(dmk) Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be giving audiences a one-two punch this summer as they deliver an onslaught of hits with their much-anticipated "Blue Monsters Tour 2023." Kicking off July 6 in Vail, CO and running through August 20 in Indianapolis, IN, the tour will feature a bevy of songs spanning more than three decades, and feature a smattering of smash singles from each of the bands, as well as more obscure jams seldomly performed live.
Tickets for "Blue Monsters Tour 2023" go on sale Friday, April 14 at 10 AM local time at https://bluestraveler.com. The "Blue Monsters Tour 2023" is not the first time that these two iconic bands have performed together. In fact, since their first appearances at the 1993 H.O.R.D.E Tour, both Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd and the Monsters have spent the past 30 years on many of the same bills. In addition to the 1994, 1997, and 2015 H.O.R.D.E. Tours, they were also part of the A-list lineups for the 2001 "Moondance Jam," the 2002 "One World, One Heart Festival," the 2012 "Last Summer on Earth Tour," and the 2019 "BeachLife Festival." Through these experiences, the groups forged a friendship that transcends both time and music.
"This summer is going to be a blast! Rocking the stage alongside our great friends, and killer band, Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be such a treat," said Ben Wilson, Blues Traveler keyboardist. "'The Blue Monster' is rolling your way and no stage will be left unscathed! Come on down!"
Blues Traveler, who are in the midst of their "Spring 2023 Tour" and promoting the impending release of their Live and Acoustic: Fall of 1997 limited edition, double EP, have spent more than 36 years writing and performing music that has not only resonated with fans but stood the test of the time. They currently have 14 hit studio albums to their credit, including the iconic four, which went six-times Platinum and spawned the definitive "Run-Around" (garnering their first Grammy Award).
During the "Blue Monsters Tour 2023," audiences can expect to hear all of the band's hits, including their Billboard-topping smash singles like "Hook" and "But Anyway," as well as their 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.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters, who are also no strangers to the road, recently wrapping a 2022 U.S. tour and already revealing details for their September "2023 Rhine River Cruise" following the "Blue Monsters Tour 2023" routing, have dedicated 38 years to their music career. Quietly becoming an American institution in this time, thanks to their writing, recording, and touring (totaling over 3,500 performances), and countless sold out shows in amphitheaters, on the high seas, and even beaming their tunes to outer space (literally), they have earned the endorsement of everyone from Robert Plant to The Denver Broncos, and tallied tens of millions of streams.
The group also has 12 studio albums to their credit, including the 1993 breakout Sister Sweetly. Powered by staples like "Broken Hearted Savior," "It's Alright," and "Bittersweet," the record eventually went Platinum, leading to a support slot for Plant on tour. During the "Blue Monsters Tour 2023," fans can expect to hear these hits plus many more.
"We are beyond thrilled to be rejoining our long-time musical brethren, the mighty Blues Traveler! Summer fun never sounded so good since our H.O.R.D.E. tours," said Todd Park Mohr, vocalist and guitarist for Big Head Todd and the Monsters. "Looking forward to being on a stage near you!"
Official "Blue Monsters Tour 2023" dates are as follows:
July 6 Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre Vail, CO
July 7 Pikes Peak Center Colorado Springs, CO
July 8 Amphitheatre at Los Colonias Park Grand Junction, CO
July 11 Red Butte Garden Salt Lake City, UT
July 13 KettleHouse Amphitheater Bonner, MT
July 14 Outlaw Field Boise, ID
July 15 Northern Quest Resort & Casino Spokane, WA
July 17 Wine Country Amphitheater Walla Walla, WA
July 19 Hayden Homes Amphitheater Bend, OR
July 21 McMenamins Grand Lodge Theater Forest Grove, OR
July 22 The Cuthbert Amphitheater Eugene, OR
July 23 Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater Seattle, WA
July 25 Britt Festival Pavilion Jacksonville, OR
July 28 Thunder Valley Casino Resort Lincoln, CA
July 29 Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino Reno, NV
July 31 Pepsi Amphitheater Flagstaff, AZ
August 1 Marquee Theatre Phoenix, AZ
August 2 Revel Albuquerque, NM
August 10 GrindersKC Kansas City, MO
August 11 McGrath Amphitheatre Cedar Rapids, IA
August 12 Ravinia Pavilion Highland Park, IL
August 14 Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater Lincoln, NE
August 15 Vetter Stone Amphitheater Mankato, MN
August 16 The Ledge Amphitheater Waite Park, MN
August 18 Chesterfield Amphitheater Chesterfield, MO
August 19 Ozarks Amphitheater Camdenton, MO
August 20 Rock The Ruins Indianapolis, IN
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