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|Jul 31||Blues Traveler||Stage AE Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Find Tickets|
|Aug 6||Blues Traveler||L'Auberge® Casino Resort Lake Charles, LA Lake Charles, Louisiana||Find Tickets|
|Aug 21||Blues Traveler||Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, Virginia||Find Tickets|
|Aug 23||Blues Traveler||U.S. Cellular Stage at The Bijou Theatre Knoxville, Tennessee||Find Tickets|
|Aug 25||Blues Traveler||Track 29 Chattanooga, Tennessee||Find Tickets|
|Aug 26||Blues Traveler||Bogarts Cincinnati, Ohio||Find Tickets|
|Aug 27||Blues Traveler||Bogarts Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Aug 29||Blues Traveler||Conner Prairie Indianapolis, Indiana||Find Tickets|
|Aug 30||Blues Traveler||Conner Prairie Indianapolis, Indiana||Find Tickets|
|Sep 8||Blues Traveler||Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts||Find Tickets|
|Sep 9||Blues Traveler||Irving Plaza New York, New York||Find Tickets|
|Sep 11||Blues Traveler||The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, Maryland||Find Tickets|
|Sep 12||Weenie Roast 15||PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, North Carolina||Find Tickets|
|Sep 15||Blues Traveler||Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia||Find Tickets|
|Sep 18||BLUES TRAVELER||Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, Florida||Find Tickets|
From the Blues Traveler Wikipedia article:
Blues Traveler is an American jam band from Princeton, New Jersey. Currently, the group is led by harmonica virtuoso John Popper (vocals, harmonica) along with Chan Kinchla (guitar), Brendan Hill (b. March 27, 1970, in London, England, UK) (drums), Tad Kinchla (b. February 21, 1973, in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.) (bass) and Ben Wilson (b. November 17, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.) (keyboards). Tad Kinchla and Ben Wilson joined the band following the death of original bassist Bobby Sheehan in 1999 of a drug overdose in New Orleans.
While Blues Traveler is best known among fans for their improvisational live shows, the general public is most familiar with the group from their fourth studio album Four. Released in 1994, the two singles "Run-Around" and "Hook" gained mainstream radio popularity.
Blues Traveler's subsequent releases were not as successful as the quintuple platinum sales of Four, though the band has maintained a loyal fanbase from the beginning of their career. Their albums with A&M in the later 1990s include Straight on Till Morning and Bridge.
The group signed with Sanctuary Records and released Truth Be Told on August 5, 2003. Their latest album, ¡Bastardos!, was released on September 13, 2005.
Sheehan's untimely death in 1999 and Popper's struggle with obesity put a damper on the group's success, and A&M dropped the band after low sales of their 2001 album Bridge. However, the band took this transition period as an opportunity to start in new directions musically. Popper, who at one point weighed in at a dangerous 420 pounds, had gastric bypass surgery in 2003 and is no longer obese.
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