Wilco and by Tweedy’s occasional side projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog.  It is the first in a proposed series – Loft Acoustic Sessions – where Tweedy revisits his vast catalog of work, which spans three decades and more than 20 albums. 
 
Together at Last is available now for preorder from the Wilco store with an instant download of “Laminated Cat,” a song that originally appeared on the 2003 self-titled debut album by Loose Fur, Tweedy’s project with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and musician Jim O’Rourke. Other songs on Together At Last include new versions of Wilco classics like “Via Chicago” and  “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” as well as less familiar tunes like “In A Future Age” from Wilco’s 1999 album Summerteeth.
 
Together at Last was produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick, and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering in Portland, ME. Release day for the album coincides with the opening of Wilco’s fifth Solid Sound Festival, the band’s three-day festival of music, comedy and art at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. Three-day passes and single day tickets are available now via solidsoundfestival.com

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 1:37 pm

In keeping with the tradition of playing a special set on the opening night of its Solid Sound Festival, this year Wilco will perform one of its studio albums in its entirety, with songs performed in their original track-listed order. The album performed will be determined by fans, who can vote for their favorite, beginning today at solidsoundfestival.comDave and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Nancy and Beth, Alloy Orchestra and Dawn of Midi also perform Friday and DJ Funkhouser spins an after-hours dance party. Solid Sound Festival takes place June 23-35 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.
 
Saturday’s lineup features another full-length headlining performance by Wilco, plus sets by Television, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers, Kevin Morby, Robert Glasper Experiment, The Shaggs, Deep Sea Diver, Big Thief, Jeff Parker Trio, Alloy Orchestra, Joan Shelley and Kacy & Clayton plus comedy by John Hodgman, Michael Ian Black, Eugene Mirman, Phoebe Robinson and Nick Offerman. Jean Grae’s The Show Show with DJ Quelle Chris and Bread and Puppet also perform. 
 
All Wilco-member side projects will perform on Sunday with sets from Tweedy & Friends, The Nels Cline Four (featuring Julian Lage), On Fillmore, Quindar and The Autumn Defense. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Andy Shauf, Daniel Bachman, Max Hatt/Edda Glass also perform on Sunday as does children’s performers Gustafer Yellowgold and Story Pirates. The day also features a live interview and audience Q&A with food writer/activist Mark Bittman.
 
Three-day passes and a limited number of single-day tickets are available now through the festival website. Campsites (for tents and RVs), as well as limited nearby lodging, are still available. Tickets and info at solidsoundfestival.com.
 
In related news, dBpm Records will release Together At Last a new solo acoustic collection by Jeff Tweedy on June 23. Recorded at Tweedy’s Chicago studio The Loft, the album features intimate renditions of 11 Tweedy songs previously released by Wilco and by Tweedy’s occasional side projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog.  It is the first in a proposed series of releases –Loft Acoustic Sessions– where Tweedy revisits his vast catalog of work, which spans three decades and more than 20 albums. 

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 7:39 pm

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy makes his debut on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight performing “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” from his forthcoming solo acoustic album Together At Last. In an unprecedented booking Tweedy makes back-to-back appearances on the show, returning Tuesday to perform “I’m Always In Love” also from the aforementioned new release, which is available Friday on Wilco’s dBpm Records. Late Night with Seth Meyers airs weeknights on NBC at 12:35/11:35 CT.

Recorded at Tweedy’s Chicago studio The Loft, Together At Last features intimate renditions of 11 Tweedy songs previously released by Wilco and by Tweedy’s occasional side projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog.  It is the first in a proposed series of releases – The Loft Sessions – where Tweedy revisits his vast catalog of work that spans three decades and more than 20 albums.  Available now for preorder now from the Wilco store , Together At Last is available everywhere on Friday.

