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Jeff Tweedy announces debut solo album, new tour dates

on May 18, 2014, 4:43pm

Photo b​y​​​ Ben Kaye

Looks like we’re getting one of our 10 most wished-for solo albums sooner than expected. Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has announced a solo album due out later this year. While details are scarce on the record itself, Tweedy has also released dates for a solo tour during which he’ll preview some of the new material.

Kicking off June 5th in Detroit, the jaunt will take Tweedy and his new backing band through 14 stops before wrapping up at the Newport Folk Festival. The band will consist of Jeff’s own son Spencer Tweedy on drums, The Horse’s Ha’s Jim Elkington on guitar, bassist Darin Gray of Dazzling Killmen, and Liam Cunningham on keyboards. Their live show will be “loosely staged in at least two parts,” according to a press release: Tweedy and the band performing material from the forthcoming solo record, and the man solo playing Wilco and Uncle Tupelo material acoustically.

Find the dates for the tour below, and stay tuned for more on the solo LP.

Jeff Tweedy 2014 Solo Tour Dates:
06/05 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple
06/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Three Rivers Arts Festival
06/07 – Hunter Mountain, NY @ Mountain Jam
06/09 – Baltimore, MD @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
06/10 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
06/11 – Louisville, KY @ The Brown Theatre on Broadway
06/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
06/17 – Columbia, MO @ Missouri Theatre
06/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
06/21 – Austin, TX @ Texas Union Ballroom
06/22 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
06/24 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
07/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/06 – Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Fest
07/12 – Chicago, IL @ Taste of Chicago
07/27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival