Jeff Tweedy Opens Tour With Wilco Classics, Uncle Tupelo Material
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy opened his latest solo acoustic tour last night with a show at Kansas City’s Uptown Theater. The 22-song setlist touched on material from Tweedy’s past projects, including Uncle Tupelo and Loose Fur, his collaboration with Jim O’Rourke and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche.
Along with Wilco material such as “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart,” “Passenger Side” and cuts from Wilco’s latest release The Whole Love like “Dawned on Me,” Tweedy dug into “The Ruling Class,” from his Loose Fur catalog as well as the show-closing “Acuff-Rose” from Uncle Tupelo’s past. Another Uncle Tupelo tune, “New Madrid,” also found its way into the setlist. The song is aptly named after a town in Missouri and tells the story of an absurd prediction of an apocalyptic earthquake in New Madrid.
The tour continues on December 5 at Denver’s Paramount Theatre.
In other Jeff Tweedy news, the guitarist will play an intimate benefit concert on January 6 at the Up Comedy Club in Chicago, IL. Tweedy will be the musical act at “Our Living Room Show,” a show benefitting the Letters to Santa program. The evening is presented by the Chicago comedy group The Second City. Tickets are available here.
Here’s a look at the full setlist from last night:
Jeff Tweedy, December 3, 2013, Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Remember the Mountain Bed
A Long Time Ago
Dawned on Me
One True Vine
The Ruling Class
You And I
Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard
Laminated Cat (aka Not For the Season)
The Thanks I Get
Shot in the Arm