Wilco Debut “Tired Of Taking It Out On You”

Wilco have shared new single "Tired Of Taking it Out On You." The track is off the band's forthcoming release Cruel Country, out May 27, dBpm
Wilco drop new single "Tired Of Taking it Out On You"

Wilco, will release their new album Cruel Country, on May 27th via dBpm Records. Ahead of the release, the band have shared, “Tired Of Taking It Out On You,” and have also announce a North American tour. In addition, Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival is right around the corner, May 27-29 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. For the first time, Solid Sound Festival sets from Wilco and Jeff Tweedy will be available to livestream via Flymachine. The band will perform Cruel Country live for the first time at the festival.

“I’ve realized over the years that a lot of the songs I’ve written have worked as reminders to myself to pay attention to various things,” says Tweedy. “Sometimes I think I’ve figured out how the world works in some small way, and I worry I’ll forget it if I don’t sing it back to myself occasionally. This song, I believe, is going to come in handy for just that purpose. I’m a person who needs to stay alert to how I’m treating others when I’m not feeling my best. And now that I mention it, when I look around, it seems like a lot of us have been taking things out on each other when we would be better served striving for understanding and empathy. I’m just trying to be honest with myself, and I guess I’m hoping if this song can help me focus on that, maybe someone else could find it useful in the same way.”

Cruel Country is comprised, almost entirely, of live takes, with just a handful of overdubs, and is by Tweedy’s own definition, the band’s first Country music album. Everyone – Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen, Pat Sansone and Nels Cline – was in the room, playing together at The Loft in Chicago. “It’s a style of recording that forces a band to surrender control and learn to trust each other, along with each others’ imperfections, musical and otherwise,” says Tweedy. Cruel Country is an “American music” album about “America.” If you listen closely, there’s a rough chronology of how we got here, to present-day USA. It is an album that doesn’t shy away from troubles, and there’s no denying that we’re still living in a very troubled time. “Country music is simply designed to aim squarely at the low-hanging fruit of the truth,” says Tweedy. “If someone can sing it, and it’s given a voice… well, then it becomes very hard not to see. We’re looking at it. It’s a cruel country, and it’s also beautiful. Love it or leave it. Or if you can’t love it, maybe you’ve already left.”

Wilco Tour Dates 2022
(new shows in bold)

Fri. May 27 – Sun. May 29 – North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
Sat. Jun. 11 – Oslo, NE @ Loaded Festival
Mon. Jun. 13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
Tue. Jun 14 – Koln, DE @ E-Werk
Thu. Jun 16 – Frankfurt, DE @ Alte Oper
Fri. Jun. 17 – Zeebrugge, BE @ Zeebrugge Beach Festival
Sat. Jun. 18 – Kent, UK @ Black Deer Festival
Mon. Jun. 20 – San Sebastian, ES @ Auditorio del Centro Kursaal
Tue. Jun 21 – Zaragoza, ES @ Parque Grande Jose Antonio Labordeta
Wed. Jun. 22 – Barcelona, ES @ Poble Espanyol
Fri. Jun. 24 – Valencia, ES @ Auditorio Casa de la Cultura de Burjassot
Sat. Jun. 25 – Murcia, ES @ Plaza De Toros Murcia
Mon. Jun. 27 – Madrid, ES @ Noches Del Botanico
Tue. Jun. 28 – Madrid, ES @ Noches Del Botanico
Fri. Jul. 1 – Beuningen, NL @ Down The Rabbit Hole Festival
Fri. Aug. 12 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theatre
Sat. Aug. 13 – Bellevue, NE @ Outlandia Festival
Sun. Aug. 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Tue. Aug. 16 – Newport, KY @ PromoWest Pavilion Outdoor at OVATION
Wed. Aug. 17 – Interlochen, MI @ Interlochen Center for the Arts/Kresge Auditorium
Thu. Aug. 18 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Sat. Aug. 20 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
Sun. Aug. 21 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang
Tue. Aug. 23 – Lafayette, NY @ Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards
Wed. Aug. 24 – Burlington, VT @ The Green at Shelburne Museum
Thu. Aug. 25 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sat. Aug. 27 – New Haven, CT @ Westville Music Bowl
Mon. Aug. 28 – Martha’s Vineyard, MA @ Beach Road Weekend
Fri. Sept. 9 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
Sun. Sept. 11 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo Brewing Company Outdoors
Mon. Sept. 12 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Wed. Sept. 14 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Thu. Sept. 15 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera
Sat. Sept. 17 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Tue. Sept. 20 – Bend, OR @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater
Wed. Sept. 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Fri. Sept. 23 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sat. Sept. 24 – Bozeman, MT @ The ELM
Sun. Oct. 2 – Memphis, TN @ Mempho Fest
Tue. Oct. 4 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
Wed. Oct. 5 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
Fri. Oct. 7 – Columbia, MO @ Roots N Blues Festival

Solid Sound Festival Livestream Schedule & Details

Friday, May 27: Wilco — Performing Cruel Country
Saturday, May 28: Wilco
Sunday, May 29: Jeff Tweedy & Friends

Single-day ($20.00) and three-day ($50.00) livestream passes will be available, as well as a limited edition livestream poster and Wilco’s viewfinder. Purchase passes to the Flymachine livestream here: fly.live/solidsound-pr.

Pre-order Cruel Country by Wilco HERE