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Friday, August 1, 2008

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Wilco Reissue LP, Announce Month-Long Tour

The other night I was listening to my iPod and I Am Trying to Break Your Heart by Wilco came up on random shuffle. I was immediately whisked back to the summer of 2002 when I was listening to this record with fresh ears and I remembered the huge effect it had on me at that time. Tempered by occasion and familiarity, the disc has now become one of my all time favourite recordings; that song, particularly responsible for that.

In the ‘Every Thing Old is New Again’ Department… Wilco have reissued that breakthrough recording, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot in a deluxe audiophile vinyl package. The Chicago six-piece will also kick off their recently announced tour tomorrow with the 2008 edition of Lollapalooza in their hometown. Select tour dates to follow, alongside such indie darlings as Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes. Jeff Tweedy will follow that up with a number of solo dates overseas.

Wilco Tour Dates:

August 2 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
August 4 - Indianapolis, IN - White River State Park (with Bon Iver)
August 6 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre (with Bon Iver)
August 7 - Charleston, SC - North Charleston PAC (with Bon Iver)
August 8 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Ampitheatre (with Bon Iver)
August 9 - Baltimore, MD - Virgin Music Festival
August 10 - Wilmington, DE - Grand Opera House (with Jennifer O'Connor)
August 12 - Lenox, MA - Tanglewood (with Andrew Bird)

August 13 - Brooklyn, NY - McCarren Pool (with Jennifer O'Connor)
August 16 - Jackson Hole, WY - Jackson Hole Music Festival
August 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden (with Fleet Foxes)
August 20 - Boise, ID - The Winery at Eagle Knoll (with Fleet Foxes)
August 21 - Spokane, WA - INB Performing Arts Center (with Fleet Foxes)
August 23 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Ampitheatre (with Fleet Foxes)
August 24 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

Jeff Tweedy Solo Dates:

September 2 - Heineken Green Space - Valencia
September 3 - Palma Auditorium - Palma de Mallorca
September 5 - Palau Altea - Altea
September 6 - Auditorio Y Centro de Congresos Victor Villegas – Murcia

1 comment:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Jeff Tweedy did a solo stint here a few years ago at the folk fest and really put on an incredible performance. But of course the whole band together is just incredible, aren't they? Everyone in our family has a different favourite Wilco album, mine being the aforementioned Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.