Friday also marks the start of Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival, the band’s three-day extravaganza of music, comedy, art and more from the campus of MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. The band performs its ground-breaking 1996 album Being There in its entirety on Friday night as determined by an online voting ballot, and performs a second headlining set on Saturday night. Additional performers throughout the weekend include Television, Kurt Vile, Robert Glasper Experiment, The Shaggs, Kevin Morby, Dave and Phil Alvin, Deep Sea Diver, Dawn of Midi and more plus performances by all Wilco member side-projects, comedy by John Hodgman, Nick Offerman, Eugene Mirman, Hari Kondabolu and Jean Grae, a speaking engagement by food activist Mark Bittman, performances by Bread & Puppet Theater and Story Pirates, plus craft beer and cider, local food, kids’ activities and much more.

Located in the scenic Berkshire Mountains in Western MA, MASS MoCA has recently unveiled a new wing, now boasting more than 250,000 square feet of galleries with new exhibits by contemporary artists James Turrell, Laurie Anderson, Nick Cave and more.

A limited number of three-day and single-day tickets are still available through solidsoundfestival.com, massmoca.org and the MASS MoCA box office (413.662.2111).

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:41 am

Jeff Tweedy’s Together At Last is out today on dBpm Records. Recorded at Tweedy’s Chicago studio The Loft, the new album features intimate renditions of 11 songs previously released by Wilco and by Tweedy’s occasional side projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog. Earlier this week Tweedy made back-to-back appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers performing “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” and “I’m Always In Love.” Together At Last is available everywhere now.
 
Today also marks the kick off of Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival from MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. The event is officially sold-out; 8,500 attendees will travel to The Berkshires from 47 states and 21 countries this weekend for three days of music, comedy, art and family fun. Wilco performs two headlining shows, and in keeping with tradition of making one performance exclusive to its Solid Sound audience, the band will perform its 1996 album Being There in its entirety tonight, as selected by fans via an online voting poll.

In addition to Wilco and its member’s side projects, the festival’s four stages will host musical performances by Television, Kurt Vile, Robert Glasper Experiment, Dawn of Midi, Deep Sea Diver, Dave & Phil Alvin, The Shaggs, Andy Shauf and more, as well as John Hodgman’s Comedy Stage featuring Michelle Buteau, Hari Kondabolu, Eugene Mirman, Nick Offerman and Jean Grae’s The Show Show with DJ Quelle Chris.

Other programming includes a live interview and audience Q&A with food writer and author of the How To Cook Everything series Mark Bittman, performances by Bread and Puppet Theater and Story Pirates, as well as naturalist hikes led by the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, an official scavenger hunt and much more.

MASS MoCA has recently unveiled a new wing, now boasting more than 250,000 square feet of galleries with new exhibits by contemporary artists James Turrell, Laurie Anderson, Nick Cave and more.

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:49 am

Wilco will play mid-November concerts in St. Louis, MO and St. Paul, MN to close out their 2017 touring schedule. The shows – at The Pageant in St. Louis on Nov. 13 and at The Palace Theatre in St. Paul on Nov. 15 and 16 – will be the last chance for fans to see the band perform for a while, as it takes a hiatus from touring for most, if not all, of 2018 to record new material and for individual members to pursue other projects. Tickets are available to purchase Friday, Sept. 15 via wilcoworld.net.

In other news, Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy has once again partnered with soul and gospel singer, activist and Kennedy Center Honoree Mavis Staples on her new album, If All I Was Was Black.

“An incendiary soul album that wrestles with racism, violence, and division but ultimately insists on hope” (Entertainment Weekly), If All I Was Was Black will be released by Anti- Records on Nov. 11; its title track is streaming now at NPR Music. The album marks Tweedy’s third production collaboration with Staples and the first of songs composed by Tweedy entirely for Staples’ legendary voice.

Wilco is back on the road this month with concerts resuming Sept. 22 in Lincoln, NE and continuing with stops in Oklahoma, New Mexico, multiple concerts in Texas and more. Full dates follow.  The band’s latest album, Schmilco, is available now on dBpm Records. Hailed as “emotionally resonant” and “quietly wondrous ” by The AV Club, it is the band’s 10th studio album.

