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Tedeschi Trucks Band Honor Loss And Celebrate Life On New Album 'Signs' Out February 15, 2019

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Tedeschi Trucks Band, the unstoppable Grammy-winning 12-piece musical juggernaut led by husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, have announced their new album 'Signs,' out February 15 on Fantasy Records/Concord. Featuring 11 new original songs, the album expands on the group's omnivorous musical appetites, while facing down troubled times with credence and conviction. The group's world-class musicianship is on full display in the genre-defying collection that runs the gamut from uplifting soulful anthems to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll.

To accompany the announcement, Tedeschi Trucks Band have released a new song "Hard Case," which showcases Derek's peerless guitar work and Susan's stunning, soulful vocals. NPR Music called the song, "an upbeat, shuffling instant classic," saying, "honesty and authenticity...informs every second of 'Signs.'" Listen to "Hard Case" here:

'Signs' was a true band effort, with each of the supremely talented twelve members playing a major role. As with its predecessors, the album was recorded in Tedeschi and Trucks' backyard studio Swamp Raga, with additional contributions from trusted TTB brethren Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Doyle Bramhall II, and Marc QuiƱones. Trucks shared production and engineering duties with Jim Scott (The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty) and Swamp Raga studio engineer Bobby Tis, and the band recorded live to two-inch analogue tape for the first time, using their original Neve console combined with a 70's Studer tape machine.

A sense of loss and frustration colors portions of 'Signs.' A number of tragedies hit home during the writing and recording of the album, as the group said goodbye to family members and friends including Derek's uncle and Allman Brothers alumnus Butch Trucks, founding Brother Gregg Allman, and mentors Leon Russell and Col. Bruce Hampton. Political polarization, intolerance, and threats to an environment they see as increasingly under siege are also dealt with openly and honestly on the album.
"This is the first record we've made where, when I listen to it, it puts me in a specific place," explains Derek. "It puts me in a zone and hits some raw nerves."

Still, 'Signs' also beckons with the optimism and hope that has become a signature part of TTB's message in the studio and on stage. "We are very lucky to do what we do, and we take responsibility for creating something positive to counter all the negativity," asserts Susan. "We all have to deal with tragic circumstances at times. As a musician, I feel it's my job to go out there, kick ass the best I can and offer inspiration."

Tedeschi Trucks Band will celebrate the album's release with a performance at The Brooklyn Academy of Music on February 20th. The special one-night performance follows a string of multi-night residencies at the Chicago Theater, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the Saenger Theater in New Orleans and the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. - and marks the band's first return to New York after their sold-out, six-night residency at the Beacon Theatre in October, which has become a highly-anticipated fall tradition for the band. Tedeschi Trucks Band will continue to tour through 2019, including a spring run of shows in Europe, a return to the west coast, and their 5th annual Wheels of Soul tour this summer featuring special guests Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope. Full tour routing below.

Signs (High Times)
I'm Gonna Be There
When Will I Begin
Walk Through This Life
Strengthen What Remains
Still Your Mind
Hard Case
All The World
They Don't Shine
The Ending

1/17/19 Cedar Rapids, IA Paramount Theatre SOLD OUT
1/18/19 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
1/19/19 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
1/20/19 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Academy of Music: Howard Gilman Opera House
1/22/19 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
1/23/19 Chattanooga, TN Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
1/25/19 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
1/26/19 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
1/28/19 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
1/29/19 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
1/31/19 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
2/1/19 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
2/2/19 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
2/15/19 Washington, D.C. Warner Theatre
2/16/19 Washington, D.C. Warner Theatre
2/17/19 Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre
2/20/19 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Academy of Music - Howard Gilman Opera House
2/22/19 Washington, D.C Warner Theatre
2/23/19 Washington, D.C. Warner Theatre
2/26/19 Philadelphia, PA The Met Philadelphia
2/28/19 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre
3/1/19 Augusta, GA William B. Bell Auditorium
3/2/19 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
4/2/19 Paris, FR L'Olympia
4/4/19 Eindhoven, NL Muziekgebouw
4/5/19 Winterbach, DE Salierhalle Winterbach
4/7/19 Copenhagen, DK Amager Bio
4/8/19 Stockholm, SE Cirkus SOLD OUT
4/10/19 Oslo, NO Sentrum Scene
4/11/19 Copenhagen, DK Amager Bio SOLD OUT
4/12/19 Randers, DK Vaerket
4/14/19 Bochum, DE Rurhcongress
4/15/19 Hamburg, DE Mehr! Theater
4/17/19 Milan, IT Teatro degli Arcimboldi
4/18/19 Trieste, IT Politeama Rossetti
4/20/19 Zurich, CH Theater 11
4/23/19 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique
4/24/19 Utrecht, NL Tivoli Vredenburg
4/26/19 London, UK The London Palladium SOLD OUT
4/27/19 London, UK The London Palladium SOLD OUT
5/10/19 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
5/11/19 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
5/12/19 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
5/14/19 Tucson, AZ Tucson Convention Center
5/16/19 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
5/17/19 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
5/18/19 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
5/21/19 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium of Sacramento
5/23/19 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater of Seattle
5/24/19 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater of Seattle
5/25/19 Salem, OR LB Day Comcast Amphitheatre
6/28/19 Jacksonville, FL Daily's Place *
6/29/19 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheater *
6/30/19 St. Petersburg, FL Al Lang Stadium *
7/03/19 Orange Beach, AL Wharf Amphitheater *
7/05/19 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium *
7/06/19 Simpsonville, SC Heritage Park Amphitheater *
7/07/19 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion *
7/09/19 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek *
7/13/19 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *
7/14/19 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
7/16/19 Canandaigua, NY CMAC *
7/19/19 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion *
7/20/19 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center at the Heights *
7/23/19 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre *
7/24/19 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park *
7/26/19 Morrison, CO Red Rocks *
7/27/19 Morrison, CO Red Rocks *
7/30/19 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre *
7/31/19 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater *
8/02/19 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre *
8/03/19 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre *
* 5th Annual Wheels of Soul tour with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope (Additional dates to be announced)

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