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Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to play intimate Austin show

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to play intimate Austin show

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Jeff Tweedy, who played with Wilco at the 2013 ACL Fest, will play an intimate solo show at the Texas Union Ballroom. Photo by Shelley Neuman

Editor's note: Tickets for Jeff Tweedy at the Texas Union Ballroom sold out in three minutes, according to a spokesperson for KUTX. We'll have more information as it becomes available. 

The Cactus Cafe announced Monday that Jeff Tweedy will be making a special Austin appearance in honor of the venue's 35th anniversary. He won't be playing at the Cactus itself, instead taking the stage at the bigger Texas Union Ballroom, Tweedy's Austin show marks the smallest venue he will play during his summer tour.

"I can't think of a better artist to help celebrate 35 years of producing unique, intimate music listening experiences," said Cactus Cafe Manager Matt Munoz of the famed Wilco frontman. Though tickets for the June 21 performance are a bit steep at $85, the 700-seat venue offers Tweedy fans a chance to see the musician up close and personal.

In addition to Wilco, which reached indie music super-stardom after the documentary, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, was released in 2002, Tweedy has had phenomenal success as a solo artist. Before Wilco, Tweedy was a member of influential alt-country band Uncle Tupelo.

Tweedy's appearance comes as the Cactus is in the midst of a year-long celebration in honor of the storied venue that has played host to such acts as the Dixie Chicks, Patty Griffin, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen and Ani DiFranco.

Tickets for the show are all general admission, and go on sale at 10 am on Friday, May 23. There will be strict limit of two tickets per person and will be available here. Since this is Jeff Tweedy, we bet these are going to sell out fast.