Last night the Tedeschi Trucks Band performed for a capacity crowd at the Central Park Summerstage as the season opening concert and while I wish that I could say that this was sold out, I alas cannot because the wonderful bluesy experience was absolutely free. How cool is that? Pretty damn awesome if you ask me, and one of the other bits of awesome that also happened yesterday was their announcement about a four show Fall residency at the beautiful Beacon Theatre. Sorry that I could not get this to you then but I was rushing off to the concert I mentioned so I hope you will understand. Below you will find the lightly edited press release and some added notes from me. Take a look.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Returns for Four Shows at Beacon Theatre this Fall
5th Consecutive Annual Multiple-Night Residency with Special Guests
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY MAY 21 AT 10:00AM
The Press Release:
NEW YORK, NY Monday, May 18, 2015 — Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Grammy Award-winning blues rock tour de force, continues its Beacon Theatre tradition with a return to one of the Big Apple’s most venerated stages for a fifth consecutive year, appearing four nights – Friday, September 25, Saturday, September 26, Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 at 8:00pm.
“We look forward to the Beacon every year – it’s like a second home for us,” says guitarist Derek Trucks. “There’s something about playing on that stage that makes you raise your game.”
A tradition since 2011, the 11-piece powerhouse has invited special friends to open both weekends, with this year’s selected artists among America’s finest R&B, roots, and blues performers including Los Lobos (9/25) and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (9/26). The opening guest for October 2 will be announced soon, while the final night, October 3, will feature a very special two set evening with Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Tickets go on sale to the public Thursday, May 21 at 10:00am and for the first time, the band has arranged a limited number of “TTB Beacon Balcony Bargain” tickets at the back of the balcony each night with all fees included for $29.50 All other tickets are priced at $49.50, $83.50 and $125, plus applicable fees. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com, BeaconTheatre.com and by calling 866-858-0008.
The return to the Beacon adds to the band’s growing reputation of delivering one-of-a kind, unforgettable performances in New York City, following its most recent area appearance- kicking off the 30th year of Central Park’s SummerStage concert series Monday, May 18. Led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, the seasoned ensemble has captured the admiration of both concert audiences and critics worldwide. Rolling Stone described their New Orleans JazzFest set last month as “a masterful binding of spiritual-blues prowess.” With guitarist Derek Trucks’ 15 year tenure with The Allman Brothers Band wrapped up, the band has fully dedicated itself to expanding its legendary live performances with an increasing repertoire of soulful neo-classics includingnew material the band has been working on for their next album.
Formed in 2010 with a spirit of adventure that saw Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks shelve their equally successful solo careers, Tedeschi Trucks Band debuted big with its Grammy Award-winning Revelator, 2012’s dynamic live follow up, Everybody’s Talkin’, and most recently 2013’s Made Up Mind bolstering the Jacksonville-based group’s growing reputation as the preeminent blues-rock leader. Driven by Trucks, #16 of the top 100 Guitarists of All Time (Rolling Stone), and Tedeschi, blessed with a voice that passionately delivers a range of powerful R&B belters to gentle ballads, the group enlists two drummers, two vocalists, a three-piece horn section, bass, and a multi-instrumentalist keyboard player for what is a greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts collective.
For over 40 years, Los Lobos has remained an American roots rock treasure, bringing blues, soul, rock-and-roll, and Tex-Mex genres together in a blend that has both sold millions of records and garnered multiple Grammy awards. Equally adept acoustically or as an electrified unit, the quintet out of East L.A. has been an innovative musical force and a champion of traditional musical forms from cumbias and Mexican folk standards to rock classics like “La Bamba.”
In just four years, funk/soul/R&B singer Charles Bradley has led a remarkable against-all-odds rise as a triumphant Daptone/Dunham Records recording artist. With a captivating style reminiscent of James Brown and Otis Redding, Bradley’s music celebrates the vintage sound of 1960s and ‘70s funk and soul. His story, from life on the streets to soldier in Vietnam to celebrated soul singer, is the subject of the critically-hailed 2012 documentary, Soul of America.
NYC Tour Dates:
Friday, September 25
Saturday, September 26
Friday, October 2
Saturday, October 3
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now before I say anything else, I should admit that I am one of the newbies to the musical magic that Derek and Susan are putting out there with the group and have only seen them in concert twice. The first time was at Varvatos Clothing Store down where the old CBGB’s used to be and the second was only about twelve hours ago in Central Park. That said I must say that I am totally sold on their presentation and think that any fan of great music being delivered with pristine skill will enjoy their material. I am going to do my best to be a part of one of these Beacon Theatre residency dates so I can enjoy that music in the incredible sounding space that the theater is. You should do the same if at all possible. So what do you readers think about this tour announcement? Drop some comments in below with your opinions as I am always interested in them.
Official Website: http://tedeschitrucksband.com/