Photo by Rick Martinez

Derek Trucks Band will take a break from touring in 2010. A note from the band reads, “After 16 years of relentless touring, a fantastic 2009 that featured the release of Already Free and a World Tour that brought the band to more than a dozen countries on four continents, The Derek Trucks Band is taking a hiatus in 2010. There are still a number of DTB dates scheduled throughout November and December of 2009.”

While off the road, the Derek Trucks Band will release a live CD culling highlights from the band’s Already Free Tour. The release will be the band’s first live album since 2004’s Live At Georgia Theatre . With the Allman Brothers Band scaling back its tour schedule in 2010 as well, Trucks is expected to focus on a new group with his wife Susan Tedeschi (which like their Soul Stew Revival may well include members of the DTB), among other projects.

Derek Trucks Band Dates

November 4 Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Theatre (MiZ Support)
November 5 New London, CT — Garde Arts Center (Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band Supports)
November 6 Rutland, VT Paramount Theatre
November 7 Montreal, QC — Métropolis (Dawn & Paul Support)
November 10 Charlottesville, VA Old Cabell Hall (Univ. of Virginia)
December 2 Atlanta, GA — Variety Playhouse (Col. Bruce & The Quark Alliance Support)
December 3 Atlanta, GA — Variety Playhouse (Tinsley Ellis Supports)
December 4 Mobile, AL — (Col. Bruce & The Quark Alliance Support)
December 5 Macon, GA Fly South Music Festival
December 6 Tampa, FL — The Ritz Ybor (Col. Bruce & The Quark Alliance Support)
December 10 New York, NY — Skirball Center For The Performing Arts (Shannon McNally Supports)
December 11 Peekskill, NY — Paramount Center (Shannon McNally Supports)
December 12 Westhampton Beach, NY — Westhampton Beach PAC
December 13 Albany, NY — The Egg (Shannon McNally Supports)