Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul tour is returning this year after a two-year hiatus. Wheels of Soul 2022, now in its sixth year, welcomes Los Lobos, as well as TTB’s own talented keyboardist Gabe Dixon and his trio, to the amphitheater run. Wheels of Soul's will come to San Diego on August 18 at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 4, 2022 at Ticketmaster.com.
Led by the husband and wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, the 12-member roots-rock powerhouse is acclaimed by critics and fans alike for their uncompromising commitment to bringing the highest level of musicianship to the stage. Tedeschi Trucks Band has meticulously curated their flagship multi-band summer tour with the same focus of putting together not just a spectacular triple bill, but a true musical collaboration among the three bands. Wheels of Soul is a tradition of “nonstop excellence, virtuosity and musical community on all fronts,” (Chicago Blues Guide), “nothing short of exhilarating,” (Salon), and “the best musical hang of the season,” (Oakland Press).
“We’re all really fired up for this summer,” said Derek Trucks. “It was nice to do something different last year with the Fireside shows, but it feels great to move forward with Wheels of Soul in full force. We definitely missed being out with the whole band, family and friends. We’ll have some new tunes in the mix, and we're very excited to have Los Lobos back with us in addition to finally having Gabe’s own band touring with us. People are going to enjoy some outstanding music for sure."
In addition to guest sit-ins, fans can expect TTB to dig deep into their eclectic repertoire of songs with some new tunes in the mix - including the debut of original songs from the band's upcoming fifth studio album, slated for release later this year.
One of contemporary music’s most respected bands, Tedeschi Trucks Band is unrivaled in their blend of American soul, blues, country and rock. Now celebrating 12 years together, they hold a reputation for exceptional songwriting, commanding can’t miss performances and a catalog of critically praised albums. The band's most recent release - Layla Revisited (Live At LOCKN') featuring Trey Anastasio - is a 2CD/3LP live recording of their performance of the classic Derek and the Dominos album and joins an impressive and growing discography that follows Signs, Let Me Get By, Made Up Mind, and the Grammy-winning debut, Revelator. The group’s next album is developing into an exciting conceptual project and is expected to be released later in 2022.
Revered rockers from east Los Angeles, Los Lobos, have made an indelible mark on music history by exploring an enormous diversity of styles—rock-and-roll and R&B, surf music and soul, traditional Mexicana, punk rock and country—and building a boldly unpredictable sound all their own. Nearly 50 years into their legendary career, the hard-working band - David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin – have sold millions of records, won multiple Grammy Awards and remain creatively vital. On their 2021 Grammy-nominated album Native Sons, they pay tribute to the melting-pot of their homeland with a collection of cover songs celebrating L.A.’s musical heritage.
Nashville bred singer-songwriter and keyboardist Gabe Dixon has been penning honest and heartfelt songs to a growing fan base since he first emerged in 1999. Prior to joining Tedeschi Trucks Band in 2019, he released a string of acclaimed albums and many of his songs have been featured in films including The Proposal and TV shows such as Nashville, Grey’s Anatomy and Parks & Recreation. Dixon is also known for touring and performing with Paul McCartney, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Supertramp, Loggins & Messina, and O.A.R. His 2021 solo album, Lay It On Me, is his most upbeat, inspirational collection to date and a perfect blend of old school soul grooves with effervescent pop hooks and addictive rock and roll energy.