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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 featured in major motion picture films and television shows including Breaking Bad, Blow, The Box, Swing Vote, Half Nelson, My Name Is Earl, Cold Case Files and Good Guys. CMT (Country Music Television) named the MTB’s "Can't You See" the #4 Greatest Southern Rock Song. The MTB's debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, reigns as Gibson Guitar's #5 Greatest Southern Rock Album. crowned the MTB's "Can't You See" as the #1 Southern Rock Song and in 2013, GRAMMY® Magazine named the group's logo as one of the most distinctive and iconic brands in music.

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Reader Comments (2)

Mary T. 10/17/16 10:25:42 AM

I had the pleasure (15th time in two years) to see MTB on Saturday, October 15, 2015 at the TROPICANA CASINO, Atlantic City, NJ. I turned on a new friend to MTB that evening. I had the honor of seeing Chris Hicks and Rick Willis by their PREVOST RV. My friend just retired (25 years) of working on RVs. We waited for Doug Gray, Marcus Henderson, BB Borden and the new bass player. They were busy with friends. We tried to complete the autographs we were obtaining for another friend on his CD. Chris said he could possibly accommodate me for my upcoming birthday (Dec. 8th) at the Sellersville Theater, PA on Dec. 10th. That little venue would be exciting as I have never been to Sellersille Theater. I also requested a song "RUNNING LIKE THE WIND", 1979 BY MTB, but they only played 1 hour in Atlantic City the other evening. Definitely, a BIG dissapointment. The management of these casinos must realize we travel a distance ALSO to see our favorite artists and we PAY big bucks and stay in hotels, gas in our autos. We would enjoy a few extra songs from MTB. The band is NOT the only entity suffering from jet lag! Thank you for reading my comments. Terri Stirling, PA

Mary T. 10/17/2016 10:10:45 AM

What an honor to play in Atlanta after a long absence. ENJOY MTB ATLANTA!

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