Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy covered Billie Eilish (watch), playing drive-in show
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has been doing a regular series of livestreams with his family on Instagram throughout the coronavirus pandemic, "The Tweedy Show," that have often included covers performed by he and his sons, including Neil Young, My Bloody Valentine, Arthur Russell, Pavement, Mazzy Star, and more. On a recent episode, Jeff returned to a cover he'd previously done in April: an acoustic take on Billie Eilish's song "I Love You." It starts around 16:20 in the episode, and you can watch it below.
Meanwhile, despite the pandemic being far from over, you'll be able to see Jeff perform in person soon, too. He's playing a drive-in show on Friday, September 18 at The McHenry Outdoor Theater in McHenry, Illinois. Tickets go on sale Friday 7/31 at 11 AM CST, and here are the safety guidelines from the venue:
Can I get out of my car?
Yes, but you must stay within the confines of your space allocated to your vehicle as much as possible. You may lay in the bed of your truck or in the back of a van, you can stand next to your car, but MUST stay in your designated square of space with your party. If you are outside of the vehicle you must wear your mask at all times.
Are masks required?
Face masks are required anytime you are outside of your vehicle and in all public areas such as the concession cart, restrooms, or box office
What do I do, if I need to visit the restroom?
The bathrooms will be open, with plenty of hand soap and sanitizer available in each. We have also provided protective toilet seat covers in each stall. We just ask that you dispose of the toilet seat covers in the small garbage can in each stall. Please do NOT flush them down the toilet. Every other stall will be closed so we can sanitize them. We will then open those stalls, close the others and, in turn, sterilize those as well. There will be markers on the floor to help with the 6’ of social distancing that everyone is expected to abide by. Please be responsible with following the spacing guidelines when and where available, and of your best discretion in any places where you may not see any markers.
What do I do, if I want to purchase concessions or merch?
Merch & concession stands will be open. There will be markers on the floor to help with the 6’ of social distancing leading up to both that everyone is expected to abide by. Please be responsible with following the spacing guidelines when and where available, and of your best discretion in any places where you may not see any markers.
How do tickets work per car, person, and dedicated space?
A single car pass ticket includes entry for up to 4 people per vehicle. There must be a legal seat and seatbelt for every passenger inside the car. Based on the number of legal & available seats/seat belts beyond the 4 included tickets, a discounted upgrade can be purchased for $30 per person. If you choose to bring less than 4 people the starting base price will remain the same and will not be discounted, no minimum passenger requirement for entry.
If you have the space and the quaranteam to join you safely, we recommend doing so. It will offset the price to be cheaper per person in the party too! So come out with your squad, but keep in mind the whole party needs to fit comfortably in the dedicated space provided with your vehicle, and everyone is expected to follow those perimeter guidelines.
No parking available for oversized vehicles (i.e. large vans, buses, motorhomes, etc)
What steps are being taken to enforce social distancing, & safe dancing?
If you need to leave your car, masks are required. The State of Illinois has a mask policy in effect, we will have a zero tolerance policy on this, anyone not following this rule will be asked to put on a mask or leave the venue.
Your entire party is required and expected to responsibly stay in your dedicated space for your car and party, unless visiting an approved area where distancing must and will be enforced.
6 foot markers will be placed in these approved aforementioned areas such as concessions, merch and restrooms.
Our working staff will submit to a temperature check upon arrival, a pre-shift health screening, will be required to wear masks and receive sanitation training prior to arrival at work. All working staff will be provided and required to wear PPP including masks and gloves.
Disposal masks will also be available upon request if needed to guests.