On the heels of their successful 2022 35th Anniversary Tour, seminal six-time Platinum rockers Blues Traveler have announced a series of 2023 shows to coincide with the impending release of their Live and Acoustic: Fall of 1997 limited edition, double EP (Spring 2023). Tickets for the “Blues Traveler 2023 Tour” go on sale Friday, January 27 and can be purchased at https://bluestraveler.com/tour.
The Spring tour will kick off Tuesday, April 25 at the Fox Theatre in Hutchinson, KS and run through the end of May, culminating at the Flying Monkey on Wednesday, May 24 in Plymouth, NH. During the shows, the band will perform a bevy of songs spanning more than three decades and 14 hit albums – including the iconic four, which went six-times Platinum and spawned the definitive “Run-Around” (garnering their first Grammy® Award).
Audiences can also expect to hear the band’s 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.
Blues Traveler will also be promoting their forthcoming spring 2023 release of Live and Acoustic: Fall of 1997, which is a selection of highlights from the ensemble’s legendary tour 25-years-ago. The 25th-anniversary limited edition double LP will include unreleased, remastered material from the initial two-track soundboard recordings. Amongst the tracks on the upcoming drop are fan favorites and some of the band’s best-known material like “Run-Around,” “But Anyway” and “The Mountains Win Again,” interspersed with several deep cuts.
“This EXCLUSIVE limited-edition double LP is a selection of many of the highlights from our legendary 1997 fall tour that produced the only acoustic sets that the original line up of Blues Traveler, including our beloved friend and bassist, Bobby Sheehan ever played on tour,” said Guitarist Chan Kinchla. “These previously unheard and uncirculated tracks are remastered from the original 2-track soundboard recordings for the ultimate Blues Traveler live and acoustic experience.”
The tour that spawned the album came after the success of Blues Traveler’s October 1997 performance at Neil Young’s Bridge School benefit, where the band delivered two entirely acoustic shows. Inspired by the magic they created, the group integrated mini acoustic sets between their first and second electric frames during their 1997 Fall tour.
Live and Acoustic: Fall of 1997 captures moments from the band’s historic acoustic performances, with the release doubling as a 25th-anniversary celebration of the ensemble’s late-’90s live delivery. The forthcoming LP is available on limited edition colored vinyl via Experience Vinyl at experiencevinyl.com.
NEW “Blues Traveler 2023 Tour” official tour dates are as follows:
*Dates are subject to change.
Tuesday, April 25 Fox Theatre Hutchinson, KS
Wednesday, April 26 The Jones Assembly Oklahoma City, OK
Friday. April 28 Crystal Grand Music Theatre Wisconsin Dells, WI
Saturday, April 29 Brown County Event Center Nashville, IN
Sunday, April 30 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Tuesday, May 2 Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) Bowling Green, KY
Wednesday, May 3 Manchester Music Hall Lexington, KY
Friday. May 5 Montgomery PAC Montgomery, AL
Saturday, May 6 Cullman Strawberry Festival Cullman, AL
Friday, May 12 The National Richmond, VA
Sunday, May 14 Sherman Theatre Stroudsburg, PA
Tuesday, May 16 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
Wednesday, May 17 Lynn Auditorium Lynn, MA
Saturday, May 20 The Concert Venue At Harrah’s Atlantic City, NJ
Sunday, May 21 Tap NY @ Bethel Wood Center For The Arts Bethel, NY
Tuesday, May 23 Waterville Opera House Waterville, ME
Wednesday, May 24 Flying Monkey Plymouth, NH