Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Announces 'Sukierae' Tour Dates With Son Spencer
Jeff Tweedy is heading out on the road this fall to promote his upcoming album Sukierae, which features his son Spencer on drums. In that spirit, the 18-year old Tweedy will accompany his dad on the tour, which kicks off in September.
The project is called TWEEDY and the new album drops Sept. 16 via dBpm Records. Sukierae (pronounced, "sue-key-ray") features a whopping 20 songs. dBpm records has already shared several of them, available below:
"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 Tweedy said via 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."
The elder Tweedy hasn’t forgotten his day job, either. Wilco will play a handful of dates in early September before TWEEDY hits the road.
When the Tweedys kicked off their earlier summer tour dates on June 5, their set list included songs from Wilco and Jeff's previous band, Uncle Tupelo, in addition to Sukierae songs.
Wilco's last studio album, The Whole Love, dropped in 2011 via Anti.
Here are Jeff Tweedy’s upcoming tour dates:
Sept. 3: Columbus, OH (LC Pavilion) *
Sept. 4: Akron, OH (Akron Civic Theatre) *
Sept. 6: Arrington, VA (Lockn' Festival) *
Sept. 7: Arrington, VA (Lockn' Festival) *
Sept. 19: Athens, GA (Georgia Theatre)
Sept. 20: Bristol, TN (Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion)
Sept. 21: Philadelphia, PA (Merriam Theater)
Sept. 23: Brooklyn, NY (BAM Howard Gilman Opera House)
Sept. 24: Ithaca, NY (State Theatre of Ithaca)
Sept. 26: Boston, MA (Berklee Performance Center)
Sept. 27: Northampton, MA (Calvin Theatre)
Sept. 28: Portland, ME (State Theatre)
Sept. 29: Burlington, VT (Flynn Center for the Performing Arts)
Oct. 3-05: San Francisco, CA (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass)
Nov. 4: London, England (Palladium)
Nov. 6: Berlin, Germany (Apaostel-Paulus Kirche)
Nov. 7-08: Leubeck, Germany (Rolling Stone Weekender)
Nov. 9: Copenhagen, Denmark (DR Concert House, Studio2)
Nov. 10: Oslo, Norway (Sentrum Scene)
Nov. 11: Stockholm, Sweden (China Theatre)
Nov. 13: Koln, Germany (Theater am Tanzbrunnen)
Nov. 15: Leuven, Belgium (Het Depot)
* with Wilco