Blues Traveler’s New Album “Suzie Cracks The Whip” Debuts In Top 100 Of Billboard Chart
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.
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.
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 Describe) 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 Amphitheatre 07/17 Tampa FL / Ask Gary Amphitheatre 07/18 West Palm Beach, FL /Cruzan Amphitheatre 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 Amphitheatre 08/09 Council Bluffs, IA / Harrah's 08/10 West Allis, WI / State Fair 08/11 Detroit, MI /DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/12 Indianapolis IN /The Lawn at White River 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 Auditorium 09/12 Salt Lake City, UT /Utah State Fairgrounds 09/14 Spokane, WA /Spokane Interstate Fair 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 Stage 9/29-30 Kansas City, MO / The Crossroads 10/11-12 Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Bowl 10/13 Ocean City, NJ /Ocean City Music Pier
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