Wilco Books Fall Trek, Tweedy Solo DVD Due
Wilco will escape the recording studio for a dozen October dates, several of which are on college campuses.Wilco will escape the recording studio for a dozen October dates, several of which are on college campuses. In addition to previously announced dates at Indiana's Purdue University and at the Tall Stacks music festival in Cincinnati, the group will also visit Springfield, Mo., Oxford, Miss., and Latrobe, Pa.
Tickets for the majority of the shows went on sale today and are available through links on Wilco's Web site.
As previously reported, Wilco's Glenn Kotche and Nels Cline are hitting the road together in September in support of their most recent side and solo projects. As for Wilco's new album, it is expected in the spring via Nonesuch.
In related news, Jeff Tweedy's 2006 solo tour will be chronicled on the upcoming live DVD "Sunken Treasure," due Oct. 24 via Nonesuch. The film was directed by Christoph Green and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, the team behind the live performance DVD series "Burn to Shine."
Footage was assembled from shows in Seattle, Portland and Eugene, Ore., Arcata, Calif., and San Francisco and includes a blend of tracks recorded by Wilco (both on its own and with Billy Bragg), Uncle Tupelo and the side project Loose Fur. Wilco members Nels Cline and Glenn Kotche, who opened shows for Tweedy on this tour, appear on a handful of songs. "Sunken Treasure" also features the previously unreleased track "The Thanks I Get."
In addition, all the songs will be available as free MP3 downloads to anyone who purchases the DVD. "I felt as if Jeff hand-delivered a great film to us," Canty says. "Every night was different and brilliant in its own respect.
Here are Wilco's tour dates:
Oct. 4: West Lafayette, Ind. (Elliot Hall of Music, Purdue University)
Oct. 6: East Lansing, Mich. (MSU Concert Auditorium)
Oct. 7: Cincinnati (Tall Stacks Festival)
Oct. 8: Louisville, Ky. (Iroquois Amphitheater)
Oct. 9: Huntsville, Ala. (Von Braun Center Concert Hall)
Oct. 10: Oxford, Miss. (Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts)
Oct. 12: Ft. Worth, Texas (Will Rogers Auditorium)
Oct. 13: San Antonio (Sunset Station)
Oct. 15: Wichita, Kan. (Cotillion)
Oct. 16: Springfield, Mo. (Shrine Mosque)
Oct. 18: Morgantown, W.Va. (Mountainaire Ballroom)
Oct. 20: Latrobe, Pa. (Carey Center Gymnasium)
Here is the track list for "Sunken Treasure":
"The Ruling Class"
"How to Fight Loneliness"
"The Thanks I Get"
"I Am Trying to Break Your Heart"
"Shot in the Arm"
"In a Future Age"
"(Was I) In Your Dreams"
"Airline to Heaven"
"Heavy Metal Drummer"
"War on War"