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  • Oct 14 2016 The Marshall Tucker Band Returns to Atlanta for Grand Re-Opening Celebration of the Variety Playhouse

    MTB Returns to Atlanta to Play the Variety Playhouse! 

    Tickets for the October 28 Celebration Concert Go On-sale Today at 10:00 AM EDT at

    Nashville, Tenn. (October 3, 2016) - On October 28, multi-platinum selling southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) will return to Atlanta to help celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Variety Playhouse. "We are extremely excited and honored that The Marshall Tucker Band has agreed to join in on our celebration of a new era for the Variety Playhouse," says Variety's Scott Orvold. "We spent well over a year preparing and renovating our building. We are confident that the Variety Playhouse will be considered one of the best venues in the country and will continue to carry the legacy that Steve Harris and his staff began."

    It's been years since the MTB last played Atlanta and the group couldn't be more thrilled to once again perform in the Big Peach.

    "Georgia helped premiere The Marshall Tucker Band back when we started this life journey 45 years ago," notes MTB lead singer, Doug Gray. "Atlanta was like a second home to us so it means a lot to return to a place with so much Marshall Tucker history. The Variety Playhouse also has a lot of history, as we have performed there over the years. We're so happy to help celebrate its re-opening. It's been waaaay too long!"

    Orvold adds, "We look forward to celebrating the pearl that is Variety Playhouse on October 28th and seize the opportunity to see and listen to the legendary music of The Marshall Tucker Band!"

    Tickets for The Variety Playhouse Grand Re-opening Celebration with The Marshall Tucker Band are on-sale now at or by calling 404-524-7354. Doors open at 7:00 PM, with supporting talent at 8:00 PM. MTB takes the stage at 9:15 PM.

    The Variety Playhouse is located at 1099 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA.

    About The Marshall Tucker Band

    Forty-five years ago, The Marshall Tucker Band was founded in Spartanburg, SC. Thanks to hits like "Can't You See," "Heard It In A Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," and "24 Hours At A Time," the 5x Gold, 3x Platinum-selling southern rock group has sold millions of albums worldwide. MTB songs have been... read more







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For a band classified by many as Southern rock, The Marshall Tucker Band never seemed satisfied with just rocking.  From their beginnings in the early '70s, their sound took plenty of changes musically -- swinging, grooving, jamming and going country -- and always stretched the boundaries.  Always a confident live act, MTB brought their A game to their South Carolina Music Hall of Fame Concert, recorded at Spartanburg S.C.'s Memorial Auditorium on Sept. 19, 1995.  Stellar sound quality enhances every detail, from the excitement of the crowd to lead singer Doug Gray's spirited drawl to multi-instrumentalist Jerry Eubanks' talented turns on flute, sax and Hammond organ.  MTB keep the energy high high from the start to finish with highlights aplenty, drafting fellow legends Charlie Daniels (dig his fiery fiddle work on "Long Hard Ride") and Allman Brothers stickmen Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, who join in with Daniels on the moving tribute to deceased guitarist / songwriter Toy Caldwell, "Searchin' for a Rainbow."

 -James Haag





One of the major Southern rock bands of the '70s, the Marshall Tucker Band was formed in Spartanburg, SC, in 1971 by singer Doug Gray, guitarist Toy Caldwell (born 1948, died February 25, 1993), his brother bassist Tommy Caldwell (born 1950, died April 28, 1980), guitarist George McCorkle (born 1947, died June 29th, 2007), drummer Paul Riddle, and reed player Jerry Eubanks. The group's style combined rock, country, and jazz and featured extended instrumental passages on which lead guitarist Toy Caldwell shone. The band was signed to Capricorn Records and released their debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, in March 1973. They gained recognition through a tour with the Allman Brothers Band and found significant success during the course of the '70s, with most of their albums going gold. Their peak came with the million-selling album Carolina Dreams and its Top 15 single "Heard It in a Love Song" in 1977. Since then, the group has continued to write, record, and tour, and entertain fans from around the world. Friend them on Facebook!

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