Wilco have shared a new song in reaction to the recent violence in Charlottesville that also honors the passing of Jeff Tweedy’s dad, Robert L. Tweedy. Entitled “All Lives, You Say?”, the track is available for immediate download with a charitable contribution over at the band’s Bandcamp page. Proceeds will go to Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a group dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry. You can listen to the song below.
“All Live, You Say?” is clearly a poke at “All Lives Matter”, a counter-protest that developed from the Black Lives Movement. Along with the song, the band posted:
“My dad was named after a Civil War general, and he voted for Barack Obama twice. He used to say ‘If you know better, you can do better.’ America – we know better. We can do better.” – Jeff Tweedy
Robert L. Tweedy passed away on August 4. You can find his obituary here.
As for selecting SPLC, the organization have been calling on Trump to take responsibility for a resurgence of white nationalism across the country. Following the events in Charlottesville this weekend, they released a new edition of their guide, Ten Ways to Fight Hate. You can find it here.
Wilco, who just finished up a series of summer festival appearances, are on a short break before heading back out on the road this fall. Below you can take a listen to their recent headlining set from the 2017 Newport Folk Festival, as well as check out their upcoming tour dates.
Wilco Fall Tour Dates
Sep 22 Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater Lincoln, NE
Sep 23 The Midland Kansas City, MO
Sep 24 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
Sep 26 Santa Fe Opera Santa Fe, NM
Sep 28 Abraham Chavez Theatre El Paso, TX
Sep 29 Trans-Pecos Festival Marfa, TX
Oct 1 Bass Concert Hall Austin, TX TICKETS
Oct 2 Tobin Center San Antonio, TX
Oct 3 Irving Music Factory Irving, TX
Oct 5 Orpheum Theatre Memphis, TN
Oct 7 Alabama Theatre Birmingham, AL
Oct 8 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
Oct 9 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, NC