TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND RELEASES I AM THE MOON: EPISODE II. ASCENSION
I AM THE MOON: EPISODE II. ASCENSION
AVAILABLE NOW ON CD/DIGITAL
“Who even dares to do anything like this anymore?” – Rolling Stone
TORONTO, ON – July 4, 2022 - Tedeschi Trucks Band — the GRAMMY-winning 12-piece rock and soul group headed by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi — released I Am The Moon: Episode II. Ascension, July 1, the second of their epic, four-part album series, I Am The Moon. Listen/purchase here.
On Tuesday, June 28, the band premiered Ascension and its album length companion visual to their flourishing online community via their YouTube Channel, watch it here.
In his illuminating bio notes, celebrated music journalist David Fricke explains, “Ascension – the second record in I Am The Moon is rightly named. From the opening Memphis-soul churn of Playing With My Emotions, to the country-church stomp So Long Savior and the exhilarating slide-guitar climax Hold That Line, Ascension continues the unique fusion of ancient narrative and highly personal reflection in I Am The Moon with the urge to soar that is second nature to the best rock and roll big band in America."
Critics have taken note. “We hear TTB capturing in the studio what it does so well on stage, namely engaging every member of the 12-piece band in a beautifully conversational way," commented Glide while The Arts Fuse added, “As it slowly pulls back the curtain on the full reveal of I Am the Moon, TTB is dispensing an astonishing amount of detail and design to consider and appreciate. The band is cultivating anticipation in a way that feels more genuine than gimmicky."
Released June 3, I Am The Moon: Episode I. Crescent — the highly-anticipated project’s first installment has been called “one of the strongest pieces of music they’ve ever done” by Rolling Stone, who go on to marvel at the album’s ambitious scope by asking, “Who even dares to do anything like this anymore?” A 4-star MOJO review praises Derek’s guitar playing on Pasaquan, Crescent’s instrumental climax, as “stinging, dexterous, raga-blues brilliance,” while AllMusic deems it “dazzling in concept and execution.” (Kicking off their annual Wheels of Soul tour last Friday in Jacksonville, Florida, TTB thrilled the home-town crowd mid-set playing Crescent in its entirety for the first time ever). Watch Crescent’s companion film here.
I Am The Moon was a collaborative band effort crossing blues, soul, funk, country, jazz, and gospel — that coalesced into an expansive, experimental, and emotive whole. Taken together, it’s a meditation on love, life, and our shared humanity—an unabashedly grand and masterful statement.
In this thrilling new and creative chapter for TTB, the four albums that comprise I Am The Moon — I. Crescent, II. Ascension, III. The Fall, and IV. Farewell — will be released in successive months. In addition, each installment of I Am the Moon features its own album length companion film that will debut three days prior to each audio release. The immersive films offer fans the chance to experience the music as the band intended, in an unbroken, communal setting. Full film and audio release dates below.
Pre-Order I AM THE MOON here and watch the project trailer here. All vinyl configurations, including individual LPs and the 4-LP I Am The Moon Deluxe Box will be available on September 9, 2022. (Deluxe Boxes are sold out in the TTB store, but can still be ordered exclusively through the Fantasy Records store).
Tedeschi Trucks Band have extensive tour dates planned for 2022. See below for the complete list. For ticket information, please visit tedeschitrucksband.com.
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND - I AM THE MOON: ALBUM + FILM RELEASE DATES:
I Am The Moon: III. The Fall
Film Premiere: July 26
Album Release: July 29
I Am The Moon: IV. Farewell
Film Premiere: August 23
Album Release: August 26
I Am The Moon vinyl configurations: individual LPs + the 4-LP Deluxe Box available September 9, 2022.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour Dates:
July 6 / New Haven, CT / Westville Music Bowl
July 8 / Philadelphia, PA / The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
July 9 / Essex Junction, VT / Midway Lawn
July 10 / Patchogue, NY / Great South Bay Music Festival
July 12 / Lewiston, NY / ArtPark
July 13 / Cincinnati, OH / PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
July 15-16 / Atlanta, GA / Fox Theatre
July 19 / Vienna, VA / Wolf Trap
July 20 / Richmond, VA / Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
July 21 / Raleigh, NC / Coastal Credit Union Music Park
July 23 / Charlotte, NC / PNC Music Pavilion
July 24 / Huber Heights, OH / Rose Music Center at The Heights
July 26 / Aurora, IL / RiverEdge Park
July 27 / St. Louis, MO / Fabulous Fox Theatre
July 29-30 / Morrison, CO / Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 18 / San Diego, CA / Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater
August 19 / Los Angeles, CA / The Greek Theatre
August 20 / Berkeley, CA / The Greek Theatre
August 23 / Sacramento, CA / Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
August 24 / Eugene, OR / Cuthbert Amphitheater
August 26 / Auburn, WA / White River Amphitheater
August 27 / Bend, OR / Hayden Homes Amphitheater
August 28 / Reno, NV / Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
August 31 / Boise, ID / Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
September 1 / Bonner, MT / Kettlehouse Amphitheater
September 3 / Moorhead, MN / Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheater
September 29 – Oct 8 / New York, NY / Beacon Theatre
October 17 / Copenhagen, DK / Amager Bio
October 18 / Copenhagen, DK / Amager Bio
October 20 / Randers, DK / Vaerket
October 21 / Oslo, NO / Sentrum Scene
October 22 / Stockholm, SE / Annexet
October 25 / Berlin, DE / Verti Music Hall
October 26 / Hamburg, DE / Edel-optics.de Arena
October 27 / Prague, CZ / Forum Karlin
October 30 / Rotterdam, NL / RTM Stage
November 2 / Dublin, IE / The Helix
November 4 / London, UK / The London Palladium
November 5 / London, UK / The London Palladium
November 6 / London, UK / The London Palladium
November 9 / Manchester, UK / Manchester Academy
November 10 / Glasgow, UK / O2 Academy Glasgow
November 12 / Paris, FR / Le Trianon
November 13 / Paris, FR / Le Trianon
November 15 / Paris, FR / Bataclan
Tedeschi Trucks Band:
Susan Tedeschi: Guitar and Vocals
Derek Trucks: Guitar
Gabe Dixon: Keys and Vocals
Brandon Boone: Bass Guitar
Tyler Greenwell: Drums and Percussion
Isaac Eady: Drums and Percussion
Mike Mattison: Guitar and Vocals
Mark Rivers: Vocals
Alecia Chakour: Vocals
Kebbi Williams: Saxophone
Ephraim Owens: Trumpet
Elizabeth Lea: Trombone
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