Hot Tuna, the folk-blues outfit featuring former Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady, will begin its stint as the support act on Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s third annual Wheels of Soul Summer Tour this Saturday, July 1, in Gilford, New Hampshire. Hot Tuna will be playing with its “electric” lineup during the U.S. summer trek, which also includes drummer Justin Guip.
The tour, which also features folk-blues act The Wood Brothers, is mapped out through an August 2 show in Bonner, Montana. In addition, the trek will include stops in Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Indianapolis; Cincinnati; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Salt Lake City, as well as a two-night stand at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
“Tedeschi Trucks is arguably one of the greatest band in the world today,” says Kaukonen in a statement. “It is an honor for me and my Hot Tuna brothers to be part of this great tour.”
Tedeschi Trucks Band is a 12-piece outfit led by ex-Allman Brothers Band slide guitarist Derek Trucks and his wife, singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi.
“Every year as the tour rolls along the collaborations between all the musicians grow and grow,” says Trucks of the Wheels of Soul trek. “It inspires and challenges us in new ways and I think that really translates to the audience when they see how much fun we’re having with our friends.”
Hot Tuna will warm up for the tour with a headlining gig tonight, June 30, at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in Westhampton Beach, New York.
Here are all of the 2017 Wheels of Soul Summer Tour dates:
7/1 — Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/2 — Essex, VT, Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo
7/3 — Saratoga, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/5 — Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap
7/7 — Providence, RI, Providence Performing Arts Center
7/8 — Rochester, NY, Highland Bowl
7/9 — Simsbury, CT, Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
7/12 — Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/14 — Raleigh, NC, Red Hat Amphitheater
7/15 — Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre
7/16 — Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater
7/19 — Indianapolis, IN, Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
7/21 — Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
7/22 — Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center
7/23 — Rochester, MI, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
7/25 — Rogers, AR, Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
7/27 — Albuquerque, NM, Sandia Casino
7/29-30 — Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/1 — Salt Lake City, UT, Red Butte Garden
8/2 — Bonner, MT, Kettle House Amphitheater
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Source: Classic Rock News