Wilco has cancelled an eight-date U.S. tour to allow lead singer Jeff Tweedy additional time to undergo rehabilitation for an addiction to painkillers. The trek was set to kick off April 21 in Columbia, Mo., and culminate May 1 at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Ticketholders can obtain refunds for all of the shows except Coachella via local venues.
It is unclear if Wilco will be replaced by another act in the Coachella lineup. “Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We fully expect all dates after May 1 to go off as scheduled,” the band writes on its official Web site.
Wilco will resume touring May 28 at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. The group then returns to the United States for four shows, including the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. A month-long European tour will get underway June 20 in Oslo.
The group’s highly anticipated new album, “A Ghost Is Born,” will arrive June 22 via Nonesuch. The set can be streamed from Wilco’s official Web site.
Here are Wilco’s cancelled tour dates:
April 21: Columbia, Mo. (Blue Note)
April 23: New Orleans (Orpheum)
April 24-25: Austin, Texas (Stubb’s BBQ)
April 27: Santa Fe, N.M. (Lensic Theatre)
April 28: Flagstaff, Ariz. (Orpheum Theatre)
April 29: Tucson, Ariz. (Rialto Theatre)
May 1: Indio, Calif. (Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival)