Tedeschi Trucks Band Concludes Wheels Of Soul 2019 Tour At The Fox Theatre
Tedeschi Trucks Band's increasingly successful Wheels of Soul tour returns to the road in 2019, for one of the most anticipated concert events of the summer. The five-week slate of 24 shows concludes with two nights at the famed Fox Theatre on August 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta.
Tickets go on-sale Friday, December 14 at 10 a.m. at FoxTheatre.org, the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, and 855-285-8499. Ticket prices range from $29 - $150 plus applicable fees. Single-event access to the Marquee Club presented by Lexus will be available for purchase on top of your show ticket. Marquee Club passes are $65 per person and includes early private entry with no lines, pre-show dinner, and access to private restrooms and bars throughout the performance as well as post-show.
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, has curated and cultivated this family-friendly experience into a highlight of the summer concert season. Each year the band selects kindred artists to join their rolling caravan, turning each night into a unique collaborative event rather than simply a three-band bill. Attracting larger audiences each successive year and expanding to new markets, critics hail the Wheels of Soul tour as "nothing short of spectacular," (Saratogian), celebrating the "life-affirming power of music played with passion, skill and artistry," (St. Louis Post Dispatch).
"The motivation and, really, the fun of Wheels of Soul is that we get to bring that spirit of musical camaraderie to a summer crowd," says Trucks. "Traveling, being outside, playing music with friends new and old. We love the limitless energy of this tour."
2018's edition featured unparalleled musicianship, plenty of onstage sit-ins with guests Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band, and broke TTB's own attendance records. The group's ever-changing setlists highlighted their evolving repertoire of more than 75 songs, including new originals such as "High and Mighty," and surprising debuts like Ray Charles' "Night Time Is the Right Time," Al Green's "Yield Not To Temptation," and Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World." Fans can expect more unforgettable moments as Tedeschi Trucks Band is joined next summer by Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope.
Celebrating in 2019 its 10th year as a group, Tedeschi Trucks Band carries a distinguished reputation earned from both audiences and critics as one of the premier live bands in the world. Led by "two of the best roots rock musicians of their generation" (NPR), TTB is recognized for their supreme musicianship and genre-defying ability to explore almost any musical territory. Beyond the road, the band is preparing the launch of a fourth studio album, which follows their recent Grammy-nominated live album/film release, Live from the Fox Oakland (2017), and their last studio release, Let Me Get By (2016). The soon to be announced new album is set for an early 2019 release.
American rock band Blackberry Smoke-made up of Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums) and Brandon Still (keyboards)-has become known for a singular sound indebted to classic rock, blues, country and folk. Since their debut in 2004, the Atlanta-based band has independently released six full-length albums and toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In 2018, they released a full-length album, Find A Light, and an accompaniment acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions.
Shovels & Rope is an award-winning husband & wife duo, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, from Charleston, SC. Their signature blend of rock, country, punk and Americana has resonated with audiences and press worldwide, including numerous national TV appearances and critical acclaim. Having "earned a reputation as fine storytellers with a gift for vibrant character songs" (Entertainment Weekly), the festival favorite is currently readying the release of a new album, a follow up to 2016's Little Seeds and 2017's Busted Jukebox, Vol 2.
The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta's premier venues for live entertainment and declared a "Top Stop of the Decade" by Venues Today Magazine. Listed as #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine, the Fox most recently won 2017's "Theatre of the Year" by the International Entertainment Buyers Association. Other notable achievements include Rolling Stone Magazine's "The Best Big Rooms in America" as part of their "Venues That Rock" series (2013), nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines, and awarded the 2011 Outstanding Historic Theatre of the Year award by the League of Historic American Theatres. For the past decade, the Fox Theatre has consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres in North America for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre has the #1 social media presence for any theatre or performing arts center in North America (2,000-5,000 seats), and for any Georgia venue according to the "Social Media Power 100" compiled by Venues Today Magazine. With 4,665 seat theatre, the Fox hosts 250 performances a year, from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies, attracting 500,000 visitors per year. In addition, the Fox hosts wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 89th year. The Fox Theatre proudly acknowledges its partners for their generous support: Coca-Cola, Lexus, Georgian Terrace Hotel, Georgia Natural Gas, Atlanta Beverage-Yuengling, Regions, Grady Health System, and Whole Foods Market. Tickets for all events are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.FoxTheatre.org, or toll free at 855-285-8499. For group sales information contact the Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at www.foxtheatre.org. Please stay connected with the Fox Theatre on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and #AtTheFox