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Wilco will be taking their 2007 tour worldwide, with stops in Australia, Europe, and North America. The tour includes a summer slot at Bonnaroo and a series of European festivals. They’ll be touring in support of their upcoming album, Sky Blue Sky, which will be released by Nonesuch Records on May 15th (although you may have already given it a good listen).

In other Wilco news, frontman Jeff Tweedy, will be playing a solo benefit show this Friday at the Vic Theatre in Chicago (to benefit youth scholarships).

Wilco’s 2007 tour dates are as follows:

04-06 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre (Jeff Tweedy solo)
04-16 Brisbane, Australia – The Tivoli *
04-18 Melbourne, Australia – The Palais Theatre *
04-19 Melbourne, Australia – The Palais Theatre *
04-21 Sydney, Australia – Enmore Theatre *
04-22 Perth, Australia – Metropolis Fremantle *
05-19 Somerset, England – Butlins Minehead (ATP)
05-20 London, England – Shepherds Bush Empire
05-21 London, England – Shepherds Bush Empire
05-23 Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
05-24 Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus
05-25 Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
05-26 Dresden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
05-28 Stuttgart, Germany – Longhorn
05-29 Paris, France – Le Bataclan
05-30 Gent, Belgium – De Vooruit
05-31 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
06-02 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
06-13 Davenport, IA – Adler Theater
06-15 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theater
06-17 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
06-19 Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
06-20 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
06-22 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theater
06-24 Northampton, MA – The Pines
06-25 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
06-28 Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
06-29 Shelburne, VT – The Green at Shelburne Museum
06-30 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
07-07 Kongsberg, Norway – Kongsberg Jazz Festival
07-12 – 07-15 Suffolk, England – Latitude Festival
07-20 Benicassim, Spain – Festival Internacional de Benicassim

I wasn’t totally impressed with what I heard from Sky Blue Sky, but like other Wilco albums, I have a feeling this one might take a few extra listens before it really sinks in. Either way, Wilco consistently proves itself on the stage as one the better live bands touring today.

Wilco Expand World Tour [Pitchfork]

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