The beloved “Wheels of Soul” returns for the third straight year, as the Tedeschi Trucks Band hosted summer event always brings some of the greatest talent together for extended tour engagements. This year is no exception, as TTB has recruited by Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers for a month long tour schedule together. The tour runs from July 1st through the 30th, culminating in two nights at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO.The three bands will cross the country together, starting in the Northeast before moving to the Southeast and Midwest, ultimately ending up in Colorado. The Wheels Of Soul tours are known for their collaborative spirit, and the musicians from Hot Tuna and Wood Brothers are no stranger to collaborating. Jorma Kaukonen, for example, has played many times with TTB in recent double billings.“It’s been great to develop this tour into an annual event where we get a chance to hit the road and share the stage with fellow musicians we love and respect, says Susan Tedeschi in a statement. “Each year we try to find bands that share our musical vision while bringing their own unique talents to this traveling circus.” Oliver Wood adds, “We go way back with Derek and Susan. They are some of our favorite friends and collaborators.” Wood co-wrote a track on TTB’s Revelator album, and both Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi appeared on The Wood Brothers’ Paradise album as well.Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to TTB’s website for details.Wheels of Soul Summer Tour 2017July 1 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire PavilionJuly 2 – Essex, VT (Burlington) – Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley ExpositionJuly 3 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts CenterJuly 5 – Vienna, VA (DC) –Wolf Trap *July 8 – Rochester, NY – Highland BowlJuly 9 – Simsbury, CT – Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts CenterJuly 12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater **July 14 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater **July 15 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre ***July 16 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre **July 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance LawnJuly 21 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music CenterJuly 22 – Huber Heights, OH (Dayton) – Rose Music CenterJuly 23 – Rochester, MI (Detroit) – Meadow Brook AmphitheatreJuly 25 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music PavilionJuly 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia CasinoJuly 29-30 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre*On sale March 18th**On sale February 10th***On sale February 3rd
WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. – Waldemar Lorenzana, aka “El Patriarca,” a Guatemalan narco-trafficker connected to México’s Sinaloa drug cartel, pleaded guilty on Aug. 18 to conspiring to ship cocaine to the United States. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly entered his plea in Federal Court, the U.S. Justice Department said in a prepared statement. Guatemalan authorities arrested Lorenzana in 2011. They extradited him to the United States this past March. Lorenzana is the patriarch of a Guatemalan family authorities have linked to Mexican drug baron Joaquín ”Chapo” Guzmán Loera of the Sinaloa Cartel. Two children of Lorenzana are in Guatemala awaiting extradition and a third is still at large. “For years, members of the Lorenzana family smuggled cocaine to the United States with impunity,” Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert Patterson said in a prepared statement. Lorenzana and three of his children worked with drug cartels to move cocaine into the U.S. between March 1996 and April 2009, prosecutors said. The shipments, which were sent in boats and on planes, departed from El Salvador and Guatemala and were delivered to several U.S. cities. Authorities charged him with trying to move over 450 kilograms of cocaine. No sentencing date has been scheduled. Guatemala has seen a worrisome presence of cartels from neighboring México, particularly Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel and Los Zetas, as authorities said close to half of the Central American nation’s nearly 6,000 murders annually are linked to drug trafficking and gang violence. [AFP (United States), 18/08/2014; Reuters (United States), 18/08/2014] By Dialogo August 21, 2014
Former Port Vale and Torquay striker Achille Campion has signed for Cork City.The 26 year old French forward had been at Sligo Rovers where he scored 4 goals in 11 appearances.The announcement comes just days after City confirmed the signature of midfielder Jimmy Keohane from Sligo Rovers. In other soccer news, tonight both England and Northern Ireland are in friendly action.England host Spain while Northern Ireland welcomes Croatia.