Tweedy Announce Pre-Bluesfest Tour Dates

4 November 2015 | 2:14 pm | Staff Writer

The father-son side project will put on three standalone shows early next year

Tweedy, the side project of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year-old son Spencer Tweedy, have announced that they will play three dates in NSW and Victoria this coming March, as well as their scheduled show at Bluesfest in Byron Bay.

Following the release of their album Sukierae in 2014, featuring 20 songs penned by Tweedy senior, the duo were met with near-universal acclaim for their efforts. With the elder Tweedy regarded as one of the greatest modern songwriters, Tweedy (the group) will be playing songs from their album plus favorites from the Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, and Jeff Tweedy solo catalogue.

Tweedy's sound will be filled out by 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.

The tour will kick off on Sunday, 20 March, at the Meenyan Town Hall in Meenyan, Victoria, moving to Melbourne's Recital Hall on Monday, 21 March, and finishing off in Sydney's Factory Theatre on Tuesday, 22 March.

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The following weekend, Tweedy will play Byron Bay Bluesfest on both Friday and Saturday.

Those Pretty Wrongs, made of Big Star's Jody Stephens and the Freewheelers' Luther Russel, will support Tweedy in Sydney and Melbourne

Tickets for Melbourne go on sale Thursday 5 November; Meenyan and Sydney are on sale Friday 6 November.

Check out theGuide for more details.