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Jeff Tweedy—eccentric frontman for Wilco, solo artist, all-around mercurial headcase of an artist—has confirmed his rumored new tour… along with a new solo album, and a new band, to boot.

Don’t panic, Wilco fans—Tweedy isn’t dropping his day job.  He has, however, rounded up a new backing band to take on the road, which includes his 18-year-old-son, Spencer Tweedy, on drums.  Together, Tweedy and his new band will hit the road this summer to support his as-yet untitled but now officially-confirmed new solo album.  Check out the dates below.

June 5 Masonic Temple Detroit, MI

June 6 Three Rivers Arts Festival Pittsburgh, PA

June 7 Mountain Jam Hunter Mtn, NY

June 9 Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Baltimore, MD

June 10 Lincoln Theatre Washington, D.C.

June 11 The Brown Theatre on Broadway Louisville, KY

June 16 The Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI

June 17 Missouri Theatre Columbia, MO

June 18 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK

June 21 Texas Union Ballroom Austin, TX

June 22 Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX

June 24 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

July 4 Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, ON

July 6 Toronto Urban Roots Fest Toronto, ON

July 12 Taste Of Chicago Chicago, IL

July 27 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI

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Source:  The AV Club