Tweedy & Jason Isbell Tours!

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Love Police has announced 2016 tours for both Tweedy and Jason Isbell.

Tweedy, the group centred around Wilco founder Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year-old son Spencer, have announced dates for their debut Australian performances.

For the shows, which will include Byron’s Bluesfest, the two Tweedys will be joined by a band comprised of 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, to deliver songs from across the Tweedy, Wilco, Uncle Tupelo and Jeff Tweedy solo catalogues.

Regarded as one of contemporary music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers Jeff Tweedy started Wilco on 1994. The band have recorded nine remarkable albums and collaborated with Billy Bragg to bring to life three albums full of Woody Guthrie penned lyrics in the milestone Mermaid Avenue album series. TWEEDY – The father/son duo’s debut album titled Sukierae (sue-key-ray), featured 20 new Jeff Tweedy-written songs.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 6.

Jason Isbell, along with his band The 400 Unit, will return to Australia in March and April 2016 to play dates in Melbourne, Bendigo, Sydney and Bluesfest in Byron Bay.

Released in July,  Isbell’s new album Something More Than Free, recorded with producer David Cobb, debuted at #1 on three Billboard charts – Top Rock Album, Country Album & Folk Albums – and has set airplay records around the globe.
Isbell, who has toured Australia in the past with Ryan Adams and Justin Townes Earle plus his own headlining tour in 2014, is currently on tour in the United States and recently played four straight sold out shows at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

TWEEDY TOUR DATES:

Sunday March 20 – Meeniyan Town Hall, VIC

Monday March 21 – Recital Centre, Melbourne

Tuesday March 22 – Factory Theatre, Sydney

Also appearing at Bluesfest, Byron Bay
JASON ISBELL TOUR DATES

Tuesday March 29 – Recital Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on Sale Thursday November 5
http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2016/jason-isbell/

Thursday March 31 – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Tickets on Sale Friday November 6
www.gotix.com.au

Sunday April 3 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tickets on Sale Friday November 6
http://www.enmoretheatre.com.au

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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