Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to release solo album

He will also embark on a solo tour this summer in North America

Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy is set to release a solo album.

Details of the album are still to be announced, but, Pitchfork reports, Tweedy will be playing songs from the album on a solo North American tour, set to start at Detroit’s Masonic Temple on June 5 and finishing up at the iconic Newport Folk Festival in July.

Tweedy will be backed by a new band on the tour, with son Spencer Tweedy on drums, Jim Elkington on guitar, Darin Gray on bass and Liam Cunningham on keys.

The frontman recently made a guest appearance in US TV series Parks And Recreation. Tweedy appeared as the frontman of a fictional band called Land Ho!, who was lobbied by Amy Poehler’s character, government worker Leslie Knope.

The programme’s producer Mike Schur explained further: “Leslie and Andy are trying to convince him to reunite for the big Unity Concert they are organising to solidify the merger of Pawnee and Eagleton.”

Wilco released their latest album ‘The Whole Love’ in 2011. It followed their 2009 self-titled release.