By on May 10, 2022



AUGUST 14, 2022

Tickets on sale this Friday, May 13 at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com

Wilco Release New Single, “Tired Of Taking It Out On You,”

Off Cruel Country,Out May 27th via dBpm Records


Photo Credit: Jamie Kelter Davis

“‘Falling Apart (Right Now)’] feels like fresh territory for a group 12 records and three decades into its run.” – The New York Times

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – May 10, 2022 – Wilco’s new album, Cruel Country, is out May 27th via dBpm Records. Today, they released a new single, “Tired Of Taking It Out On You,” and announced a North American tour that will include a stop in downtown Indianapolis at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park on Sunday, August 14, 2022 as part of the Jack Daniel’s Concert Series. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 13 at 10 AM local time at www.livenation.com.

Following the initial single “Falling Apart (Right Now), “Tired Of Taking It Out On You” is an earnest look of self-introspection: “I’m tired of taking it out on you // Tired of needing to // Freeze my warmth away // Tear the tears out of your quiet face.” Tweedy’s vocals unwind over muted percussion, electric and acoustic guitar, and the honeyed twang of lap steel. The video was filmed at the Loft, where Cruel Country was made.

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.

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SPONSORS: The 2022 concert series at the TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors including TCU, Jack Daniel’s, Coors Light and more. 

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