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Published: 2013/09/09

Members of Wilco and The National Collaborate, Jeff Tweedy Confirms Solo Tour

Members of The National and Wilco shared the stage at St. Louis, MO’s LouFest on Saturday. During Wilco’s set, the members of The National, who also performed at the festival, sat in on “California Stars.” In addition, Jeff Tweedy, who grew up in the arena, celebrated his roots by performing his old band Uncle Tupelo’s “New Madrid” as well as another staple from his former group’s catalog, Doug Sahm’s “Give Back the Key to My Heart.”

Tweedy also led a version of “Happy Birthday” for his dad Bob’s 80th and honored his brother Greg, who passed away last week and to St. Louis musician Bob Reuter, who also died, with a version of “Born Alone.” Wilco will perform at Austin, TX’s Zilker Park on October 5 as part of the ACL Festival.

In related news, Tweedy has confirmed a solo tour. The Wilco frontman will play a series of West Coast dates in addition to his previously confirmed San Francisco appearances. His upcoming shows will include stops at Kansas City, MO’s Uptown Theater (12/3), Denver, CO’s Paramount Theatre (12/5), Salt Lake City, UT’s Kingsbury Hall (12/6), Seattle, WA’s Moore Theatre (12/8), Davis, CA’s Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts (12/10), San Francisco, CA’s The Fillmore (12/11-12), Santa Barbara, CA’s The Granada Theatre (12/13), Los Angeles, CA’s Largo at the Coronet (12/15), Los Angeles, CA’s Largo at the Coronet (12/16), Los Angeles, CA’s Largo at the Coronet (12/18) and Los Angeles, CA’s Largo at the Coronet (12/19).

Here’s a look at Wilco’s setlist via their Facebook page

Wilco, September 7, 2013, LouFest, St. Louis, MO

Misunderstood
Forget the Flowers
Give Back the Key to My Heart
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Art of Almost
I Might
Via Chicago
Handshake Drugs
Impossible Germany
Born Alone
California Stars*
Box Full of Letters
Happy Birthday (for Bob Tweedy)
Heavy Metal Drummer
I’m the Man Who Loves You
Casino Queen
Hoodoo Voodoo

*w/ members of The National

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Chicago Stealth Show September 10, 2013, 00:38:50

Anybody else hearing Tweedy is playing a solo show for happy hour Saturday at “Spin” 3200 North Halsted at 7 sharp Fri? I am just going. I think this is a pretty downlow show for crew and family and those who know.

timmy September 10, 2013, 20:54:37

So what you mean is members of The National joined Wilco. Not “members of Wilco and The National collaborate” The lack of basic English skills on this site is consistent at least.

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