Last updated on April 16, 2014 at 7:25 EDT

Blues Traveler’s New Album “Suzie Cracks The Whip” Debuts In Top 100 Of Billboard Chart

July 10, 2012

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — John Popper, Chan Kinchla, Tad Kinchla, Ben Wilson and Brendan Hill, aka Blues Traveler, are celebrating the solid debut of their new album SUZIE CRACKS THE WHIP in the top 100 of Billboard’s TOP 200 Chart this week. Their 11th album and first for 429 Records, SUZIE CRACKS THE WHIP was the band’s highest charting album (#91) in over a decade–a sweet affirmation of their talents as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. The Grammy Award winning, platinum selling rock band have built up a considerable musical legacy based on their infectious, winning sound and their tireless love of touring resulting in a legion of loyal fans worldwide. The band have mixed it up with their latest bringing in the powerhouse production team of Sam Hollander and Dave “Sluggo” Katz–aka S*A*M* and Sluggo (Katy Perry) and inviting a slew of special guests such as Ron Sexsmith, Spin Doctor’s Chris Barron and Crystal Bowersox who contributed both in the songwriting and performing and help take the Blues Traveler trademark sound to a new level. Triple A radio has embraced the first single “You Don’t Have To Love Me” propelling it up the charts–it’s currently Top 20 at Mediabase. The continued success of the album will be further bolstered by the extensive touring Blues Traveler takes on with Barenaked Ladies, Cracker and Big Head Todd & The Monsters on the LAST SUMMER ON EARTH tour. SUZIE CRACKS THE WHIP is available everywhere on 429 Records. A deluxe 2 CD edition with 22 minutes of exclusive extra music is available at Best Buy.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090208/LA67886LOGO)

From their humble beginnings in the basement of Brendan Hill’s parent’s house 25 years ago, Blues Traveler has maintained a rock solid reputation enjoying incomparable musical milestones along the way. Grammys, hit singles (“Run Around” remains the longest charting single in Billboard history) and platinum sales are only a small part of what keeps the band fresh and eager to keep performing. Staying open to new ideas has resulted in a collaborative new project that’s invigorated the band to a new high level.

Track Listing:

               1)  You Don't Have To Love Me
               2)  Recognize My Friend
               3)  Devil In The Details
               4)  All Things Are Possible
               5)  Things Are Looking Up
               6)   Love Is Everything (That I
               7)   Don't Wanna Go (feat.
                    Crystal Bowersox)
               8)  Nobody Fall In Love With Me
               9)  Cover Me
              10)  Saving Grace
              11)  Big City Girls
              12)  Cara Let The Moon

Confirmed Blues Traveler dates:

    07/12                 Raleigh, NC / Raleigh Amphitheatre
    07/13                 Charlotte NC / Uptown Amphitheatre
    07/14                 Charleston, SC / FCM Stadium
    07/16                  Alpharetta, GA /Verizon
    07/17                 Tampa FL / Ask Gary Amphitheatre
    07/18                  West Palm Beach, FL /Cruzan
    07/20                 Houston TX / Cynthia Woods Amp
    07/21                 Austin, TX / ACL at Moody Theatre
    07/22                 Dallas, TX / Gexa Amphitheatre
    07/24                 Albuquerque, NM / Sandia Casino
    07/25                 Phoenix, AZ / Comerica Theatre
    07/27                 Los Angeles, CA / Gibson Amp
    07/28                 Las Vegas, NV / The Joint
    07/29                 Valley Center, CA / Harrah's Rincon
    07/31                 Saratoga, CA / Mountain Winery
    08/02                 Boise, ID / Botanical Gardens
    08/03                 Redmond, WA / Marymoor
    08/07                  Apple Valley, MN /Weesner
    08/09                 Council Bluffs, IA / Harrah's
    08/10                 West Allis, WI / State Fair
    08/11                  Detroit, MI /DTE Energy Music
    08/12                  Indianapolis IN /The Lawn at White
    08/14                 Wantagh, NY / Jones Beach Amp
    08/15                 Philadelphia, PA / Penn's Landing
    08/17                 Bethlehem, PA / Sands Bethlehem
    08/18                 Boston, MA / BOA Pavilion
    08/19                 Bangor, ME / Bangor Waterfront
    08/22                 Plymouth, NH / Flying Monkey PAC
    08/23                  Peekskill, NY /Paramount Center
                           for the Arts
    08/24                  Bridgeport, CT /Klein Memorial
    09/12                  Salt Lake City, UT /Utah State
    09/14                  Spokane, WA /Spokane Interstate
    09/20                  Riverside , CA  /Fox Performing
                           Arts Center
    09/21                 Napa, CA / Uptown Theatre
    09/22                 Ventura, CA / Arroyo Verde Park
    09/27                  Chicago, IL /Navy Pier Skyline
    9/29-30               Kansas City, MO / The Crossroads
    10/11-12              Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Bowl
    10/13                  Ocean City, NJ /Ocean City Music

Purchase link for Best Buy Deluxe 2CD Edition:

For more information visit:


429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

SOURCE 429 Records

Source: PR Newswire