appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night, where he performed “Let’s Go Rain,” a new single from his forthcoming solo debut WARM, out Nov. 30 through dBpm Records.
Tweedy appeared on the show to talk about his memoir, LET’S GO (SO WE CAN GET BACK): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc., which was released today, Nov. 13, through Dutton. During the interview, Tweedy touches on his musical past, mentioning how he would tell his childhood friends that he wrote and recorded Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.” He also shed some light on the naming of Wilco’s last album, Star Wars: “We wanted to call the album Cease and Desist. We were trying to get George Lucas to sue us, so we could re-release the album as Cease and Desist. It just didn’t happen.”
He goes on to perform “Let’s Go Rain,” which he calls “a joyous plea for the sweet relief of death,” on a stage complete with a mock Ark and papier-mâché thunderclouds. Watch the performance and interview below. While you’re at it, check out a 1996 Wilco performance from the Paste archives, and find the dates for Tweedy’s national book tour further down.
Jeff Tweedy Book Tour Dates:
13 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Murmrr Theatre with Community Bookstore – SOLD OUT
14 – Boston, Mass. @ Wilbur Theatre with Brookline Booksmith
15 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Free Library of Philadelphia – SOLD OUT
16 – Cincinnatti, Ohio @ Walnut Hills High School with Joseph-Beth Booksellers
17 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant with Left Bank Books – SOLD OUT
18 – Chicago, Ill. @ Music Box Theatre with The Book Cellar – SOLD OUT