Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive By Truckers, Marcus King Band
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH
6:30pm show, Buy Tickets
Tedeschi Trucks Band is set to hit the road this summer for the fourth installment of their annual multi-band Wheels of Soul summer tour. Unrivaled in their blend of American soul, blues, rock and country, the 12-member Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband and wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, offers a one-of-a-kind concert experience. This year, the Wheels of Soul tour will feature two highly acclaimed special guests Drive-By Truckers and opener The Marcus King Band. The five-week tour will kick off in Jacksonville June 29 and wrap up with two nights at Red Rocks in Colorado July 28 and July 29. (See itinerary below)
Growing larger and more successful each year, the Wheels of Soul tour has established itself as a unique and can’t miss event. Hailed by audiences and critics as “a champion of the summer concert season” (Cincinnati.com) and “a musically pure and soulful night of music” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), the annual summer series is loved for its incredible musicianship, stage collaborations, and unpredictable set lists. During last year’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,” saysTrucks. “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.
Now in their ninth year, Tedeschi Trucks Band carries a distinguished reputation as one of the premier live bands performing today. Critics around the world have praised the collective for their world-class performances. “Downright spiritual,” says No Depression. A “major force in American music,” with “unassailable musicianship across the board,” raves the Austin American Statesman. The band is currently working on a fourth studio album, which follows their recent live/film release, Live From the Fox Oakland (2017), nominated for a Grammy in the Best Contemporary Blues Albumcategory. Fans can expect to hear them road testing some of the new tunes over the summer run.
Drive-By Truckers are a southern American rock band, hard-edged and finely honed, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band continues their outspoken craft with its critically-acclaimed American Band, the most provocative album in their extraordinary canon. They followed with a 7” live version of the track “What It Means” as well as a new song, “The Perilous Night,” which they have been playing live to the delight of fans around the country.
Having spent the last year playing ever-larger venues and festivals to a burgeoning fan base, The Marcus King Band performs a fiery brand of psychedelic soul, rock & roll from the South that led thePhiladelphia Inquirer to proclaim, “Marcus King is about to become a Southern rock guitar superstar.” In 2017, the band released the Due North EP, the follow up to their 2016 self-titled LP that captured the energy of the band’s amazing live show and the talent of a rising young singer-songwriter reaching well beyond his years. The band made their network TV debut last year on CBS This Morning Saturday, and King made the cover of Guitar Player as one of “10 Young Players Spreading the Gospel of Kick-Ass Guitar.”
Tedeschi Trucks Band Itinerary – Wheels of Soul Summer Tour 2018
All dates with special guest Drive-By Truckers and opener The Marcus King Band
July 20 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @White River State Park
July 21 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphiteatre @ Freedom Hill
July 22 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
July 25 Southaven, MS BankPlus Amphiteatre at Snowden Grove
July 26 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
July 28 & 29 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre