Jeff Tweedy is heading out on a book tour of World Within a Song: Music That Changed My Life and Life That Changed My Music. On select dates, the Wilco frontman will invite guests including Nick Offerman, journalist (and sometime Pitchfork contributor) Amanda Petrusich, guitarist Nathan Salsburg, radio host April Baer, and others. The tour kicks off in Chicago on November 5 ahead of the book’s release on November 7 via Dutton.
World Within a Song: Music That Changed My Life and Life That Changed My Music compiles Tweedy’s reflections on songs by the Replacements, Joni Mitchell, Otis Redding, Billie Eilish, Mavis Staples, the Velvet Underground, and a few dozen others. He says his third book “is the one I probably would have written first if I were more ambitious, and if I had been a little more clear-eyed about what I care most for in this world,” namely “other people’s songs.” Check out a playlist of songs discussed in the book below.
This month, Wilco announced a new, Cate Le Bon–produced album, Cousin, with a single called “Evicted.”
11-05 Chicago, IL – The Athenaeum Theater
11-06 New York, NY – Congregation Beth Elohim *
11-07 Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
11-08 Washington, DC – Sixth & I
11-09 Cincinnati, OH – Walnut Hills High School Auditorium ^
11-10 Ann Arbor, MI – Rackham Auditorium %
11-11 Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater
11-13 Live Talks LA [Virtual] #
* with Amanda Petrusich
^ with Nathan Salsburg
% with April Baer
# with Nick Offerman