The tour announcement comes on the heels of the band’s successful, Grammy®-nominated album Travelers Blue’s (Round Hill Records) which featured their blues-infused renditions of some of their favorite classic blues songs.
On the heels of their successful, Grammy®-nominated album Travelers Blue’s (Round Hill Records), Blues Traveler has announced that they will be celebrating the band’s 35th anniversary with an exclusive Spring tour that kicks off Friday, March 18 in Chattanooga, TN. Tickets for the “Blues Traveler 35th Anniversary Tour” go on sale Friday, March 4 and can be purchased at https://bluestraveler.com/tour/.
Throughout the tour, the seminal band will perform a career retrospective that has spanned more than three decades, produced 14 hit albums – including the iconic four, which went six times Platinum and spawned the definitive “Run-Around” (garnering the band their first Grammy Award) – and forever cemented the NJ boys into rock n’ roll history.
Audiences can also expect to hear the band’s Billboard-topping smash singles like “Hook” and “But Anyway,” as well as their new, blues-infused renditions of some of their favorite classic blues songs, originally recorded by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Freddie King, Big Mama Thornton, and Little Willie John.
“Blues Traveler is not just a band; it’s a lifestyle,” said Guitarist Chan Kinchla. “Blues Traveler is our life’s work. It’s enabled us to do so many other things. This little tribe we built in New York during the late eighties has survived all the way through—plus or minus some dearly departed brothers and sisters. It’s empowered us to be creative, make people happy, and travel around spreading some good vibes. The longer we do it, the more we like it. Now, thanks to our latest album, people know we can actually play the fucking blues too.”
Thirty Five years ago, the four original members of Blues Traveler—John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, Brendan Hill, and the late Bobby Sheehan—gathered in their drummer’s parent’s basement in Princeton, NJ to jam. From these high school sessions emerged a band that would go on to release a total of 14 studio albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum, and one six-times platinum- selling more than 10 million combined units worldwide. Over an illustrious career, Blues Traveler has played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.” Their latest album Travelers Blues (Round Hill Records) was released in 2021 and featured reimagined and recharged classics from the American blues songbook and a few surprises. The group’s first official blues album, it was nominated for a Grammy® for “Best Traditional Blues’ Album” in 2022.
Their movie credits include Blues Brothers 2000, Kingpin, Wildflowers and others. A television favorite, they have been featured on Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, VH1’s Behind the Music and they hold the record for the most appearances of any artist on The Late Show with David Letterman.
“Blues Traveler 35th Anniversary Tour” tour dates:
March 18 The Signal Chattanooga, TN
March 19 St. Pat’s in Five Points Columbia, SC
March 20 Jefferson Theatre Charlottesville, VA
May 7 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
May 10 College Street New Haven, CT
May 12 Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges Roanoke, VA
May 13 Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center Cherokee, NC
May 14 Southern Skies Music Festival Knoxville, TN
May 18 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC
May 20 The Amp at Dant Crossing New Haven, KY
May 22 The Carolina Opry Theater Myrtle Beach, SC
For more information, visit https://bluestraveler.com
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