Jeff Tweedy makes plans for Boston

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Jeff Tweedy has announced plans for a North American tour this fall with his newly-formed backing band. The Wilco frontman, who recently performed at the Newport Folk Festival, will return to New England next month for several shows, including a night at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Friday, September 26. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $46.

Tweedy will be touring in support of his forthcoming album, Sukierae. Scheduled for release on September 16, the new album quite a solo effort bur rather the debut of a new project with his son, 18-year old drummer Spencer. The debut from the aptly-monikered duo Tweedy features 20 new Jeff Tweedy-written songs, performed by Jeff in a musical collaboration with his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy. The album was recorded at The Loft,  Wilco’s studio, in Chicago. Five songs from Sukierae have already been released – “Low Key”, “Fake Fur Coat”, “Diamond Light”, “Wait For Love” and “Summer Noon” (streaming below) – with three more songs set to be released over the next three weeks.

On the upcoming tour, Jeff will backed by a newly-formed band featuring Spencer on drums, Darin Grey on bass, Jim Elkington on guitar and Liam Cunningham on keyboards. Despite his young age, Spencer is a longtime member of the Chicago band The Blisters and handled drum duties on the latest album by soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples.

Following the show in Boston, Tweedy will travel to Western Massachusetts for a performance at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on Saturday, September 27. Other New England shows include Portland, Maine (at the State Theatre on September 28) and Burlington, Vermont (at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts) on September 29.

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