Wilco Tour Dates

Sep 22 Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater Lincoln, NE
Sep 23 The Midland Kansas City, MO
Sep 24 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
Sep 26 Santa Fe Opera Santa Fe, NM
Sep 28 Abraham Chavez Theatre El Paso, TX
Sep 29 Trans-Pecos Festival Marfa, TX
Oct 1 Bass Concert Hall Austin, TX
Oct 2 Tobin Center San Antonio, TX
Oct 3 Irving Music Factory Irving, TX
Oct 5 Orpheum Theatre Memphis, TN
Oct 7 Alabama Theatre Birmingham, AL
Oct 8 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
Oct 9 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, NC
Nov 13 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
Nov 15 The Palace Theatre St. Paul, MN
Nov 16 The Palace Theatre St. Paul, MN

Jeff Tweedy (Solo) Tour Dates

Sep 16 Ellnora Guitar Festival Urbana, IL
30 Jan Vicar Street Dublin, IE
31 Jan Queen's Hall Edinburgh, UK
01 Feb Albert Hall Manchester, UK
03 Feb Barbican London, UK
Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:12 pm

Singer, musician, and composer Sam Amidon embarks on a US tour later this week, beginning in Seattle, WA at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center on Saturday, in support of his latest Nonesuch Records release, The Following Mountain. Amidon, who presently resides in London, is returning to the States for his first extensive tour since 2014, and will perform concerts in Portland, OR, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boulder, CO, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, Portland, ME and more. He will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Chris Vatalaro and performing as a trio with a variety of accompanying musicians throughout.  A complete list of tour dates is below.

In other news, Amidon has again teamed with acclaimed video director John Hardwick (Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys, Blur) for a new video for the song “Warren” from the current release. In it, a singing and occasionally dancing Amidon wanders his way through a wooded sunlit path — a setting that fans of Amidon’s and Hardwick’s previous collaboration, the 2013 video for  “As I Roved Out,” will find familiar. The video is available to view and share HERE.

The Following Mountain represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly-original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon’s frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, the album features guest appearances by drummer Milford Graves, percussionist Juma Sultan and saxophonist Sam Gendel.

Sam Amidon Tour Dates

Sep 23 Fremont Abbey Arts Center Seattle, WA
Sep 24 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Sep 26 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA
Sep 27 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
Sep 29 Daniels Hall Denver, CO
Oct 1 eTown Boulder, CO
Oct 2 OutrSpaces Omaha, NE
Oct 3 Colectivo Coffee Milwaukee, WI
Oct 4 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Oct 6 The Drake Hotel Toronto, ON
Oct 7 Yellow Couch House Show Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 8 Songbyrd Washington, D.C.
Oct 9 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Oct 10 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Oct 11 The Half Moon Hudson, NY
Oct 12 The Parlor Room Northampton, MA
Oct 13 One Longfellow Square Portland, ME
Oct 14 United Methodist Church Winooski, VT
Oct 19 Scalateatern Källare Stockholm, SE
Oct 20 Café Mono Oslo, NO
Oct 22 Folk å Rock Malmo, SE
Oct 23 Atlas Aarhus, DK
Oct 24 Lille Vega Copenhagen, DK
Oct 26 Union Chapel London, UK
Oct 28 Forum Freies Theater Dusseldorf, DE
Oct 29 Nochtspeicher Hamburg, DE
Oct 30 Privatclub Berlin, DE
Nov 1 Espace B Paris, FR
Nov 2 Chäslage Stans, CH
Nov 3 Theater am Ring - Studio Saarlouis, DE
Nov 4 AB Club Brussels, BE
Nov 5 Bitterzoet Amsterdam, NL
Nov 7 Whelan's Dublin, IE
Nov 8 Cyprus Avenue Cork, IE
Nov 26 Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield, UK
Dec 12 St. Mary's Church Guildford, UK