TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND SET TO PREMIERE I AM THE MOON: EPISODE IV. FAREWELL
FINAL CHAPTER OF THE BAND’S EPIC 4-LP AND 4-COMPANION FILM SERIES PREMIERES TONIGHT VIA BAND’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL AT 9:00 PM ET
BAND PERFORMED NEW SINGLE SOUL SWEET SONG
LAST NIGHT ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! – WATCH HERE
WATCH THE SPECIAL 3-SONG ‘OFF-AIR’ KIMMEL LIVE STREAM HERE
TORONTO, ON – August 23, 2022 - Tonight, Tedeschi Trucks Band, the GRAMMY-winning rock and soul 12-piece led by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, will premiere I Am The Moon: Episode IV. Farewell, the final chapter of their monumental four-LP project, I Am The Moon.
Fans can stream the album-length companion visual from filmmaker Alix Lambert on the band's YouTube Channel, beginning tonight at 9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, ahead of its digital and CD release this Friday, August 26, 2022.
Last night, Tedeschi Trucks Band performed their uplifting and poignant new single, Soul Sweet Song, on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, watch it here. TTB also performed three additional songs from I Am The Moon for a special KIMMEL ‘off-air’ live stream, watch it here.
In his bio notes, esteemed music journalist David Fricke summarized Farewell: “Farewell – the final record in the groundbreaking studio release by Tedeschi Trucks Band, I Am The Moon – concludes a remarkable adventure and new beginning for the group, now in its 12th year as America's premier rock & roll big band: four distinct and, at the same time, deeply connected albums with a total of 24 original songs capturing the power of devotion in a time of crisis and separation, with a renewed energy in collective songwriting and performance. Opening with the lusty confrontation of Last Night In The Rain and ending with the rousing benediction Another Day, Farewell is ‘a wish of well-being at parting,’ as one dictionary defines that word – with more road and love ahead.”
The groundswell of excitement surrounding each new I Am The Moon release reaches a crescendo this week in anticipation of the journey’s final chapter. As the band has rolled out the rich, new I Am The Moon material this summer, ecstatic fans, eager for the communal experience–both live in-concert and online– have embrace this project like no other in the band’s history.
This past week, TTB began the west coast run of their Wheels of Soul tour with triumphant shows at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and Berkeley. As a recent review at Live Music Daily noted: “Why do we love live music? For me, it is the journey that a band can take you on and the feeling that the audience is on that ride with the band, hand-in-hand. Riding the waves, hitting the peaks, enjoying the journey. To me, there is no better band to take the universal trip with than Tedeschi Trucks Band.” See full dates below.
TTB’s Mike Mattison recently sat down with PRX The World to discuss Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi’s Layla & Majnun, the influential epic romance poem that was the thematic throughline of I Am The Moon. Listen to the interview here.
Last month, Derek Trucks spoke with Rick Beato for a far-reaching interview that delves into Derek’s one-of-kind guitar/audio technique, his deep-rooted jazz influences, and much more. Watch here.
Purchase I AM THE MOON here and watch the project trailer here. All vinyl configurations, including individual LPs and the four-LP I Am The Moon Deluxe Box will be available on September 9, 2022. (The TTB store has sold-out, please order EXCLUSIVELY through the Fantasy Records store).
See below for the complete list of Tedeschi Trucks Band tour dates. For ticket information, please visit tedeschitrucksband.com.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour Dates:
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
PRAISE FOR TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND + I AM THE MOON:
“One of the strongest pieces of music they’ve ever done…Who even dares to do anything like this anymore?”
— Rolling Stone
“Stinging, dexterous, raga-blues brilliance.”
“Dazzling in concept and execution.”
“There aren't enough complimentary adjectives in the thesaurus to describe
Tedeschi Trucks Band.”
“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."
“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."
— The Arts Fuse
“Musically, the Tedeschi Trucks Band is at their most compelling here: weaving through the seamless blend of blues, rock, jazz, raga, gospel, soul, folk, and even classical for which they’re known.”
— No Depression
“Operatic in scope, Tedeschi Trucks Band explores romantic relationships, collective struggle, faith and the human condition all through the lens of their communal mix of rock,
soul, blues, jazz, and world beat.”
— Music Connection
“The group's combination of musical excellence and daring won't be denied, which makes I Am the Moon, in all of its unapologetically indulgent grandeur, a career-defining work.”
— Ultimate Classic Rock
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND - I AM THE MOON: ALBUM + FILM RELEASE DATES:
I Am The Moon: I. Crescent
Film Premiere: May 31st
Album Release: June 3rd
I Am The Moon: II. Ascension
Film Premiere: June 28th
Album Release: July 1st
I Am The Moon: III. The Fall
Film Premiere: July 26th
Album Release: July 29th
I Am The Moon: IV. Farewell
Film Premiere: August 23rd
Album Release: August 26th
I Am The Moon vinyl configurations: individual LPs + the 4-LP Deluxe Box
Available September 9, 2022.
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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