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Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to release solo album

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to release solo album

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy is set to release a solo album.

Details of the album are still to be announced, but, Pitchfork reports, Tweedy will be playing songs from the album on a solo North American tour, set to start at Detroit's Masonic Temple on June 5 and finishing up at the Newport Folk Festival in July.

Tweedy will be backed by a new band on the tour, with son Spencer Tweedy on drums, Jim Elkington on guitar, Darin Gray on bass and Liam Cunningham on keys.

Tweedy recently made a guest appearance in US TV series Parks And Recreation. Tweedy appeared as the frontman of a fictional band called Land Ho!, who was lobbied by Amy Poehler's character, government worker Leslie Knope.

Wilco released their latest album The Whole Love in 2011. It followed their 2009 self-titled release.

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