The Marshall Tucker Band will hit the road on their 50th anniversary tour and will stop at the Warner Theater on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET. Dave Mason will open the show. Tickets will go on sale to Warner members on Thursday, November 18 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Friday, November 19 at 11 a.m.
When you wake up and want to put a smile on your face, you think of the songs that still manage to touch your soul as soon as you hear the first note. The Marshall Tucker Band is one of those groups that continues to have a profound impact on successive generations of listeners who have “searched for a rainbow” and found it perfectly represented by this proven Southern institution. over the decades. . “I listened to what music can make you feel, from the moment I was in the cradle,” says singer and conductor Doug Gray, who has been running ATV from the very beginning.
The Marshall Tucker Band formed in 1972 as a young, hungry, and fairly motivated six-piece band in Spartanburg, South Carolina, having duly named themselves after a blind piano tuner after finding him. written on a key from their original. rehearsal space – and they’ve been tearing it up on live stages, big and small all over the world ever since. In addition, the group’s powerful music catalog, consisting of more than 20 studio albums and around 20 live releases, has racked up multi-platinum album sales several times. A typically rich MTB setlist boils with a healthy dose of success like the heartfelt singing “Heard It in a Love Song”, the insistent pleading of “Can’t You See” (the signature tune of the late guitarist co-founder of MTB and then-lead songwriter Toy Caldwell), the testimonial of “Fire on the Mountain,” the galloping travel-craving “Long Hard Ride” and the explosive testimonial of “Ramblin”, not to mention name a few.
Indeed, the secret ingredient to the continued success of the Marshall Tucker Band’s influence can be seen and felt all over many mainstream digital media (Netflix, Amazon, etc.). In essence, it was this inimitable sound style that helped make MTB the first truly progressive Southern band to honor this nation’s airwaves – proof of which can be found in the ever-changing grooves and speeds of “Take the Highway. “, the first song from their self-titled debut album from April 1973 on Capricorn Records, The Marshall Tucker Band.
Doug Gray sees no end to the road ahead for The Marshall Tucker Band, whose legacy is carried on by the man himself and his current comrades, drummer BB Borden (Mother’s Finest, The Outlaws), bassist / vocalist Ryan Ware, keyboardist / saxophonist / flutist / vocalist Marcus James Henderson, guitarist / vocalist Chris Hicks, and guitarist / vocalist Rick Willis. “You know, I think it was Toy Caldwell’s dad who said, ‘There’s more to gray hair than old bones,’ and we still have a lot of stories to tell,” concludes Gray. “People ask me all the time what I’m going to do when I’m 80, and I always say, ‘The same thing that we keep doing now. “We are road warriors, there is no question – and I have no intention of slowing down.” May the ATV wagon train continue to roll like the wind on a long, hard ride for many years to come. One thing we’re absolutely sure of: If you’ve heard it in a Marshall Tucker Band song, you certainly can’t go wrong.
Dave Mason left Traffic in 1969 to pursue a solo career in the United States. Dave wrote over 100 songs, has 3 gold albums: Alone Together, Dave Mason, Mariposa De Oro and the platinum album Let It Flow, which contained the top ten singles. “We just don’t agree.”
In addition to producing hits, Dave has performed on, or contributed to, a number of famous albums including: The Rolling Stones ‘Beggars Banquet, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, Paul McCartney and Wings’ Venus and Mars, and Jimi Hendrix’s Ladyland Kettle. Mason plays acoustic guitar in “All Along the Watchtower” on Electric Ladyland, a favorite of Dave’s concerts!
About the Marshall Tucker Band
Almost 50 years ago, the Marshall Tucker Band was founded in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Thanks to hits like “Can’t You See”, “Heard It in a Love Song”, “Fire on the Mountain” and “24 Hours At a Time”, southern rock group 5x Gold, 3x Platinum was sold million albums worldwide. MTB songs have been featured in major movies and TV shows including Breaking Bad, Blow, The Box, Swing Vote, Half Nelson, My Name Is Earl, Cold Case Files, and Good Guys. CMT (Country Music Television) named MTB’s “Can’t You See” the fourth best southern rock song. MTB’s debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, is No. 5 of Gibson Guitar’s best southern rock albums. Ultimate Classic Rock crowned mountain biking “Can’t You See” as the # 1 Southern Rock song and GRAMMY® magazine named the band’s logo as one of music’s most distinctive and iconic brands.
For more information on The Marshall Tucker Band, visit marshalltucker.com or the official Facebook page.
To purchase tickets, visit warnertheater.org or call the box office at 860-489-7180.