Wilco Plays First Set of ’13 + Tweedy Supports Same-Sex Marriage

HT faves Wilco have been off the road for five months (with the exception of a one-off gig at Vail in December) which for many bands isn’t a particularly long time but for these road warriors that much time off is a rarity. Jeff Tweedy and Co. kicked off a three-week tour of Australia, New Zealand and Japan yesterday with a set at West Coast Blues ‘N’ Roots Festival in Freemantle, Australia.

[Photo by Mikael Jorgensen]

The group delivered an 11-song set that included four songs from 2011′s The Whole Love, an album which hadn’t been released when Wilco last visited Australia. Here’s the complete setlist…

Set: Art of Almost, I Might, Ashes of American Flags, Born Alone, Laminated Cat (aka Not For The Season), Jesus Etc., Handshake Drugs, Impossible Germany, Dawned On Me, Shot in the Arm, I’m The Man Who Loves You

[Setlist via Wilco Facebook Page]

In other Wilco-related news, Tweedy recently penned a letter to the editor of his hometown paper voicing his support for same-sex marriage. The Wilco front man feels that “everyone should be able to marry the person he or she loves and enjoy the dignity and respect that comes with that commitment.” You can read the letter in its entirety on the Belleville News-Democrat’s website.

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