The band also shared a video for new single “Tired Of Taking It Out On You” and detailed a Solid Sound Festival livestream.
Wilco laid out plans for their 2022 North American tour dates. The excursion spanning August 12 through October 5 comes in support of cruel countrya new studio album due via dBpm Records on May 27. Out today is new cruel country single “Tired Of Taking It Out On You” and a video for the track.
The extensive North American tour starts in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on August 12. Wilco focuses on the Midwest and Northeast over the remainder of the month and also hits Canada for stops in Toronto and Montreal.
After a week off, Jeff Tweedy and company start the September portion of the tour in Madison, Wisconsin on September 9. Concerts in North Dakota and South Dakota will be followed by the band’s return to Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater on September 14. Additional September shows eats in New Mexico, California, Oregon, British Columbia, Alberta and Montana. Wilco ends the trek with a two-night stand in New Orleans on October 4 and 5.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 13 at 10 am ET. Links are laid out below along with the full itinerary followed by details on the new single and a Solid Sound Festival livestream:
cruel country was recorded by the band live at their The Loft facility in Chicago. Jeff Tweedy describes the 21-track double album as “the band’s first Country music album.” Only a handful of overdubs are included on the LP.
“Tired Of Taking It Out On You” arrived with a video filmed at The Loft. Tweedy shared the following about the song:
“I’ve realized over the years that a lot of the songs I’ve written have worked as reminders to myself to pay attention to various things. Sometimes I think I’ve figured out how the world works in some small way, and I worry I’ll forget it if I don’t sing it back to myself occasionally. This song, I believe, is going to come in handy for just that purpose. I’m a person who needs to stay alert to how I’m treating others when I’m not feeling my best. And now that I mention it, when I look around, it seems like a lot of us have been taking things out on each other when we would be better served striving for understanding and empathy. I’m just trying to be honest with myself, and I guess I’m hoping if this song can help me focus on that, maybe someone else could find it useful in the same way.”
Watch the “Tired Of Taking It Out On You” video below:
Up next for Wilco is the band’s Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts May 27 – 29. Wilco will perform cruel country on Friday, May 27. The cruel country set, Wilco’s performance on Saturday, May 28 and the Jeff Tweedy & Friends set from Sunday, May 29 will be livestreamed via Flymachine. Purchase passes for the broadcast here.