Wilco Working on New Album for 2011 Release

[9 February 2011]

By Eric Allen Been

On Monday, Wilco reminded us via their official Facebook page that they’re hard at work on the follow-up to 2009’s Wilco (The Album). The Chicago-based band confirmed that their eighth LP will be out in 2011 and that a massive tour will subsequently ensue. 

Here’s the post: “Okay just a reminder: Wilco are making a record. It will be out later this year and will be followed by many, many concert dates. To quote Derek Smalls, they shall tour ‘the World and Elsewhere’ beginning in late 2011”.

The first string of tour dates, including some Jeff Tweedy solo shows, are listed below.

Jeff Tweedy Solo Dates
03-22 - Toronto, ONT - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
03-25 - Montreal, QUE - L’Olympie de Montreal
03-26 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
03-28 - Madison, WI - Capitol Theater
03-29 - Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall
03-30 - Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre

Wilco Dates
05-02 Montgomery, AL - Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
05-03 Mobile, AL - Saenger Theatre
05-05 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
05-06 Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
05-07 Denton, TX - University of North Texas Main Auditorium
05-08 Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
05-30 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival

Published at: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/136943-wilco-working-on-new-album-for-2011-release/