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Grammy® Award-Winning Tedeschi Trucks Band Makes Kimmel Center Cultural Campus Debut in a Three-Night Run, June 8-10, 2017

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GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND MAKES KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS DEBUT IN A THREE-NIGHT RUN, JUNE 8–10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, April 20, 2017) –– Presented in partnership with BRE Presents, Grammy® Award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB), led by husband/wife team virtuoso guitarist Derek Trucks and guitarist-singer Susan Tedeschi, will play a three-night run at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Merriam Theater Thursday, June 8 through Saturday, June 10, 2017. On June 8, they will be supported by soulful Louisiana-based songwriter, Marc Broussard. The weekend nights (6/9 & 6/10) will feature TTB performing two full sets with no openers.   

“Each so talented in their own right , Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi brilliantly lead this band to seamless blend soul, funk, and the blues,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.  “We are thrilled to welcome these talented musicians to the Merriam for three nights.”

Formed in 2010 after Trucks and Tedeschi recorded and toured for years as successful solo artists, Tedeschi Trucks Band has quickly become the vanguard of modern roots music.  The 12-piece ensemble is a true collective; a rarity in rock-and-roll with every musician featured nightly while serving the band’s unified vision, pushing the boundaries of group dynamics and improvisation to inspiring new heights.

This tour follows the recent release of Live from the Fox Oakland, the 2017 CD/DVD that beautifully captures the group’s incredible power in concert that has earned them a dedicated and growing following around the world. It’s the band’s first-ever concert DVD, displaying on film “that exemplary live interplay…” (Rolling Stone) and “the impact of the Tedeschi Trucks Band firing on all cylinders in their natural habitat.” (American Songwriter)

Live From the Fox Oakland, follows four critically-hailed and commercially successful TTB albums, including their Grammy Award-winning debut Revelator (2011), and 2016’s Let Me Get By, called by the Associated Press “one of the great records of the year”.

Praised by NPR as “two of the best roots rock musicians of their generation,” Trucks and Tedeschi are veterans in the rock music scene. Voted #16 of the top “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” (Rolling Stone), Trucks led his own Grammy Award-winning Derek Trucks Band for over 15 years, as well as a concurrent 15-year stint with The Allman Brothers Band.  No stranger to center stage herself, Tedeschi’s awe-inspiring vocal prowess has resulted in solo career full of award-winning records, six Grammy nominations including Best New Artist, and collaborations on record with John Prine, Buddy Buy and Los Lobos.

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

Merriam Theater

June 8, 2017 8:00 p.m.
June 9, 2017 8:00 p.m. 

June 10, 2017 8:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and start at $49.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at kimmelcenter.org.

BRE Presents

BRE Presents is a full service live entertainment company that provides a complete array of concert promotion services for touring artists, including booking, producing and presenting concerts and live events primarily in the Northeastern U.S. Operated and staffed by entertainment industry veterans with over 100 years of experience in the music and live events business, BRE PRESENTS is based in Haddonfield, NJ, USA.

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.

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