Tedeschi Trucks Band: Wheels of Soul Tour
**THIS PERFORMANCE IS AT AL LANG LIVE**
Tedeschi Trucks Band’s increasingly successful Wheels of Soul tour returns to the road in 2019 with a stop in downtown St. Petersburg at Al Lang Stadium Sunday June 30 @ 6:30 pm as part of the Al Lang Live Concert Series. Joining them are special guests Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope.
Unrivaled in their blend of American soul, blues, rock and country, the 12-member Tedeschi Trucks Band is led by the husband and wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi who have 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 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.”
About Blackberry Smoke: 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.
About Shovels & Rope: 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.
Al Lang Live Concerts @ Al Lang Stadium: 230 1st St South in downtown St. Petersburg. Overlooking Tampa Bay, this outdoor venue is one of the newest and most popular entertainment destinations in the region. Santana will be produced by Live Nation and Big3 Entertainment Group.