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Tedeschi Truck Band Adds Bakithi Kumalo for Spring Tour Dates

Bakithi KumaloThe Tedeschi Trucks Band has announced that they’ve recruited bass legend Bakithi Kumalo to lay down the low end during their Spring tour dates. The bassist, who first made waves on the classic Paul Simon album Graceland, will be with the group this weekend at the Wanee Festival through the May 3rd performance in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Since original bassist Oteil Burbridge announced a break from touring last year, the band has been rotating heavyweight bassists including George Porter Jr., Ted Pecchio, and Dave Monsey. It seems there’s no love lost between Burbridge and the band, though it’s unclear whether he will be permanently replaced.

Tedeschi and Trucks have also announced a summer tour with the Black Crowes. The bass player for those dates has yet to be announced.

Tedeschi Trucks Band 2013 Tour Dates:

  • April 18-20, 2013: Live Oak, FL — Wanee Festival (With Bakithi Kumalo)
  • April 24, 2013: Ridgefield, CT — Ridgefield Playhouse (With Bakithi Kumalo)
  • April 26, 2013: Westhampton Beach, NY — Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (With Bakithi Kumalo)
  • April 28, 2013: Reading, PA — Sovereign Performing Arts Center (With Bakithi Kumalo)
  • May 1, 2013: Washington, DC — 9:30 Club (With Bakithi Kumalo)
  • May 2, 2013: Asheville, NC — Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (With Bakithi Kumalo)
  • May 3, 2013: Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Theatre (With Bakithi Kumalo)
  • May 18, 2013: Dana Point, CA — Doheny Blues Festival
  • May 26, 2013: Santa Cruz, CA — Santa Cruz Blues Festival
  • June 13, 2013: Midland, TX — Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
  • June 14, 2013: Albuquerque, NM — Sandia Casino Amphitheater
  • June 15, 2013: Morrison, CO — Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • July 19, 2013: Nashville, TN – The Woods Ampitheatre at Fontanel*
  • July 20, 2013: Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*
  • July 21, 2013: Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre*
  • July 23, 2013: Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre*
  • July 24, 2013: Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion*
  • July 27, 2013: Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook*
  • July 30, 2013: Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion*
  • July 31, 2013: Canandaigua, NY – CMAC*
  • August 7, 2013: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE*
  • August 9, 2013: Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center*
  • August 10, 2013: Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach*
  • August 11, 2013: Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center*
  • August 13, 2013: Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River*
  • August 14, 2013: Chicago, IL – Charter One Pavilion*
  • August 15, 2013: Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Music Festival*

* Denotes performance with The Black Crowes