Tweedy 2016

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TWEEDY
TOURING AUSTRALIA MARCH 2016

Tweedy, made up of Wilco founding member and leader Jeff Tweedy and his eighteen year old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy, will embark on a run of dates, their first ever here in Australia, in March 2016.

They will play shows in Meeniyan, Melbourne, Sydney and Bluesfest in Byron Bay.

The band, Spencer Tweedy (The Blisters, Mavis Staples) on drums, features Jim Elkington (The Horse’s Ha, Eleventh Dream Day) on additional guitars, Darin Grey (On Fillmore, Brise-Glace) on bass and Liam Cunningham (Marrow) on keyboards, will be performing songs from the Tweedy, Wilco, Uncle Tupelo and Jeff Tweedy solo catalogues.

Regarded as one of contemporary music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers Jeff Tweedy started Wilco in 1994. The band have recorded eight remarkable albums and collaborated with Billy Bragg to bring to life three albums full of Woody Guthrie penned lyrics in the milestone Mermaid Avenue album series.

His latest project, Tweedy, is a musical collaboration with his 18 year old son Spencer titled Sukierae (sue-key-ray), which features 20 new Jeff Tweedy-written songs.

The album was met with universal praise with Rolling Stone announcing “Sukierae – the first such outing by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, serves mostly to confirm what we already know: Pop Tweedy is one of the most emotionally fluent American songwriters around. It all adds up to another tour de force from a guy who’s made a few” and The Music “It remains a Tweedy Snr affair in both scope and composition, and proves a fascinating foray into hitherto uncharted waters.”

Supporting in Melbourne and Sydney will be Those Pretty Wrongs who combine Big Star’s Jody Stephens along with Luther Russell of the Freewheelers. This acoustic dynamo started when Stephens was asked to perform Big Star songs to support screenings of the documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me and needing someone else he called Russell. The results saw a debut 7″ single featuring the tracks “Lucky Guy” and “Fool of Myself” released in 2015.

Jeff Tweedy is not regarded as one of music’s most influential artists by mistake or accident. Come and see why.

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Date City Venue
20/03/16 Meeniyan, VIC Meeniyan Town Hall
Time: 8:00pm. *SOLD OUT*
21/03/16 Melbourne, VIC Melbourne Recital Centre
Time: 8:00pm.
With special guests Those Pretty Wrongs
Tickets available from Melbourne Recital Centre
22/03/16 Sydney, NSW Factory Theatre
Time: 8:00pm.
With special guests Those Pretty Wrongs
Tickets available from Factory Theatre
27/03/16 Auckland, NZ Powerstation
Time: 8:00pm. Tickets available from Powerstation

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