Jeff Tweedy Stepping Out on His Own With Solo Album, Tour

Wilco leader will hit the road this summer

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Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has announced dates for a solo tour along with the news that he’ll soon be releasing his debut solo album, Pitchfork reports.

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The 16-date tour kicks off on June 5th at Detroit's Masonic Temple and winds its way to Rhode Island for a closing stop at the sold-out Newport Folk Festival on July 27th. For his solo incarnation, Tweedy will be accompanied by a backing band that features guitarist Jim Elkington, bassist Darin Gray, keyboardist Liam Cunningham, and Tweedy's son Spencer on drums.

Further details about the new album, including its release date, have not yet been announced, but the band will be playing songs from the record on the tour. Tweedy will also pull out some solo acoustic versions of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo songs.

Tweedy, who spent last summer touring with Wilco, Bob Dylan and My Morning Jacket for the Americanarama Festival of Music, recently appeared in the season finale of Parks and Recreation as the leader of a reunited band called Land Ho!, alongside Yo La Tengo and the Decemberists and Ginuwine.

Here's the full list of 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, Ontario - Ottawa Bluesfest
07/06 Toronto, Ontario - Toronto Urban Roots Fest
07/12 Chicago, IL - Taste of Chicago
07/27 Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival