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Blues Traveler talks new album ahead of Big Top Chautauqua concert

Jun 25, 2018 12:54PM ● Published by Editor

From Jambands.com - June 25, 2018


Blues Traveler have announced they will release their 13th studio album, Hurry Up & Hang Around, on October 12 via BMG. The effort will mark the band’s first since 2015’s Blow Up the Moon and comes after the group’s recent 30th anniversary tour celebration. 

For Hurry Up & Hang Around, frontman John Popper and his bandmates recruited producer Matt Rollings to work with them in a rented Nashville house to write and eventually record the album’s 12 tracks. 

“We were going through some changes as far as our infrastructure goes,” Popper says in a press release. “We parted ways with two different managers. No preparations had really been made, and it seemed like it might be too late to make new music. Between taking meetings, we were by ourselves writing in the garage every day of this Nashville house. That was pretty cool, because we felt like a garage band again. There was a spirit of survival. We had something to celebrate, so we really came together as a band. Matt put it all on turbo boost, because he’s one of the finest producers we’ve ever worked with, period. He can bring out any sound he wants. He got takes out of me that I couldn’t ever get out of myself, and I’ve tried. However, he also let me be me. It’s one of the best production experiences we’ve ever had. It was an unexpected musical education.” 

Pre-order Hurry Up & Hang Around here. The album’s first single, “Accelerated Nation,” will be available July 6. Blues Traveler will return to Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre next week for their annual July 4 celebration before heading on an extensive touring schedule for the rest of 2018. See their dates below. Tickets for the group’s fall tour go on sale this Friday, June 29. Further tour information can be found here.

Hurry Up & Hang Around Tracklist:

1. Accelerated Nation
2. She Becomes My Way
3. The Touch She Has
4. When You Fall Down
5. The Wolf Is Bumpin’
6. Daddy Went A Giggin’
7. Tangle Of Our Dreaming
8. More Than Truth
9. Prayer Upon The Wind
10. Miss Olympus
11. Phone Call From Leavenworth
12. Ode From The Aspect

Blues Traveler Tour Dates

July 4 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
July 6 – Dixon, IL – Dixon Petunia Fest 
July 7 – Toledo, OH – Hensville Park Concert
July 13 – Tama, IA – Meskwaki Casino Hotel 
July 14 – Hutchinson, MN – Riversong Music Fest 
July 15 – Washburn, WI – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
July 17 – Fish Creek, WI – Door Community Auditorium 
July 20 – Kansas City, MO – Coors Light Block Party at KC Live! 
July 21 – Madison, WI – The Edgewater Summer Concert Series
July 26 – Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
July 27 – Petoskey, MI – Bayview John Hall Auditorium 
July 28 – Bay City, MI – Wenonah Park 
July 30 – Ocean City, NJ – Ocean City Music Pier 
August 1 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Kirby Center
August 2 – North Stonington, CT – Jonathan Edwards Winery 
August 4 – Johnstown, PA – Flood City Music Festival
August 10 – Tillamook, OR – Tillamook County Fair 
August 11 – Hermiston, OR – Umatilla County Fair 
August 15 – Rochester, NH – Rochester Opera House
August 17 – Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery 
August 18 – Lowell, MA – Lowell Summer Concert Series 
August 19 – Great Neck, NY – Waterside Theater
August 21 – Nantucket, MA – Chicken Box 
August 22 – Nantucket, MA – Chicken Box
August 24 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
August 25 – State College, PA – The State Theatre
August 26 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’ Fest

Fall Tour:

October 12 – Montclair, NJ – The Welmont
October 13 – Providence, RI – The Strand
October 14 – Torrington, CT – Warner Theatre  
October 17 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall  
October 19 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
October 20 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
October 21 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre  
October 23 – Savannah, GA – The Stage on Bay  
October 25 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
October 26 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
October 27 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz  
October 31 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
November 1 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
November 2 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant  
November 4 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater  
November 6 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom  
November 8 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
November 9 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
November 10 – Houston, TX -House of Blues  
November 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco  
November 15 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield  
November 17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
November 18 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom



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