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Blues Traveler Announces 30 Year Anniversary Tour

Blues Traveler Announces 30 Year Anniversary Tour

Blues Traveler started their career in the late ‘80s, and went on to become one of the most widely known artists in the jam-band scene. In celebration of their monumental 30 year career, Blues Traveler has announced that they will embark on a 30 Year Anniversary tour this October. Kicking off on October 11th at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT, the 25 date run will take the band across the US, wrapping up at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA on November 19th.

Pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase starting on Tuesday, April 25th and tickets for the general public will go onsale on Friday, April 28th starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. To purchase tickets and find more information on pre-sale options, please visit www.bluestraveler.com. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

Frontman John Popper states, “Three decades… three decades and I am still surprised when we play and find some rich new musical vein to tap. Three decades and I cannot believe my luck with this band of brothers and this string we have run! Thirty years since a bunch of loud boys embarked on an adventure that took them around the world and made them a family that has not ceased growing to this day. Thirty years later and I am still so very grateful.”

Guitarist Chan Kinchla adds, “The longer I do it the more I like it! I remember laying on my bed at 13 years old in Princeton, New Jersey. Spinning my precious LPs, dropping the needle back across a part over and over trying vainly to scry some part of a Bowie record or a Clash record or a Pretenders record, maybe gazing at the back of the album jacket as side A played again and again. All I dreamed of was playing in a cool band with great musicians, in front of a bad ass crowd, creating a floating, bubbling, hissing group.  Think rock show in the shiny lights. The fact that I’ve been able to be a part of exactly that for 30 years leaves me humbled and thankful and wanting more….much more!”

Blues Traveler — John Popper (lead vocals, harmonica), Chan Kinchla (guitar), Tad Kinchla (bass), Brendan Hill (drums), and Ben Wilson (keyboard) — have a proven reputation for their improvisational live shows and tireless touring. With a total of twelve studio albums — four gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum — they have sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, and played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people. Their hit “Run-Around” is the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, and earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1996. The group also founded H.O.R.D.E. Festival, a touring progressive rock music festival and creative nest, hosting everyone from Beck and Neil Young to Ben Harper and Squirrel Nut Zippers.

Continuing the tradition of sitting in with other bands, Blues Traveler’s John Popper has sat in with countless artists all over the world, including Foo Fighters, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Keith Urban, and even alternative acts like Passion Pit. With an open mind, it’s no surprise that on the group’s latest release, Blow Up The Moon, they took this a step further to enlist a range of artists across the musical spectrum, representing country, pop, reggae and hip-hop, on their first-ever collaborative album.

As they enter the fourth decade of their career, Blues Traveler will begin recording their a brand new album this May, expected for release in early 2018.

30 Year Anniversary Tour Dates:
10/11/17 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
10/13/17 – Philadelphia, PA – The TLA
10/14/17 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
10/15/17 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
10/17/17 – Richmond, VA – The National
10/18/17 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
10/20/17 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
10/21/17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
10/26/17 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/27/17 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
10/28/17 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
10/30/17 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
11/01/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
11/03/17 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
11/04/17 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
11/05/17 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
11/07/17 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
11/08/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/10/17 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
11/11/17 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/12/17 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox at The Market
11/15/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/17/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
11/18/17 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
11/19/17 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues

About Blues Traveler:
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Blues Traveler’s monumental career. Blues Traveler emerged in the late ‘80s and are best known for their improvisational live shows and tireless touring, and their breakthrough, multi-platinum selling album four, which earned them a GRAMMY for Best Rock Performance and features hit singles “Run-Around” and “Hook.” Throughout their career the band has released 20 full-length albums with their most recent, Blow Up the Moon, being a collaborative effort featuring a range of artists across the musical spectrum, representing country, pop, reggae and hip-hop. Throughout their extensive career, Blues Traveler has earned a massive fanbase of dedicated and loyal followers and continues to do so with each performance.

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 213: Prank Wankers

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 213: Prank Wankers

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jason and Jeremy take a look ahead to one of the most anticipated films of 2016 with ’Suicide Squad.’ They also take a look at Tru TV’s ‘Impractical Jokers’ and offer up a few laughs with some pranks they have pulled over the years. Jeremy then brings us up to speed on his latest entries in to his 366 films in 366 days challenge, while Jason recounts his recent trip to the Blues Traveler infused Beer Fest. Get in the van and don’t forget to spread the word! Leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 211: Endless Summer Nights

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, the boys recap their recent summer adventures. From Huey Lewis and The News to Blues Traveler, Jason tells us how he is keeping the summer rolling with attending a few summer concerts. Meanwhile, Jeremy continues his quest to stay indoors and offers up the latest and greatest entries into his 366 in 366 challenge. The duo also wades out into the murky waters of the John Waters back catalog and discusses the legendary director’s exploits both on and off screen. Spread the word, leave a review and be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes for our continuing adventures!

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Under The Sun 2014: Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler And Uncle Kracker Join Forces

Under The Sun 2014: Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler And Uncle Kracker Join Forces

Coming to a town near you!

Coming to a town near you!

