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
Forget the Flowers
Give Back the Key to My Heart
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Art of Almost
Box Full of Letters
Happy Birthday (for Bob Tweedy)
Heavy Metal Drummer
I’m the Man Who Loves You
*w/ members of The National