Wilco Taps Vic Chesnutt For Troubadour Tour

Wilco and Vic Chesnutt, two of the most critically lauded artists on the folk rock circuit today, have agreed to team up for a joint East Coast tour, although organizers are still fleshing out the proposed three-week itinerary.

Wilco is currently overseas making the concert rounds in Europe, but will return to the states on April 14 to kick-off a North American outing in support of its just-released album, "Summer Teeth." Last year the group drew raves for its collaborative effort with Billy Bragg on "Mermaid Avenue," a collection of old Woody Guthrie lyrics set to new music.

According to a representative for the group, Wilco decided to tap Chesnutt after falling for the singer-songwriter's most recent album, "The Salesman and Bernadette," his first under a new deal with Capricorn Records. "Everybody in the band adores him," Tweedy told MTV News Online, "we feel privileged to get to hear him play every night."

Early dates for the Wilco-Vic Chesnutt outing:

  • 4/14 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
  • 4/15 - Champaign, IL @ Canopy Theater
  • 4/16 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College
  • 4/17 - Toronto, ON @ The Guvernment
  • 4/19 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
  • 4/20 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
  • 4/21 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
  • 4/23 - Boston, MA @ Avalon Ballroom
  • 4/30 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm