Tedeschi Trucks Band announce the third installment of their wildly popular Wheels of Soul Summer Tour. The 12-piece ensemble led by husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi will be supported on all dates by longtime friends and collaborators The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna. The tour is scheduled to hit some of the country’s premier outdoor venues on the most ambitious Wheels of Soul tour to date. After four consecutive sold-out shows at Red Rocks for TTB, this year’s tour adds a second night at the illustrious Colorado amphitheatre, with special plans in the works to make both nights unique events.
Through it all, the annual summer run has become more than just a fan favorite, it has become a highlight for the headliners as well. “It’s been great to develop this tour into an annual event where we get a chance to hit the road and share the stage with fellow musicians we love and respect. Each year we try to find bands that share our musical vision while bringing their own unique talents to this traveling circus,” says Susan Tedeschi about the summer runs. “We go way back with Derek and Susan. They are some of our favorite friends and collaborators” says Oliver Wood of this year’s Wheels of Soul tour. Oliver co-wrote a song on TTB’s Grammy-winning debut album, ‘Revelator’, and Derek and Susan guested on the Wood Brothers 2015 release ‘Paradise’.
Derek adds that this tour offers a unique opportunity for both the musicians and fans, “Every year as the tour rolls along the collaborations between all the musicians grow and grow. It inspires and challenges us in new ways and I think that really translates to the audience when they see how much fun we’re having with our friends.” Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna) crossed paths with Derek and Susan early in their careers and their mutual admiration and kinship has grown as Jorma supported TTB on select shows in 2016. When asked about joining Wheels of Soul this year Jorma offered excitement and praise, “Tedeschi Trucks is arguably one of the greatest band in the world today. It is an honor for me and my Hot Tuna brothers to be part of this great tour”
TTB is currently on a series on North American tour dates, having just played multiple nights at the Chicago Theatre. The band plays three already sold-out nights at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC at the end of February, and ends their tour with a three-night stint at Nashville’s storied Ryman Auditorium before a European tour in the spring. A live TTB record is in the works and will be announced later this year.
For more than four decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable acoustic and electric music ever. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady are former members of Jefferson Airplane, the influential San Francisco psychedelic rock band.
Fan pre-sale begins on Tuesday, January 24, and tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, January 27. Current Wheels of Soul 2017 dates listed below (Additional dates and on-sale information to be announced shortly).
Itinerary – Wheels of Soul Summer Tour 2017
July 1 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 2 – Essex, VT (Burlington) – Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Exposition
July 3 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 5 – Vienna, VA (DC)* -Wolf Trap
July 8 – Rochester, NY – Highland Bowl
July 9 – Simsbury, CT – Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
July 12 – Virginia Beach, VA** – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 14 – Raleigh, NC** – Red Hat Amphitheater
July 15 – Atlanta, GA*** – Fox Theatre
July 16 – Charlotte, NC** – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
July 21 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
July 22 – Huber Heights, OH (Dayton) – Rose Music Center
July 23 – Rochester, MI (Detroit) – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
July 25 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
July 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Casino
July 29-30 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
*On sale March 18th
**On sale February 10th
***On sale February 3rd
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