Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Special Guest Openers For 2018 Beacon Residency

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band has begun rolling out some of the details of their annual residency at the Beacon Theatre. The 12-piece ensemble led by the husband-and-wife duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks will hit the New York City venue for six shows in early October on 10/5, 10/6, 10/9, 10/10, 10/12, and 10/13, respectively.The six-night run will mark the eighth consecutive year of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s annual autumn run at the storied New York City theater. The run of shows includes two weekends of two-set “Evening with TTB” performances in addition to a pair of mid-week dates that will feature special opening guests. Today, on Derek Trucks’ 39th birthday, Tedeschi Trucks Band announced the two special opening guests.Renowned singer-songwriters Steve Earle and JJ Grey will both deliver solo sets during the mid-week appearances—three-time Grammy Award winner Earle on 10/9 and rattlesnake rhythm-and-soul frontman Grey on 10/10, respectively. Tedeschi Trucks Band is known for welcoming their guests and collaborating throughout the night, so fans can expect plenty of crossover between the three bands.October 9th will also mark the 30th time the incredibly talented 12-member ensemble will play the historic venue. The band celebrated their 25th Beacon show during last year’s residency, marking the occasion by welcoming a slew of special guests including Nels Cline, Norah Jones, Jaimoe, Doyle Bramhall II, and more. Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2017 Beacon Theatre run also saw the group welcome Trey Anastasio, The Wood Brothers, Marcus King, John Medeski, and more.Prior to the Beacon run, the group will have been keeping busy on the road, including a debut appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and a summer reprise of their “Wheels of Soul Tour,” now in its fourth installment. This year, the band’s Wheels of Soul Tour also features The Marcus King Band and Drive-By Truckers.The band is currently working on a fourth studio album, which follows their recent Grammy-nominated live/film release, Live From the Fox Oakland (2017), and their last studio release, 2016’s critically acclaimed Let Me Get By.Tickets for the residency have been selling quickly. Limited tickets are available for October 9th and 10th. Currently, both Friday and Saturday nights—October 5, 6, 12, and 13—are sold out. Head here for tickets.last_img read more