Fresh off the announcement of an ambitious new multi-album project, I Am The Moon, Tedeschi Trucks Band has detailed the 2022 return of its annual fall residency at New York, NY’s Beacon Theatre. The 11th-annual Tedeschi Trucks Band Beacon residency will take place over the course of seven nights and include the Derek Trucks– and Susan Tedeschi-led twelve piece’s milestone 50th show at the storied Upper West Side theater.
The residency will kick off with three straight nights on Thursday, September 29th; Friday, September 30th; and Saturday, October 1st, respectively. After a day of rest on Sunday, Tedeschi Trucks Band will once again hit the Beacon stage on Monday, October 3rd—for the 50th total time in the band’s history. Another Thursday–Saturday run on October 6th, 7th, and 8th will finally bring the engagement to a close.
“The Beacon is always a place for us to stretch out and explore musical territory,” says Trucks. “We have an incredible amount of new material coming out this year with I Am The Moon and The Beacon shows will be some of the first where we’ll be able to draw from all of it and have the space to really dig in.”
Tickets for the 2022 Tedeschi Trucks Band Beacon Theatre shows go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 13th at 11:00 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster. Swamp Family Fan Club Member pre-sale access will begin on Wednesday, May 11th at 12:00 p.m. ET. For full ticketing details, head here.
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In April, Tedeschi Trucks Band announced the coming release of I Am The Moon, an ambitious multimedia project set to arrive in stages over the course of this year. I Am The Moon takes inspiration from Layla and Majnum, an epic 12th-century Persian poem chronicling two star-crossed lovers, as well as the modern feelings of isolation brought on by the pandemic. The project will span 24 songs totaling over two hours of new music across the four installments: I. Crescent; II. Ascension; III. The Fall; and IV. Farewell.
Nizami Ganjavi‘s poem also circles back to another major inspiration for TTB, Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs. Eric Clapton‘s 1970 Derek and the Dominos album was influenced by the same poem, as he chronicled his forbidden love for the titular Layla. Tedeschi Trucks Band vocalist Mike Mattison, however, proposed flipping the narrative from Layla’s point of view.
“When Mike said, ‘Well, what does Layla think about all this?’ I thought that was an amazing way to look at the story,” Trucks explained of the concept.
Tedeschi Trucks Band will debut each visual component of I Am The Moon three days before its corresponding album as a communal viewing experience on the band’s YouTube channel. The film component will combine studio performances with atmospheric photography and imagery. The first episode, I. Crescent, will debut on Tuesday, May 31st at 9 p.m. ET.
For details on the release schedule for the various components of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s I Am The Moon, head here.