Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Reveals “Intimate” Solo Tour, Details Third Book

Jeff Tweedy has announced a North American summer North American tour with Canadian folk artist Le Ren.

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In May, Tweedy will play two nights at the Vic Theatre in Chicago before kicking off the full tour with Le Ren, which starts on June 21 with an intimate, four-night residency at Brooklyn Made in Brooklyn, New York. Tweedy last played Brooklyn Made in 2021 for one of the first two shows at the venue.

Tweedy’s tour will continue on with stops at smaller venues in Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Boise, Boulder, and more before wrapping up with one date in Canada on July 29 in British Columbia.

News of Tweedy’s solo outing, which he shared on social media as “intimate solo performances with Jeff Tweedy,” follows Wilco‘s recent spring tour, and comes in advance of the release of his third book, World Within A Song: Music That Changed My Life And Life That Changed My Music, out November 7.

In 2020, Tweedy released his second book How to Write One Song, a follow-up to his 2018 memoir Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back).

Throughout World Within a Song, Tweedy outlines more than 50 songs that impacted his life, including tracks by Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Joni Mitchell, the Replacements, Otis Redding, Velvet Underground, and Billie Eilish.

The book also delves into some of Tweedy’s own songs along with his Rememories series, short, dream-like stories from his childhood and earlier years as a musician, which he shared on his Substack Starship Casual.

“I want to talk about songs that gave me permission to be creative, to be myself,” said Tweedy in a statement. “To say something that was hard to say. I’ll be telling stories from my life, focusing on a true-to-memory style of how it really felt to me, and how I experienced things emotionally. And then I want to talk about music in the same way. I want to talk about music in a way that it rarely gets talked about. I want to talk about the world within the song.”

The Wilco frontman described some of the distinctions of writing prose over a song, following the release of his first book in 2018.

“I was trying to teach myself how to tell a story in clear language without being distracted by the kind of details I’d historically put into a song,” said Tweedy. “Those details don’t tend to move the narrative forward but paint a more vivid picture. You don’t need as much of that when you’re writing prose because sometimes it’s at the expense of the overall story coming across clearly.”

Tweedy released his fourth solo album, Love Is the King, in 2020, followed by Wilco’s 12th release, Love Is the King, in 2022.

5-19 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
5-20 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
6-21 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made *
06-23 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made *
6-24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made *
6-25 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made *
6-28 Washington, D.C. – The Atlantis *
7-18 St. Louis, MO – The Sheldon Concert Hall *
7-19 Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts *
7-21 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre *
7-22 Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Performing Arts Center *
7-23 Grand Junction, CO – Avalon Theatre *
7-25 Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre *
7-26 Sandpoint, ID – Panida Theater *
7-28 Carnation, WA – Timber! Festival
7-29 Vernon, British Columbia – Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

* with Le Ren

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