Tedeschi Trucks Band Announce Huge I Am The Moon Quadruple Album Project

Tedeschi Trucks Band has announced a mammoth four-album project titled I am the moon. The four albums in the series – I. Crescent, II. Ascension, III. The falland IV. Goodbye – will be published over four successive months, with the first due to land on June 3. Watch the trailer below.

The albums will be available individually on CD and vinyl, with a deluxe box containing all four releases shipping September 9. Pre-orders are open now.

According to a statement released by the group, I am the moon was “Inspired by a mythical Persian tale of star-crossed lovers, and emotionally driven by pandemic-era isolation and disconnection.”

The tale in question is the 12th century poem Layla and Majnun by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi, who also gave Derek And The Dominos the title of their 1970 classic Layla and other assorted love songswhile this album is I’m yours was based on the poem, with Nizami credited as co-author. Last year, Tedeschi Trucks Band covered the album in full last year as Layla revisited.

The group describes the upcoming albums as a “modern interpretation” of the 100-page poem, while their statement continues: “The theme I am the moon totals over two hours of music, unfolding through a solid tapestry of genre-defying explorations that propel the prized American ensemble into new and exciting creative territory.”

The album was written after the band was forced off the road by the pandemic and recorded at Tedeschi and Trucks’ home studio in Jacksonville, Florida.

“It’s amazing, because we wrote most of this music in a fairly short period of time,” says Trucks. “There are even chord changes that reflect other tracks on the albums – themes and variations, lyrical hints, coming back. You always want to do something bigger and thematic. This is the first times it happened naturally.”

Three days before each album’s release, Tedeschi Trucks Band will also feature an accompanying movie on its YouTube channel, allowing fans to enjoy each album in its entirety as a communal experience.

The full release schedule for I am the moon is as follows.

I am the moon: I. Crescent
Film premiere: May 31
Album release: June 3

I am the moon: II. Ascent
Film premiere: June 28
Album release: July 1

I am the moon: III. The fall
Film premiere: July 26
Album release: July 29

I am the moon: IV. Goodbye
Film premiere: August 23
Album release: August 26

Tedeschi Trucks Band tours the United States between June and September, with European shows scheduled for October and November.

2022 Tedeschi Truck Group Tour

April 21: Rocky Mount Harvester Performance Center, Virginia
June 24: Jacksonville Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, FL
June 25: Mobile Mobile Civic Center, AL
June 26: Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Tuscaloosa, AL
June 28: Indianapolis The Amphitheater at White River State Park, IN
June 29: Detroit Fox Theatre, MI
July 01: Canandaigua Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, NY
July 02: Gilford Banks of New Hampshire Pavilion, NH
July 3: Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
July 06: New Haven Westville Music Bowl, CT
July 08: Philadelphia The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, P
July 09: Essex Junction Midway Lawn, Vermont
July 10: Patchogue Great South Bay Music Festival, NY
July 12: Lewiston Art Park, New York
July 13: Cincinnati PNC Pavilion in Riverbend, OH
July 15: Atlanta Fox Theatre, Georgia
July 16: Atlanta Fox Theatre, Georgia
July 19: Vienna Wolf Trap, Virginia
July 20: Richmond Virginia Credit Union LIVE!, VA
July 21: Raleigh Coastal Credit Union Music Park, North Carolina
July 23: Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion, North Carolina
July 24: Huber Heights Rose Music Center in The Heights, OH
July 26: Aurora RiverEdge Park, IL
July 27: St. Louis Fabulous Fox Theatre, MO
July 29: Morrison Amphitheater Red Rocks, CO
July 30: Morrison Amphitheater Red Rocks, CO
August 18: San Diego Coast Credit Union Amphitheater, California
August 19: Los Angeles The Greek Theatre, California
August 20: Berkeley The Greek Theatre, California
August 23: Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, CA
August 24: Eugene Cuthbert Amphitheater, OR
August 26: Auburn White River Amphitheater, WA
August 27: Bend Hayden Homes Amphitheater, OR
August 28: Reno Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, NV
August 31: Boise Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden, ID
September 01: Bonner Kettlehouse Amphitheater, Montana
September 03: Moorhead Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre, MN
October 17: Copenhagen Amager Bio, Denmark
October 18: Copenhagen Amager Bio, Denmark
October 20: Randers Vaerket, Denmark
October 21: Oslo Sentrum Scene, Norway
October 22: Cirkus in Stockholm, Sweden
October 25: Berlin Verti Music Hall, Germany
October 26: Hamburg Edel-optics.de Arena, Germany
October 27: Prague Forum Karlin, Czech Republic
October 30: Rotterdam RTM Stadium, Netherlands
November 02: Dublin The Helix, Ireland
November 04: London The London Palladium, United Kingdom
November 5: London The London Palladium, United Kingdom
November 6: London The London Palladium, United Kingdom
November 9: Manchester Academy in Manchester, United Kingdom
November 10: Glasgow O2 Academy Glasgow, UK
November 12: Paris Le Trianon, France
November 13: Paris Le Trianon, France
November 15: Paris Bataclan, France

Tickets are on sale now.

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