Wilco Singer/Songwriter Jeff Tweedy to Perform at Cincinnati's Music Hall Ballroom

Tweedy, who spoke and performed last year at Cincinnati's Walnut Hills High School on his book tour, returns to the Queen City on April 17

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Jeff Tweedy

Wilco frontperson Jeff Tweedy, who spoke and performed last year at Cincinnati's Walnut Hills High School on his book tour, returns to the Queen City on April 17 for a performance at Music Hall's Ballroom. Tickets for the concert go on sale this Friday (Jan. 11) at 7 p.m. at cincinnatiarts.org or in person at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall box offices. James Elkington will open Tweedy's April show.

Tweedy is supporting his solo album WARM, which was released in November. The singer/songwriter just wrapped up a string of sold-out solo shows in L.A. The tour picks up with more sold-out concerts on Feb. 27 in Iowa. The April 17 Cincinnati show is the second-to-last one on his current solo itinerary; in June, he'll rejoin the other members of Wilco for several band concerts in Europe. Wilco's Solid Sound Festival is June 28-30 in North Adams, Mass.

In November, ahead of his local visit in support of his autobiography, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. (Tweedy played a few songs and spoke on-stage at the event at WHHS with former WNKU DJ Aaron Sharpe), CityBeat chatted with Tweedy about his decision to write a book, as well as how his upbringing in the Midwest influenced his creative trajectory.

"I’ve lived in Illinois my entire life,” Tweedy said. “The easiest answer is, and this is something I probably said before, you have a lot longer to suck in the Midwest than you do if you grow up in New York, where you could have the misfortune of somebody influential seeing you when you’re just starting out and really haven’t found your voice or anything like that. There are a lot more places to rehearse (in the Midwest), a lot cheaper spaces to work your shit out. I think that’s all benefitted me because I’ve been on a pretty slow trajectory of figuring out what it is that I’m doing.”





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