Photo by Stuart Levine
Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have added more dates to their recently announced ‘Fireside LIVE’ summer run. The eight newly added shows will take place in June and July, 2021.
The sole June date to be added is a June 22 engagement at The Drive at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem, N.C. Trucks and Tedeschi also confirmed a pair of two-night runs in Connecticut, the first on July 6 and 7 at the new Westville Music Bowl in New Haven, Conn. and the second on July 13 and 14 at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Conn.
The remaining shows are all single-night events; the band will stay on the East Coast for a July 17 show in Gilford, N.H., a July 23 show in Shelburne, Vt. and finally a July 24 gig at Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
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.”
Public on sale for these shows begins this Friday, May 7. For more information and to purchase tickets, head to TedeschiTrucksBand.com/Tour.
Check out the full list of newly added dates below:
New Fireside LIVE Dates:
June 22 – Winston-Salem, NC – The Drive at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
July 6 & 7 – New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl
July 13 & 14 – Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse
July 17 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion At Meadowbrook
July 23 – Shelburne, VT – Shelburne Museum
July 24 – Martha’s Vineyard, MA – Beach Road Weekend