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Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have added dates to their recently announced ‘Fireside LIVE’ summer run. The two have added two shows to the tour: one June 15 at the Brandon Amphitheater in Brandon, Miss., and the other on June 16 in Orange Beach, Ala. at the Wharf Amphitheater.
For the Fireside LIVE shows, Tedeschi and Trucks will be joined by a varying configuration of musicians from Tedeschi Trucks Band’s lineup depending on the show. As such, they are billing the act as ‘Tedeschi Trucks’ rather than ‘Tedeschi Trucks Band’ “as a nod to their band members who are unable to join the tour because of the challenging conditions with the current pandemic,” according to a statement.
According to a press release, the ‘Fireside LIVE shows “will be the first fully live public performances for the ensemble since February 2020, and come on the heels of the recent postponement of their annual summer Wheels of Soul Tour to . Venues will include a mix of small or reduced-capacity outdoor amphitheaters, drive-ins and pod set-ups, all of which are COVID-19 compliant and taking precautions to ensure the safety of fans, staff, band and crew.”
“We’re really looking forward to getting on the road and seeing everybody’s beautiful faces,” said Tedeschi in a statement. “Getting together earlier this year to record the Fireside Sessions was really re-energizing, and we are excited to play live in front of fans again. As much as we love performing as the full Tedeschi Trucks Band, current conditions just don’t allow for us to do that.”
The public on-sale for the new shows will begin on May 30, while the Swamp Family Fan Club and artist pre-sale will begin on May 24. For more information and to purchase tickets, head to TedeschiTrucksBand.com/Tour.