Blues Traveler To Appear At Minneapolis' Mall Of America For Performance And CD Signing August 6th @ 6pm



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

Jul 30, 2012, 09:01 ET from 429 Records

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 30, 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. Their 11th album and first for 429 Records, SUZIE CRACKS THE WHIP was the band's highest charting album (#81) 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.


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:

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
08/22 Plymouth, NH / Flying Monkey PAC
08/23 Peekskill, NY / Paramount Center for the Arts
08/24 Bridgeport, CT / Klein Memorial Auditorium
09/12 Salt Lake City, UT / Utah State Fairgrounds
09/14 Spokane, WA / Spokane Interstate Fair
09/20 Riverside , CA  / Fox Performing Arts Center
09/21 Napa, CA / Uptown Theatre
09/22 Ventura, CA / Arroyo Verde Park
09/27 Chicago, IL / Navy Pier Skyline Stage
9/29-30 Kansas City, MO / The Crossroads
10/11-12 Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Bowl
10/13 Portchester, NY/Capitol Theater
10/15 Saratoga Springs, NY/Putnam Den
10/16 Wilmington, DE/Grand Opera House
10/17 New Hope, PA/Havana
10/19 Washington, DC/The Hamilton
10/20 Newton, NJ/Newton Theatre
10/21 Annapolis, MD/Rams Head On Stage
10/26 Biloxi, MS/Hardrock Casino
10/28 Ponte Vedra, FL/Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
11/2 Houston, TX/Houston Zoo
11/5-6 Lake Buena Vista, FL/Walt Disney World
11/8 Fort Lauderdale, FL/Culture Room
11/10 St. Petersburg, FL/Ribfest-Vinoy Park 

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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.

SOURCE 429 Records