Boxoffice Insider: Tedeschi Trucks Band, A Multiple-Show Tradition In American Venues

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NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 03: Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi of the Tedeschi Trucks Band perform at Ryman Auditorium on March 3, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

Since Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi joined forces to form the Tedeschi Trucks Band in April 2010, their Grammy Award-winning, blues-rock ensemble has had 435 headlining concerts at 198 venues added to Pollstar’s Boxoffice archives. Many of those theaters, amphitheaters and clubs hosted the band more than once during their 12-plus years together. And some venues have booked the group not only for multiple nights, but with an annual appearance year after year.

Among them are New York City’s Beacon Theatre and the Chicago Theatre as part of a multi-year, dual-city residency with MSG Entertainment. The band has appeared at the New York venue annually since 2011 (except for pandemic-stricken 2020) including this year with a seven-night run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 8. The archives include 53 shows there with an overall sold-ticket count of 144,510 – beginning with the band’s Sept. 10, 2011 appearance through the seven shows this fall that moved 19,203 tickets.

This year’s attendance is the band’s highest on record at the Beacon and tops last year’s by 156 seats. Coming back after the shutdown, the 2021 engagement was the first time the group booked seven performances during their fall run in Manhattan. Prior to that, they had played six nights from 2016-19, and the earlier runs featured four shows in both 2014 and 2015 and three in 2012 and 2013.

The grosses from all 53 Beacon shows on record total $10.8 million including this year’s seven-show gross of $1.6 million. It is the band’s personal best at the theater and tops the 2021 gross that reached $1.54 million from seven concerts. This year’s average ticket price of $83.11 also saw a slight bump in contrast to 2021’s average of $80.81.

At the Chicago Theatre, the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s residency began in 2016 with a multiple-night stint during the first month of the year – a tradition that has continued each January through this year (excluding 2021). The 2022 four-show event Jan. 21-22 and 28-29 drew  12,584 fans and grossed $916,636, but the four shows in 2020 hold the attendance and gross records for the band’s residency with 13,970 sold seats and $960,860 in ticket revenue.

The band has performed a total of 21 shows at the Chicago venue during their history which includes a performance prior to the launch of the residency. The first concert there on Aug. 25, 2011 drew a crowd of 2,980 and was part of the tour supporting the Grammy-winning debut album Revelator. Adding the two shows in 2016, three in 2017 and 2018 and four beginning in 2019, their box office records at the Chicago Theatre show a ticket total of 68,605 and a gross of $4.3 million from all 21 concerts.

Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium is also a perennial concert destination for the band with multiple shows played at the historic Mother Church of country music year after year. With a performance history there that includes 23 concerts dating back to April 2012, the group’s total gross at the venue tops $3.7 million from 51,456 sold tickets.

This year’s Nashville run joins the 2018 engagement as the only two that featured four concerts at the Ryman, and both years produced box office records for the band. 

The 2018 shows from Feb. 23 through March 3 logged their highest attendance totaling 9,040, while 2022’s four shows, Feb. 22-26, grossed $790,819 – their highest for a run of Ryman shows.

Among other venues with multiple shows are Daily’s Place Amphitheater in the band’s hometown of Jacksonville, Florida, with five performances. Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado; Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.; and L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre also have five. Boston’s Orpheum, Fox Theater in Oakland, California; and Atlanta’s Fox Theatre all have six, while Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania, has eight and Count Basie Center in Red Bank, New Jersey, has nine.