The Marshall Tucker Band In 2014

For more than four decades The Marshall Tucker Band has been bringing its unique brand of southern rock to its fans while picking up new followers along the way.  The band celebrates its 43rd anniversary with a tour that’s already booked from January through June.

Founded by Caldwell brothers Tommy and Toy in the early 1970s, The Marshall Tucker Band quickly became a force to be reckoned with as the siblings and their bandmates electrified audiences with the group’s patented mix of gospel, jazz, country and rock.  With songs such as “Can’t You See,” “Fire On The Mountain” and “Heard it In A Love Song,” the band established its reputation as a major act on the charts as well as in concert halls.

But with the band’s almost half-century of rockin’ came some changes.  Tommy died in 1980 from injuries suffered in an automobile crash and Toy passed away in 1993.  But the band continues, sounding as strong and full of life as it was in the ’70s with original member Doug Gray on lead vocals.  As you might expect from any band with such a historic legacy, the band has big plans for its 2014 “Take The Highway Tour.”

“We wanted to brand next year’s tour with something that would stick and make sense,” Gray said.  “We wanted to brand next year’s tour with something that would stick and make sense.  ‘Take The Highway’  is perfect not only because it is one of our big career songs but also because it’s what we do almost 200 days out of the year!”

The Marshall Tucker Band will definitely log plenty of mileage on the upcoming tour.  While more dates are expected to be released, here’s the schedule as it stands today:

Jan. 8 – Honolulu, Hawaii, Hawaiian Brian’s
Jan. 9 – Kauai, Hawaii, Kauai Beach Resort
Jan. 10 – Kailua, Hawaii, Kona Brewing Company
Jan. 11 – Kahului, Hawaii, Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jan. 30 – Greensboro, N.C., Carolina Theatre
Jan. 31 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte
Feb. 1 – Leesburg, Va., Tally Ho Theatre
Feb. 8 – Miami, Fla., Casino Miami Jai Alai
Feb. 14 – Bolingbrook, Ill., Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill
Feb. 15 – Watseka, Ill., Watseka Theatre
Feb. 16 – Chicago, Ill., Mayne Stage Theatre
Feb. 22 – Shady Hills, Fla., Pasco Rotary Pavilion At The Concourse (Pasco Music Festival)
March 7 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom
March 8 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom
March 14 – Toledo, Ohio, Hollywood Casino
March 15 – Columbus, Ohio, Hollywood Casino Columbus
March 20 – Englewood, N.J., Bergen Performing Arts Ctr.
March 21 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
March 22 – New Hope, Pa., Havana New Hope PA
March 28 – Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Borland Theatre
April 12 – Gulfport, Miss., Island View Casino Resort
May 3 – Woodstock, Ga., The Park at City Center
May 21 – Hermosa Beach, Calif., Saint Rocke
May 22 – Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern
May 23 – Agoura Hills, Calif., Canyon Club
May 24 – Chico, Calif., Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (Silver Dollar Fair)
May 25 – San Juan Capistrano, Calif., The Coach House
May 26 – Victorville, Calif., San Bernardino Fairgrounds (San Bernardino County Fair)
May 30 – Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mohegan Sun Arena At Casey Plaza
May 31 – Albany, N.Y., Times Union Center
June 12 – Merced, Calif., Merced County Fairgrounds
June 14 – San Mateo, Calif., San Mateo County Fair 

Some shows are already on sale.  Check out The Marshall Tucker Band’s website for more information.