Blues Traveler Announces Spring Tour Ahead of Limited Edition, Double LP Drop “Live and Acoustic: Fall of 1997”
Not ones to rest on their laurels after last year’s successful 35th anniversary tour, Blues Traveler have a announced a series of 2023 shows to coincide with the upcoming release of their Live and Acoustic: Fall of 1997 limited edition double album coming out this spring. The 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.
The band will perform songs spanning more than three decades and 14 hit albums including the iconic four, which went six-times platinum and spawned “Run Around,” garnering them their first Grammy award. Fans can expect to hear the band’s Billboard-topping smash singles like “Hook” and “But Anyway” as well as 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 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. Among the tracks on the upcoming release are fan favorites and some of the band’s best known material like “Run-Around,” “But Anyway,” and “The Mountains Win Again” sprinkled in with several deep cuts.
The album was inspired by the success of Blues Traveler’s October 1997 performance at Neil Young’s Bridge School benefit, where the band delivered two entirely acoustic shows. Stimulated by the magic created there, the band integrated mini-acoustic sets between their first and second electric frames during their 1997 fall tour. The forthcoming LP is available on limited-edition colored vinyl via Experience Vinyl at experiencevinyl.com
“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 lineup 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.”
Blues Travel Spring Tour Dates
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 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 Concert Venue At Harrah’s Atlantic City, NJ
Sunday, May 21 Bethel Wood Center For The Arts Bethel, NY
Tuesday, May 23 Waterville Opera House Waterville, ME
Wednesday, May 24 Flying Monkey Plymouth, NH
Tickets for Blues Traveler’s spring tour are on sale now and available via the band’s official website. For more information, click on the links below.