Blues Traveler & Big Head Todd & The Monsters Announce "Blue Monsters Tour"

Article Contributed by DMK Publicity | Published on Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Grammy® Award-winning artist Blues Traveler and Platinum-Selling rockers Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be giving audiences a one-two punch this summer as they deliver an onslaught of hits with their much-anticipated “Blue Monsters Tour 2023.” Kicking off July 6 in Vail, CO and running through August 20 in Indianapolis, IN, the tour will feature a bevy of songs spanning more than three decades, and feature a smattering of smash singles from each of the bands, as well as more obscure jams seldomly performed live.

Tickets for “Blue Monsters Tour 2023” go on sale Friday, April 14 at 10 AM local time at

The “Blue Monsters Tour 2023” is not the first time that these two iconic bands have performed together. In fact, since their first appearances at the 1993 H.O.R.D.E Tour, both Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd and the Monsters have spent the past 30 years on many of the same bills. In addition to the 1994, 1997, and 2015 H.O.R.D.E. Tours, they were also part of the A-list lineups for the 2001 “Moondance Jam,” the 2002 “One World, One Heart Festival,” the 2012 “Last Summer on Earth Tour,” and the 2019 “BeachLife Festival.” Through these experiences, the groups forged a friendship that transcends both time and music.

“This summer is going to be a blast! Rocking the stage alongside our great friends, and killer band, Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be such a treat,” said Ben Wilson, Blues Traveler keyboardist. “’The Blue Monster’ is rolling your way and no stage will be left unscathed! Come on down!”

Blues Traveler, who are in the midst of their “Spring 2023 Tour” and promoting the impending release of their Live and Acoustic: Fall of 1997 limited edition, double EP, have spent more than 36 years writing and performing music that has not only resonated with fans but stood the test of the time. They currently have 14 hit studio albums to their credit, including the iconic four, which went six-times Platinum and spawned the definitive “Run-Around” (garnering their first Grammy® Award).

During the “Blue Monsters Tour 2023,” audiences can expect to hear all of the band’s hits, including their Billboard-topping smash singles like “Hook” and “But Anyway,” as well as their new, jam-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.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters, who are also no strangers to the road, recently wrapping a 2022 U.S. tour and already revealing details for their September “2023 Rhine River Cruise” following the “Blue Monsters Tour 2023” routing, have dedicated 38 years to their music career. Quietly becoming an American institution in this time, thanks to their writing, recording, and touring (totaling over 3,500 performances), and countless sold out shows in amphitheaters, on the high seas, and even beaming their tunes to outer space (literally), they have earned the endorsement of everyone from Robert Plant to The Denver Broncos, and tallied tens of millions of streams.

The group also has 12 studio albums to their credit, including the 1993 breakout Sister Sweetly. Powered by staples like “Broken Hearted Savior,” “It’s Alright,” and “Bittersweet,” the record eventually went Platinum, leading to a support slot for Plant on tour. During the “Blue Monsters Tour 2023,” fans can expect to hear these hits plus many more.

"We are beyond thrilled to be rejoining our long-time musical brethren, the mighty Blues Traveler! Summer fun never sounded so good since our H.O.R.D.E. tours,” said Todd Park Mohr, vocalist and guitarist for Big Head Todd and the Monsters.  “Looking forward to being on a stage near you!"

Official “Blue Monsters Tour 2023” dates are as follows:

July 6                Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre                                         Vail, CO

July 7               Pikes Peak Center                                                        Colorado Springs, CO

July 8               Amphitheatre at Los Colonias Park                                Grand Junction, CO

July 11             Red Butte Garden                                                         Salt Lake City, UT

July 13             KettleHouse Amphitheater                                             Bonner, MT

July 14             Outlaw Field                                                                 Boise, ID

July 15             Northern Quest Resort & Casino                                     Spokane, WA

July 17             Wine Country Amphitheater                                           Walla Walla, WA

July 19             Hayden Homes Amphitheater                                        Bend, OR

July 21             McMenamins Grand Lodge Theater                               Forest Grove, OR

July 22             The Cuthbert Amphitheater                                            Eugene, OR

July 23             Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater                                  Seattle, WA

July 25             Britt Festival Pavilion                                                     Jacksonville, OR

July 28             Thunder Valley Casino Resort                                       Lincoln, CA

July 29             Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino             Reno, NV

July 31             Pepsi Amphitheater                                                       Flagstaff, AZ

August 1          Marquee Theatre                                                          Phoenix, AZ

August 2          Revel                                                                           Albuquerque, NM

August 10        GrindersKC                                                                  Kansas City, MO

August 11        McGrath Amphitheatre                                                  Cedar Rapids, IA

August 12        Ravinia Pavilion                                                            Highland Park, IL

August 14        Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater                                        Lincoln, NE

August 15        Vetter Stone Amphitheater                                            Mankato, MN

August 16        The Ledge Amphitheater                                               Waite Park, MN

August 18        Chesterfield Amphitheater                                             Chesterfield, MO

August 19        Ozarks Amphitheater                                                    Camdenton, MO

August 20        Rock The Ruins                                                            Indianapolis, IN