Jeff Tweedy & Wilco At Sydney Opera House

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[Originally Published: August 25, 2014]

Today marks Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy‘s 48th birthday. The Belleville, Illinois native formed Uncle Tupelo in the late ’80s with high school friend Jay Farrar and drummer Mike Heidorn. Just as the group was achieving commercial and critical success, Tweedy left Uncle Tupelo in 1994 to form Wilco. Wilco has gone on to release nine studio albums and a handful of Mermaid Avenue compilations with Billy Bragg featuring previously-unheard lyrics by Woody Guthrie.

We want to celebrate Jeff’s birthday by re-sharing professionally-shot video of one of our favorite Wilco shows of all-time. On April 3, 2013 Tweedy and Wilco laid down an amazing performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia. The band rolled through material from each of their studio albums with the exception of Wilco (The Album) as well as other choice selections. Wilco’s Sydney show was streamed live, leaving us with this exceptional pro-shot video to watch:

Set: Less Than You Think, Art Of Almost, I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, I Might, Via Chicago, Spiders (Acoustic), Impossible Germany, Born Alone, Laminated Cat, She’s A Jar, Say You Miss Me, Whole Love, Box Full Of Letters, Hummingbird, California Stars, Forget The Flowers, Dawned On Me, A Shot In The Arm

Encore 1: Jesus, Etc., Hate It Here, Heavy Metal Drummer, Walken, I’m The Man Who Loves You

Encore 2: The Late Greats

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