Blues Traveler to Appear at Minneapolis' Mall of America for Performance and CD Signing Monday August 6th @ 6pm BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES 6 BONUS TRACKS


Band Celebrates 25th Anniversary & Best Sales In Over A Decade

Buzz Continues Into Fall As Band Continues On "Last Summer On Earth Tour" With Barenaked Ladies, Cracker, Big Head Todd

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- John Popper, Chan Kinchla, Tad Kinchla, Ben Wilson and Brendan Hill, aka Blues Traveler, are celebrating the solid debut of their new album SUZIE CRACKS THE WHIP in the top 100 of  Billboard's TOP 200 Chart this week. Their 11th album and first for 429 Records, SUZIE CRACKS THE WHIP was the band's highest charting album (#91)  in over a decade--a sweet affirmation of their talents as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. The band will appear @ the Mall of America on August 6th @ 6pm for a special performance on the Rotunda and CD signing. Starting August 3rd at 10am, the first 350 people who purchase the special edition album at the Best Buy MOA store will receive a wristband that will allow them to meet the band after their performance. The first 75 will also receive a free limited edition Blues Traveler T-shirt and the following 150 customers will get a free limited edition poster with purchase. Autographs are on a first come, first served basis.

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The Grammy Award winning, platinum selling rock band have built up a considerable musical legacy based on their infectious, winning sound and their tireless love of touring resulting in a legion of loyal fans worldwide. The band have mixed it up with their latest bringing in the powerhouse production team of Sam Hollander and Dave "Sluggo" Katz—aka S*A*M* and Sluggo (Katy Perry) and inviting a slew of special guests such as Ron Sexsmith, Spin Doctor's Chris Barron and Crystal Bowersox who contributed both in the songwriting and performing and help take the Blues Traveler trademark sound to a new level. Triple A radio has embraced the first single "You Don't Have To Love Me" propelling it up the charts—it's currently Top 20 at Mediabase. The continued success of the album will be further bolstered by the extensive touring Blues Traveler takes on with Barenaked Ladies, Cracker and Big Head Todd & The Monsters on the LAST SUMMER ON EARTH tour.  SUZIE CRACKS THE WHIP is available everywhere on 429 Records. A deluxe 2 CD edition with 22 minutes of exclusive extra music is available at Best Buy. 

From their humble beginnings in the basement of Brendan Hill's parent's house 25 years ago, Blues Traveler has maintained a rock solid reputation enjoying incomparable musical milestones along the way. Grammys, hit singles ("Run Around" remains the longest charting single in Billboard history) and platinum sales are only a small part of what keeps the band fresh and eager to keep performing. Staying open to new ideas has resulted in a collaborative new project that's invigorated the band to a new high level.

Track Listing:

  1. You Don't Have To Love Me
  2. Recognize My Friend
  3. Devil In The Details
  4. All Things Are Possible
  5. Things Are Looking Up
  6. Love Is Everything (That I Describe)
  7. Don't Wanna Go (feat. Crystal Bowersox)
  8. Nobody Fall In Love With Me
  9. Cover Me
  10. Saving Grace
  11. Big City Girls
  12. Cara Let The Moon

Confirmed Blues Traveler dates:


Redmond, WA / Marymoor


Apple Valley, MN / Weesner Amphitheatre


Council Bluffs, IA / Harrah's


West Allis, WI / State Fair


Detroit, MI / DTE Energy Music Theatre


Indianapolis IN / The Lawn at White River


Wantagh, NY / Jones Beach Amp


Philadelphia, PA / Penn's Landing


Bethlehem, PA / Sands Bethlehem


Boston, MA / BOA Pavilion


Bangor, ME / Bangor Waterfront


Plymouth, NH / Flying Monkey PAC


Peekskill, NY / Paramount Center for the Arts


Bridgeport, CT / Klein Memorial Auditorium


Salt Lake City, UT / Utah State Fairgrounds


Spokane, WA / Spokane Interstate Fair


Riverside , CA  / Fox Performing Arts Center


Napa, CA / Uptown Theatre


Ventura, CA / Arroyo Verde Park


Chicago, IL / Navy Pier Skyline Stage


Kansas City, MO / The Crossroads


Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Bowl


Ocean City, NJ / Ocean City Music Pier

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429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.


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