In the latest number of Magic was an ad from Alias Productions (their Website is dead) which announced a Jeff Tweedy solo show in the Nouveau Casino on April 28th. It was also confirmed by Les Inrocks. I was pretty exited, as I have never seen a Jeff Tweedy solo show, but (obviously) a couple of Wilco shows.
When I tried to buy a ticket, there were none for sale. So I checked the website of the Nouveau Casino and, surprise, they announce a different show for the 28th: Dagoba (?).
So I sent a mail to the Nouveau Casino and this is the response I got (excuse the french):
Il en est que les annonceurs sont dans l’erreur. Aucun concert de jeff tweedy n’a lieu chez nous. Ce 28 avril l , il y aura bien Dagoba suivi de la soir e Santa crew !
…basically they say that the people who placed the ad are wrong.
But, of course I’m not that easily discouraged, so I sent an e-mail to Bob from Goldartist who is the touring agent for Wilco & Co in Europe. Here is what he replied:
Unfortunately Jeff Tweedy is NOT appearing at the New Casino on April 28th. It was discussed but never confirmed, and the idea scrapped many months ago. Somehow the proposed date got on to Inrocks. website. I have been constantly asking for it to be removed. I do apologise for the confusion.
I am looking at a possible Wilco date in Paris / France end of August, early September. I will keep your email on file and if this should come together I will inform you. Again apologies for the confusion.
Not really great news, but at least the confusion is cleared. Instead you can go to bt.etree.org and download some Jeff Tweedy Solo shows as Bit Torrents. I recommend this show :2005-03-05 Jeff Tweedy – Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL.
The good news is, that Wilco could be coming to Paris this year, I just hope that I won’t be on vacation..