Wilco’s masterpiece Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was surrounded in record label controversy as they were dropped by one division of Warner Bros. only to be re-signed by another. But that kind of record-label hopping should be a thing of the past now that the band has formed dBpm Records, which will “release all future Wilco recordings and more,” according to a statement from the band. ANTI- Records will distribute the albums.
“This is an idea we’ve discussed for years,” said Jeff Tweedy. “We really like doing things ourselves, so having our own label feels pretty natural to me. And, to be working with ANTI- a label that has its roots in a label that was started by a punk rock guy to sell his own records seems like a perfect fit for us.”
The band also just announced 2011 tour dates, along with a handful of Tweedy solo dates.
Jeff Tweedy Solo
March 22 Toronto Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 25 Montreal L’Olympia de Montréal
March 26 Portland, ME State Theatre
March 28 Madison, WI Capitol Theater
March 29 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall
March 30 Iowa City, IA The Englert Theatre
May 2 Montgomery, AL Montgomery PAC
May 3 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
May 5 New Orleans, LA Jazzfest
May 6 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
May 7 Denton, TX University of N. TX Auditorium
May 8 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom