Tonight, Tedeschi Trucks Band — the GRAMMY-winning 12-piece rock and soul group headed by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi — will premiere I Am The Moon: Episode II. Ascension, the second of their epic, four-part album series, 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, July 1, 2022.
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 Emotion,” 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 & roll big band in America."
Released June 3rd, I Am The Moon: Episode I. Crescent — the highly-anticipated project’s first release — 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, dextrous, 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. READ concert review)
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.
The release dates of the 4 films and 4 albums are: I. Crescent (May 31/June 3), II. Ascension (June 28/July 1), III. The Fall (July 26/July 29), and IV. Farewell (August 23/August 26). All vinyl configurations, including individual LPs and the 4-LP I Am The Moon Deluxe Box will be available on September 9, 2022.
Tedeschi Trucks Band have extensive tour dates planned for 2022 including their flagship headlining Wheels of Soul summer tour, seven night Beacon Theatre residency and a month-long tour of Europe. See below for the complete list. For ticket information, please visit tedeschitrucksband.com.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Itinerary
Wheels of Soul Tour with Los Lobos and Gabe Dixon Band
6/28 Indianapolis, IN The Amphitheater at White River State Park
6/29 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
7/1 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
7/2 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/3 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/6 New Haven, CT Westville Music Bowl
7/8 Philadelphia, PA The Mann Center
7/9 Essex Junction, VT Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo
7/10 Patchogue, NY Great South Bay Music Festival
7/12 Lewiston, NY ArtPark
7/13 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
7/15 - 16 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
7/19 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap
7/20 Richmond, VA Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
7/21 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park
7/23 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
7/24 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center at The Heights
7/26 Aurora, IL RiverEdge Park
7/27 St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre
7/29 & 7/30 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/18 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater
8/19 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
8/20 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre
8/23 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
8/24 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater
8/26 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
8/27 Bend, OR Hayden Homes Amphitheater
8/28 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
8/31 Boise, ID Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
9/1 Bonner, MT Kettlehouse Amphitheater
9/3 Moorhead, MN Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheater
9/29, 9/30, 10/1, 10/3, 10/6, 10/7, 10/8 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10/17, 1/18 / Copenhagen, DK / Amager Bio
10/20 / Randers, DK / Vaerket
10/21 / Oslo, NO / Sentrum Scene
10/22 / Stockholm, SE / Annexet
10/25 / Berlin, DE / Verti Music Hall
10/26 / Hamburg, DE / Edel-optics.de Arena
10/27 / Prague, CZ / Forum Karlin
10/30 / Rotterdam, NL / RTM Stage
11/2 / Dublin, IE / The Helix
11/4, 11/5, 11/5 / London, UK / The London Palladium
11/9 / Manchester, UK / Manchester Academy
11/10 / Glasgow, UK / O2 Academy Glasgow
11/12, 11/13 / Paris, FR / Le Trianon
11/15 / Paris, FR / Bataclan