Wilco manufacture their own bicycle

The restored 1955 set of wheels will be won with an album pre-order

Wilco have had a single speed bicycle custom refurbished, in order to celebrate the release of their forthcoming new album, ‘The Whole Love’.

The bike will be won by a random fan who buys ‘The Whole Love’ from the pre-order website. It will be delivered at a ‘mutually agreeable tour stop’.

Todd Simeone, the maker of the bike, told Wilcoworld.net, that “Wilco and bike riding seemed like a great match.” He said:

I love to build these bikes, and I had made a very nice single speed for a friend. Jeff [Tweedy] saw it and approached me about commissioning bikes for the band. Thinking about it, the prospect of a Wilco bike was interesting to me. Not only did the name Wilco seem like it could be a bike manufacturer, but based on the music, I honestly couldn’t think of any band other than Wilco having a bike named after it.

The band have lined up 12 tracks for ‘The Whole Love’, which is due out in the UK on September 26. The LP was put together at the band’s recording studio The Loft and was self-produced.

Wilco are also due to hit the road for an October UK tour taking in London, Glasgow, Bristol and Manchester.

They will play:

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (October 24)
Manchester Academy (25)
Bristol Colston Hall (27)
London Roundhouse (28, 29)

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