SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- John Popper, Chan Kinchla, Tad Kinchla, Ben Wilson and Brendan Hill, aka Blues Traveler, will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary with the release of SUZIE CRACKS THE WHIP—their 11th album and first for 429 Records. 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. Always the intrepid road warriors, Blues Traveler will embark on an extensive nationwide tour with Barenaked Ladies, Cracker and Big Head Todd & The Monsters beginning in July. SUZIE CRACKS THE WHIP will be available on 429 Records June 26th.
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.
Says John Popper: "I love these guys like my family but after writing the same way with the same people for 25 years, it was good to find a new outlet and take a different approach. Likewise, S*A*M and Sluggo helped remind us about what was cool about Blues Traveler in the first place. It's easy to forget what's cool about yourself after so many years of being you."
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:
4/13 Uncasville, CT/ Mohegan Sun 4/15 Falls Church, VA/ State Theatre 5/18 Nashville, TN/Backstage @ Tin Roof 5/19 Columbia, SC/ Tin Roof 7/2 Aspen, CO/ Belly Up Aspen 7/4 Denver, CO/ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Confirmed tour dates with Barenaked Ladies, Cracker and Big Head Todd:
07/06 Toledo OH / Zoo 07/07 Canandaigua, NY / CMAC 07/08 Kettering, OH / Fraze Pavilion 07/09 Chicago, IL / Charter One Pavilion 07/12 Raleigh, NC / Raleigh Amphitheatre 07/13 Charlotte NC / Uptown Amphitheatre 07/14 Charleston, SC / FCM Stadium 07/16 Alpharetta, GA / Verizon Amphitheatre 07/17 Tampa FL / Ask Gary Amphitheatre 07/18 West Palm Beach, FL / Cruzan Amphitheatre 07/20 Houston TX / Cynthia Woods Amp 07/21 Austin, TX / ACL at Moody Theatre 07/22 Dallas, TX / Gexa Amphitheatre 07/24 Albuquerque, NM / Sandia Casino 07/25 Phoenix, AZ / Comerica Theatre 07/27 Los Angeles, CA / Gibson Amp 07/28 Las Vegas, NV / The Joint 07/29 Valley Center, CA / Harrah's Rincon 07/31 Saratoga, CA / Mountain Winery 08/02 Boise, ID / Botanical Gardens 08/03 Redmond, WA / Marymoor 08/07 Apple Valley, MN / Weesner Amphitheatre 08/09 Council Bluffs, IA / Harrah's 08/10 West Allis, WI / State Fair 08/11 Detroit, MI / DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/12 Indianapolis IN / The Lawn at White River 08/14 Wantagh, NY / Jones Beach Amp 08/15 Philadelphia, PA / Penn's Landing 08/17 Bethlehem, PA / Sands Bethlehem 08/18 Boston, MA / BOA Pavilion 08/19 Bangor, ME / Bangor Waterfront
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.