Although love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage, infatuation and unrequited crushes are forced to travel on rusty skateboards with commitment issues. Savor the musical fruits of a fruitful union with this GrouponLive deal to see Tedeschi Trucks Band and B.B. King outdoors at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Saturday, August 25, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $13, you get one ticket for seating in section 201 or 205, rows W–Z (up to a $25.62 value, including all fees).
- For $23, you get one ticket for seating in section 201 or 205, rows R–V (up to a $45.57 value, including all fees).
- For $30, you get one ticket for seating in section 103, rows X–Z (up to a $61.97 value, including all fees).
The Grammy-magnet combination of singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi and slide-guitarist Derek Trucks escorts their music-filled marriage to the altar of the stage, consecrating Delta blues and Memphis soul with an 11-member band of virtuosic groomsmen. From their courtship in the Allman Brothers Band through their thriving solo careers, Trucks and Tedeschi have scored accolades from roots aficionados for their prolific, swampy songwriting and guitar wrangling. After a mutual agreement about stage-furniture color schemes and amplifier thread counts, Tedeschi and Trucks have merged their separate apartments of talent into one impenetrable sonic fortress known as the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Touring in support of their most recent album, Everybody's Talkin', the duo enlists a wrecking crew of horns, keyboards, and fabric-softener harmonies to pave audiences with vigorous grumble-boogie rock. The couple trucks through relatable lyrics and expertly structured melodies during live performances, only threatening to pull the stage over when the kids act up.
Dubbed the King of the Blues, legendary performer B.B. King retains his regal bearing and rigorous touring schedule as he approaches his 87th birthday. King brings Lucille—his iconic Gibson electric guitar—with him on the road to hammer through the same licks that have influenced fellow strummers for more than 60 years, earning him recognition from Rolling Stone as the sixth-greatest guitarist of all time and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With a performance style that segues effortlessly between playing and singing, he mixes tear-jerking solos with a gravelly voice more heartbreaking than a puddle of melted wedding rings.