Tedeschi Trucks Band is kicking 2018 off in full motion with a packed itinerary this winter. Following their two month tour this January and February, the husband-and-wife duo will take some time off before leaping into another marathon this summer for their annual “Wheels of Soul” tour. The multi-band tour will feature special guests Drive-By Truckers and opener The Marcus King Band for five weeks, kicking off in the southeast in late June and wrapping up with two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado July 28 and July 29. The “Wheels of Soul” tour has established itself as a unique concert experience over the last four years, welcoming incredible musicianship, stage collaborations, and unpredictable setlists, on every stop across the country.

According to a press release, during last summer’s tour–which brought Tedeschi Trucks Band together with The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna–TTB performed more than 70 different songs and broke its own attendance records, selling out the majority of the dates. Previous Wheels of Soul bills have included Los Lobos/North Mississippi Allstars (2016) and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings/Doyle Bramhall II (2015).

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 Derek Trucks in a statement. “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 on stage over the summer”. Trucks and King also collaborated on The Marcus King Band’s self-titled 2016 release, for which Trucks recorded 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. The excitement overwhelms King, as he explains, “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.”

Tickets will be available for fan pre-sale starting Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10am local time. The public on-sale for most cities is Friday, January 12, 2018. Visit the band’s website for further ticketing details.

Tedeschi Trucks Band Itinerary – Wheels of Soul Summer Tour 2018 // With special guests Drive-By Truckers and opener The Marcus King Band

June 29 soon to be announced
June 30 Tuscaloosa, AL* Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
July 1 Charleston, SC* Volvo Car Stadium
July 3 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 6 Hartford, CT The Xfinity Theatre
July 7 Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion
July 8 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
July 10 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC
July 11 soon to be announced
July 13 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek
July 14 soon to be announced
July 15 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 17 Buffalo, NY Artpark
July 18 Burgettstown, PA* KeyBank Pavilion
July 20 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @White River State Park
July 21 Detroit, MI Michigan Lottery Amphiteatre @ Freeom Hill
July 22 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
July 26 St. Louis, MO* Fox Theatre
July 28 & 29 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
(*) – new Wheels of Soul markets

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Jan 13 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park / Sunshine Music Festival #
Jan 14 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park / Sunshine Music Festival #
Jan 17 Pensacola, FL Saenger Theatre
Jan 19 Macon, GA City Auditorium
Jan 20-21 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Jan 23 Ames, IA Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center
Jan 25, 26, 27 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Feb 8 Wilkes-Barre, PA F.M. Kirby Center
Feb 9-10 Washington DC Warner Theatre (4 nights)
Feb 13-14 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie
Feb 16-17 Washington DC Warner Theatre
Feb 20-21 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre
Feb 23-24 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium (4 nights)
Feb 27 Lafayette, LA Heymann Performing Arts Center
Feb 28 Jackson, MS Thalia Mara Hall
Mar 2-3 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Apr 13 Tallahassee, FL Capital City Amphitheatre
Apr 14 Savannah, GA Savannah Music Festival
# – w/ Mike Gordon, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Hot Tuna, Galactic, Foundations of Funk, Eric Krasno and more.

[photo: Derek McCabe]