Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s “Wheels of Soul” Summer tour returns to Red Rocks this weekend for its triumphant conclusion. Known for unique collaborations and an ever-changing set list, this year’s tour includes TTB, plus Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band. Saturday, July 28 is sold out but there are still tickets available for Sunday, July 29.
The 2018 summer run has been sizzling so far and has further cemented the “Wheels of Soul” tour’s reputation as a unique and unmatched collaborative musical experience. The band has already performed more than 70 different songs and peppered their shows with well-chosen covers and a slew of guest sit-ins including Marcus King on Elmore James “The Sky Is Crying” and Joe Tex’s “Show Me” as well as DBT’s Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley on Bob Dylan’s “Going Going Gone” and Paul McCartney’s “Let Me Roll It.”
Trucks and Tedeschi are looking forward to the unique southern flavor that Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band will bring to this year’s tour. “We all draw from some of the same roots,” says Trucks. “But we also share a different perspective than your typical southern rock bands do. I have a lot of respect and admiration for the Truckers’ songwriting. It’s an honest take on the world we live in.” In King, Trucks is reminded of his early days as a talented guitar player plugging away on the road. “It’s been fun getting to know Marcus and watching him develop. He sat in with us at the Beacon and it will be great to have a chance to collaborate more onstage over the summer”. Trucks and King also collaborated on The Marcus King Band’s self-titled 2016 release, for which Trucks appeared on “Self-Hatred.”
The excitement over hitting the road is mutual. “An amazing band and great folks. It’s going to be a blast,” says Patterson Hood from Drive-By Truckers. From King: “Two years ago I saw Doyle Bramhall II, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and TTB in Charlotte, NC. I felt the electricity of the show through every part of me and said, we need to be part of this tour. It’s a blessing to be part of the energy this year.”
Following the Wheels of Soul tour, Tedeschi Trucks Band has a busy schedule that includes a two-night return to Lockn‘, a string of dates with Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival and an October reprise of their NYC Beacon Theatre residency. The 2017 slate of six shows, saw capacity crowds and featured numerous surprise special guests including Norah Jones, Trey Anastasio, Nels Cline, John Medeski and Jimmy Vivino.
Now in their ninth year, Tedeschi Trucks Band carries a distinguished reputation as one of the premier live bands performing today. They are a “major force in American music” raved Austin American Statesman, with “unassailable musicianship across the board.” They’ve also been described as “a new generation of rockers” (NPR) and “a lean mean funky blues machine (PopMatters) with “flamethrowing powers” (Hartford Courant).
The band is currently working on a fourth studio album, which follows their recent Grammy-nominated live/film release, Live From the Fox Oakland (2017), and their last studio release, Let Me Get By (2016). Fans can expect to hear them road testing some of the new tunes this summer.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Itinerary
WHEELS OF SOUL – REMAINING DATES:
7/25 Southaven, MS Bank Plus Amphitheater *
7/26 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre *
7/28 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
7/29 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
8/23 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
8/25 Arrington, VA Lockn Music Festival
8/26 Arrington, VA Lockn Music Festival
9/8 Hershey, PA Hersheypark +
9/9 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage +
9/12 Ottawa, ON City Folk Festival
9/14 Scranton, PA Montage Mountain +
9/15 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion +
9/16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Center +
10/5 New York, NY Beacon Theatre sold out
10/6 New York, NY Beacon Theatre sold out
10/9 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10/10 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10/12 New York, NY Beacon Theatre sold out
10/13 New York, NY Beacon Theatre sold out
10/30 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
11/1 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum
11/2 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum
11/3 Salinas, KS The Stiefel Theatre
11/5 Madison, WI Overture Hall
11/8 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
11/9 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
11/10 Akron, OH Akron Civic Theater
* Wheels of Soul Tour w/ Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band
+ Outlaw Music Festival w/ Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson & others.
7/29/17 Wheels of Soul Tour; Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna at Red Rocks