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Tedeschi Trucks Band to Play Al Lang Stadium June 30th

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"The Wheels of Soul" Tour Features Tedeschi Trucks, Blackberry Smoke, and Shovels & Rope

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - EntSun -- St. Petersburg continues as a top entertainment destination for residents and visitors who love live music thanks in part to the 2019 Al Lang Live Concert Series.

Tedeschi Trucks Band's increasingly successful "Wheels of Soul" tour returns to the road in 2019 with a stop in downtown St. Petersburg at Al Lang Stadium Sunday, June 30th at 6:30 pm as part of the Al Lang Live Concert Series. Tickets start at $30.

For tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0D0055888FF....

The Wheels of Soul tour kicks off June 29th in the Grammy-winning group's hometown of Jacksonville, Florida, the 5th annual amphitheater run welcomes special guests Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope. The five-week slate of 24 shows includes another two-night stand at Colorado's Red Rocks, following 8 straight sell-out performances at the renowned venue, and concludes with two nights at the famed Fox Theatre on August 2nd and 3rd in Atlanta.

About Tedeschi Trucks Band

Unrivaled in their blend of American soul, blues, rock and country, the 12-member Tedeschi  Trucks Band is led by the husband and wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi who have curated and cultivated this family -friendly  experience into a highlight of the summer concert season.

Each year, the band selects kindred artists to join their rolling caravan, turning each night into a unique collaborative event rather than simply a three-band bill. Attracting larger audiences each successive year and expanding to new markets, critics hail the Wheels of Soul tour as "nothing short of spectacular," (Saratogian), celebrating the "life-affirming power of music played with passion, skill and artistry," (St.  Louis Post Dispatch).

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"The motivation and the fun of Wheels of Soul is that we get to bring that spirit of musical camaraderie to a summer crowd," says Trucks. "Traveling, being outside, playing music with friends new and old - we love the limitless energy of this tour."

The 2018's Wheels of Soul tour featured unparalleled musicianship, plenty of on-stage sit-ins with guests Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band, and broke TTB's own attendance records.  The group's ever-changing set lists highlighted their evolving repertoire of 75+ songs, including new originals such as "High and Mighty," and surprising debuts like Ray Charles' "Night Time Is the Right  Time," Al Green's "Yield Not To Temptation," and Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World." Fans can expect more unforgettable moments as Tedeschi Trucks Band is joined next summer by Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope.

Celebrating in 2019 its 10th year as a group, Tedeschi Trucks Band carries a distinguished reputation earned from both audiences and critics as one of the premier live bands in the world. Led by "two of the best roots rock musicians of their generation" (NPR), TTB is recognized for their supreme musicianship and genre-defying ability to explore almost any musical territory.  Beyond the road, the band is preparing the launch of a fourth studio album, which follows their recent Grammy-nominated live album/film release, Live from the Fox Oakland (2017), and their last studio release, Let Me Get By (2016).  The soon to be announced new album is set for an early 2019 release.

About Blackberry Smoke: American rock band Blackberry Smoke—made up of Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums) and Brandon Still (keyboards)—has become known for a singular sound indebted to classic rock, blues, country and folk. Since their debut in 2004, the Atlanta-based band has independently released six full-length albums and toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In 2018, they released a full-length album, Find A Light, and an accompaniment acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions.

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About Shovels & Rope: Shovels & Rope is an award-winning husband & wife duo, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, from Charleston, SC. Their signature blend of rock, country, punk and Americana has resonated with audiences and press worldwide, including numerous national TV appearances and critical acclaim. Having "earned a reputation as fine storytellers with a gift for vibrant character songs" (Entertainment Weekly), the festival favorite is currently readying the release of a new album, a follow up to 2016's Little Seeds and 2017's Busted Jukebox, Vol 2.

Al Lang Live: Overlooking Tampa Bay in downtown St. Petersburg, Al Lang Stadium is one of the newest and most popular outdoor entertainment destinations in the region. The Al Lang Live Concert Series is co-produced by Live Nation and Big3Entertainment. 230 1st St South, St. Petersburg.  For additional information visit: https://www.allanglive.com/

Big3 Entertainment: Big3 Entertainment Group is the parent company of Big3 Records, Big3 Studios, and Bill Edwards Presents, Inc. Encompassing a full spectrum of services including recording, music delivery, venue management, live event promotion and production, Big3 Entertainment Group is a team of experienced and hands on industry veterans whose passion for the music business parallels that of its Chairman and CEO Bill Edwards.

About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

EVOLVE & CO: Evolve & Co is a full-service advertising agency located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The company is a collective of brand strategists and creatives located at 475 Central Avenue Suite M7, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. www.evolveandco.com

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