Wilco's Jeff Tweedy in Rehab

Band's frontman receiving treatment for prescription painkiller addiction

April 6, 2004 12:00 AM ET
Jeff Tweedy entered a Chicago rehabilitation facility last week to receive treatment for an addiction to prescription painkillers. The Wilco frontman had been taking the medication to treat migraine headaches, an ongoing condition notably documented in the 2002 band documentary I'm Trying To Break Your Heart.

As of now, Wilco's scheduled spring tour -- set to kick off April 21st at the Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri, and conclude two weeks later at the Coachella festival in California -- is still on. However, the band's new album, A Ghost Is Born, has been bumped back to June 22nd. "Nonesuch [Records] moved the record back two weeks to accommodate treatment and recovery," says Wilco publicist Deb Bernadini.

A European promotional tour set for last week was canceled to give Tweedy the chance to get treatment, but the band's only scheduled European date, a May 28th engagement in Barcelona, is still in place and a spring European tour is being planned.

Wilco tour dates:

4/21: Columbia, MO, Blue Note
4/23: New Orleans, Orpheum
4/24-25: Austin, Stubb's
4/27: Santa Fe, NM, Lensic Theater
4/28: Flagstaff, AZ, Orpheum
4/29: Tucson, AZ, Rialto Theater
5/1: Indio, CA, Coachella Festival
6/6: Pittsburgh, PA, Three Rivers Arts Festival
6/7: Poughkeepsie, NY, The Chance
6/11: Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo Festival

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