Under The Sun, the annual summer festival tour celebrating the golden age of alternative pop rock ‘n’ roll, has unveiled a number of new dates with the promise of more still to come. Already among the year’s most eagerly anticipated treks, Under The Sun 2014 trek boasts a spectacular line-up that includes Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, and Smash Mouth, with other chart-topping stars from the era – including such iconic combos as Gin Blossoms and Sister Hazel – joining the caravan for selected dates. Under The Sun 2014 gets underway Friday, June 27th at Omaha’s Memorial Park and then continues through the summer.

Additional dates will be announced shortly – please log on to the newly launched www.underthesuntour.com for up-to-the-minute news and ticket information.
“Just got the news we added more dates to Under The Sun 2014,” says Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath. “Thank you so much America – your local promoters are listening!”
2013’s inaugural Under The Sun tour was among last year’s most popular and acclaimed events, earning ecstatic media attention with each stop along the way. Critical applause also came from all corners, withEntertainment Weekly officially declaring UTS13 to be “the coolest tour of the summer!” In addition to major features in such nationally read publications as Billboard and the Los Angeles Times, LATFUSA.com hailed the UTS show at Los Angeles’ legendary Greek Theatre as “a nostalgic night with unbelievable energy radiating from both the stage and the audience.” “If you missed this one, your loss,” noted Examiner.com, “it was amazing… a great show, very energetic and a real crowd pleaser.” Michigan’s Oakland Press applaudedUnder The Sun as “an upbeat evening of ’90s nostalgia… a funny four-hour package show of pop and alternative hits from the final decade of the 20th century,” while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praised the “packed” Stage AE date, noting, “each of the groups has a sizable following that will continue to fill venues for years to come, no matter how far they are removed from their youth… Their childhood soundtracks haven’t missed a beat.” “What a remarkable time,” raved OmahaNightlife.com, “what a happy night, what a show.”ColumbusUnderground.com summed it up best, decreeing Under The Sun 2013 to be “one of the best shows I’ve seen on the outdoor stage… a celebration of the last great era for alternative music that delivered exactly as expected, all with the promise of another show next year that could again become one of the highlights on the summer calendar.”
The Under The Sun headliners were all also over the airwaves, making an array of high profile TV appearances. Among the most memorable moments was a week’s worth of showcase performances on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz with Carrie Keagan, live from the famed Sunset Plaza House high in the Hollywood Hills. Those live performances and interviews can be viewed now exclusively via VH1.com. Highlights include Smash Mouth performing “Walkin’ On The Sun” (http://on.vh1.com/117SUIv), while Sugar Ray can be seen performing both “Someday” (http://on.vh1.com/11vuASh) and “Fly” (http://on.vh1.com/17JlGS0).
For updated tour information, log on to www.underthesuntour.com.
UNDER THE SUN 2014
Blues Traveler * Sugar Ray
Uncle Kracker * Smash Mouth
Special Guests Gin Blossoms / Sister Hazel (On Selected Dates)
JUNE
27       Omaha, NE                             Memorial Park
28       Riverside, IA                           Riverside Casino & Golf Resort *
29       Springfield, IL                                    Outdoor Pavilion
JULY
2          Alton, IL                                  Alton Riverfront Amphitheatre *** ‡
4          Morrison, CO                          Red Rocks Amphitheater
5          Kansas City, MO                    Crossroads **
6          Aurora, IL                               River Edge Park **
8          Columbus, OH                        LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre
10       Traverse City, MI                   National Cherry Festival
11       Clarkston, MI                         DYE Energy Music Theatre
12       Fort Wayne, IN                      Hanning & Bean Plaza @ Three Rivers Festival
13       Pittsburgh, PA                       Stage AE – Outdoors
17       Oshkosh, WI                           Leach Amphitheatre
18       Prior Lake, MN                       Lakefront Music Fest
19       Hammond, IN                                    Wolf Lake Memorial Park – The Pavilion **
20       Kettering, OH                         Fraze Pavilion
22       Boston, MA                             House of Blues
23       Jim Thorpe, PA                      Penn’s Peak ***
24       Stamford, CT                          Alive At Five Concert Series *
25       Asbury Park, NJ                     Stone Pony Summerstage
26       Atlantic City, NJ                      Trump Taj Mahal – Mark Etess Arena
27       Solomons, MD                        Calvert Marine Museum *** †
29       Huntington, NY                      The Paramount
30       Glen Allen, VA                        Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series
AUGUST
1          Raleigh, NC                             Red Hat Amphitheatre
2          Atlanta, GA                             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
3          Clearwater, FL                       Ruth Eckerd Hall
5          San Antonio, TX                     Majestic Theatre *
7          Albuquerque, NM                 Route 66 *
(CONTINUED)
                              UNDER THE SUN 2014
Blues Traveler * Sugar Ray
Uncle Kracker * Smash Mouth
Special Guests Gin Blossoms / Sister Hazel (On Selected Dates)
 
AUGUST (Cont’d)
8          Las Vegas, NV                         Golden Nugget
9          Valley Center, CA                   Harrah’s Rincon Hotel & Casino
11       Saratoga, CA                           The Mountain Winery
12       Los Angeles, CA                      The Greek Theatre
13       Paso Robles, CA                     Vino Robles Amphitheatre
15       Marysville, WA                       Tulalip Resort Casino **
ADDITIONAL DATES & INFORMATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
 
* w/o Uncle Kracker
** w/o Smash Mouth
*** w/o Blues Traveler
† w/Gin Blossoms
‡ w/Sister Hazel

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