WILCO have announced details of a UK tour to follow the release of eagerly awaited new album ‘A GHOST IS BORN’.
The band start the jaunt in Birmingham on June 22, the day after the follow-up to 2002’s ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ is released.
The dates are:
Birmingham Academy (June 22)
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (23)
Glasgow QMU (July 13)
Manchester Academy (14)
London Astoria (15)
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As previously reported on NME.COM, singer Jeff Tweedy has entered a Chicago rehab centre to tackle an addiction to painkillers.
The release ‘A Ghost Is Born’ was pushed back two weeks “to accommodate (Tweedy’s) recovery”, according to a spokesperson.
The singer’s struggle was evident in the footage of ‘I Am Trying To Break Your Heart’ – the Wilcodocumentary which followed the recording of 2002’s ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ LP.
Tweedy is seen becoming sick to his stomach from a migraine while trying to mix the track ‘Heavy Metal Drummer’.
It is unknown whether Wilco will be heading out on the road to fulfil their North American touring schedule.
The dates scheduled so far are:
Columbia Blue Note (21 April)
New Orleans Orpheum (23)
Austin Stubb’s (24-25)
Santa Fe Lensic Theatre (27)
Flagstaff Orpheum (28)
Tucson Rialto Theatre (29)
Indio Coachella Festival (May 1)
Pittsburgh Three Rivers Arts Festival (6)
Poughkeepsie The Chance (7)
Manchester Bonnaroo Festival (11)