Wilco confirm new album Ode to Joy, share “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)”

The band’s 11th studio album is out October 4.

July 16, 2019
Wilco confirm new album <i>Ode to Joy</i>, share “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)” Photo: Annabel Mehran  

Chicago alt-country heroes Wilco have announced details of their 11th studio album, Ode to Joy. The record is out on October 4 via dBpm Records, and its lead single, “Love Is Everywhere (Beware),” is streaming below. In a press release about the single, lead singer Jeff Tweedy made liberal use of capital letters:

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There MUST be more love than hate. Right?! I’m not always positive we can be so sure. In any case, I’m starting to feel like being confident in that equation isn’t always the best motivation for me to be my best self — it can kind of let me off the hook a little bit when I think I should be striving to contribute more love outside of my comfortable sphere of family and friends.

So... I guess the song is sort of a warning to myself that YES, Love IS EVERYWHERE, but also BEWARE! I can’t let that feeling absolve me of my duty to create more.

Ode to Joy will be Wilco's first album since 2016's Schmilco. Listen to “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)" below and find Wilco's extensive tour dates at the foot of the page.

Wilco Tour Dates:

Wed. Sept. 4 - Trondheim, NO @ Tapperiet &
Fri. Sept. 6 - Stavanger, NO @ Stavanger Konserthus Zetlitz &
Sat. Sept. 7 - Bergen, NO @ USF Verftet &
Sun. Sept. 8 - Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene &
Tue. Sept. 10 - Copenhagen, DK @ Den Gra Hal &
Thu. Sept. 12 - Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom &
Fri. Sept. 13 - Cologne, DE @ Carlswerk Victoria &
Sat. Sept. 14 - Hamburg, DE @ Elbphilharmonie - SOLD OUT
Sun. Sept. 15 - Warsaw, PL @ Progresja &
Wed. Sept. 18 - Zürich, CH @ Volkshaus *
Thu. Sept. 19 - Milan, IT @ Fabrique *
Fri. Sept. 20 - Padova, IT @ Gran Teatro Geox *
Sun. Sept. 22 - Paris, FR @ Le Trianon *
Mon. Sept. 23 - Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg Grote Zaal *
Tue. Sept. 24 - Antwerp, BE @ De Roma * - SOLD OUT
Thu. Sept. 26 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands *
Fri. Sept. 27 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall *
Sat. Sept. 28 - London, UK @ Eventim Apollo *
Tue. Oct. 8 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage (w/ special guest Lord Huron)
Thu. Oct. 10 - Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
Fri. Oct. 11 - Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
Sat. Oct. 12 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall - SOLD OUT
Sun. Oct. 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel - SOLD OUT
Tue. Oct. 15 - Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Wed. Oct. 16 - Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Fri. Oct. 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Sat. Oct. 19 - Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theatre
Sun. Oct. 20 - Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
Tue. Oct. 22 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom - SOLD OUT
Wed. Oct. 23 - Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory
Fri. Oct. 25 - Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
Sat. Oct. 26 - Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater - SOLD OUT
Sun. Oct. 27 - Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater - SOLD OUT
Mon. Nov. 4 - Grand Rapids @ 20 Monroe Live
Tue. Nov. 5 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium
Wed. Nov. 6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
Fri. Nov. 8 - Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion
Sat. Nov. 9 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Sun. Nov. 10 - Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
Tue. Nov. 12 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Murat Theatre
Wed. Nov. 13 - Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace
Thu. Nov. 14 - St. Louis, MO @ Fabulous Fox Theatre
Fri. Nov. 15 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Paramount Theatre
Sun. Nov. 17 - Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Tue. Nov. 19 - Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Wed. Nov. 20 - Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theatre
Sat. Jan. 18 - Tue. Jan. 21 - Riviera Maya, MX @ Hard Rock Hotel

&= w/ Spiral Stairs
*= w/ Ohmme

Wilco confirm new album Ode to Joy, share “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)”