Opening Night | Jeff Tweedy Brings Tweedy To Detroit

Earlier this week Jeff Tweedy revealed details of his new "solo" album, which features his son Spencer on drums. Last night Jeff began a solo tour at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, where he debuted his new band and a slew of new material, a bunch of which will presumably appear on the new album.

As promised, Tweedy's show was split into two distinct segments - one featuring the new band of Jeff, Spencer Tweedy on drums, Darin Gray on bass, Jim Elkington on electric guitar and Liam Cunningham on electric guitar, keyboard and backing vocals and a solo acoustic segment. Jeff and the band, dubbed TWEEDY, started the show by reeling off 13 new songs. Then, Jeff performed a string of nine older songs from his time with Uncle Tupelo and Wilco such as "Spiders (Kidsmoke)," "Passenger Side," "Jesus Etc." and "Misunderstood." TWEEDY returned for a first encore of another new tune, "Diamond Light," before Jeff returned by himself to end the evening with "I'm The Man Who Loves You" and "Acuff-Rose."

All in all, TWEEDY unveiled 14 new songs in Detroit. Surprisingly, "I'll Sing It," the tune Jeff shared in announcing his solo debut, was not performed.

Here's a look at the setlist:

Jeff and TWEEDY continue the tour tonight in Pittsburgh. Check out the remaining dates:

June 6 Three Rivers Arts Festival Pittsburgh, PA FREE
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 25 The Music Hall Portsmouth, NH
July 26 L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series Freeport, ME
July 27 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
Sept 20 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Bristol, TN

[Published on: 6/6/14]

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