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Blues Traveler embarks on major summer tour

on April 27, 2009, 10:45am

It’s been an incredible 20-plus year musical roller coaster for the Princeton, New Jersey jam rockers Blues Traveler. This summer, we’ll see another feather etched into the band’s musical caps. The blues-jam quintet, famous for its infectious hit singles “Run Around” and “But Anyway”, will partake on a summer tour to promote its most recent album, 2008’s North Hollywood Shootout.

Regarding the album, guitarist Chan Kinchla spoke about its translation to the stage (Per Live Daily):

“When we play live, we get a lot of these great grooves and things going when we do jams in the songs and in-between songs–happy accidents and stuff like that. We felt like that hasn’t really been represented on record, so we decided to spend a lot of time just doing free-form jamming and finding parts we liked and using them to build songs around.”

If that’s the case, then there’s no reason not to go see them. The tour will kick off Saturday, May 2nd, in Tulsa, Okla. The band will continue to jam out until Saturday, August 22nd, in Columbus, Indianapolis. Summer is right around the corner, so arm those coolers with some tasty brews and take in all the harmonica wailing of John Popper with delight and glee. This summer will rock, and Blues Traveler show no signs of slowing down.

Blues Traveler 2009 Tour Dates:
05/02 – Tulsa, OK @ River Spirit Casino
05/28 – Eureka, CA @ Arkley Center
05/29 – Vacaville, CA @ Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre
05/30 – Campbell, CA @ Heritage Theatre
06/02 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
06/04 – Albany, NY @ Alive At Five
06/05 – Fairfax, VA @ Government Center
06/06 – Morristown, NJ @ Community Theatre At Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
06/09 – Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
06/10 – Glen Allen, VA @ Innsbrook Pavilion
06/12 – Westhampton Beach, NY @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
06/14 – Utica, NY @ Saranac Brewery
06/27 – Franklin, OH @ J.D. Legends
07/05 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
07/10 – Alpine, CA @ DreamCatcher at Viejas
07/15 – Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
07/16 – Snoqualmie, WA @ Snoqualmie Casino
07/18 – Nakusp, British Columbia @ Saddle Mountain High
07/20 – Idaho Falls, ID @ Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium
07/25 – Floyd, VA @ Blue Cow Pavilion
07/30 – Concord, NH @ Capitol Center for the Arts
07/31 – Lowell, MA @ Boarding House Park
08/22 – Columbus, IN @ Mill Race Park

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