Blues Traveler Makes 2015 Travel Plans

Blues Traveler’s revitalized H.O.R.D.E. Festival isn’t the only gig the band has planned this summer. The rock band has a whole bunch of new dates lined up from July through October.

Photo: Glenn A. Miller
Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, Md.

You can pretty much count on the act including a few tunes from its new album, Blow Up The Moon, in the setlist. Released last month, the LP is Blues Traveler’s 12th studio effort and its first collaborative album.

“We wanted to experiment with co-writing since we usually try to do everything in-house, in this misguided homage to The Beatles,” frontman John Popper said. “We found quality writers to see what they could bring to us as a band, and also people who could see our strengths, something that’s hard to see for yourself.”

Blues Traveler worked with a range of acts on Blow Up The Moon including Thompson Square, Plain White T’s, 3OH!3, Dirty Heads, Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome, Hanson, Jewel, Secondhand Serenade, JC Chasez of *NSYNC, Bowling for Soup, New Hollow and Thomas Ian Nicholas.

The band has a round of dates booked in May before kicking off its summer plans with a July 4 appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo.

The return of H.O.R.D.E. Festival is a one-night only event in the U.S. – July 9 in Clarkston, Mich., at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. Blues Traveler will be joined by 311 and Big Head Todd & The Monsters.

Here’s the summer and fall itinerary:

July 4 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre  
July 9 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre (H.O.R.D.E. Festival)         
July 17 – Newton, Iowa, Iowa Speedway    
July 23 – Morristown, N.J., Mayo Performing Arts Center  
July 24 – Atlantic City, N.J., Resorts Atlantic City / Superstar Theater
July 30 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues  
July 31 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE   
Aug. 22 – Asheville, N.C., Biltmore Estate  
Aug. 28 – Fishers, Ind., Conner Prairie         
Aug. 29 – Fishers, Ind., Conner Prairie         
Aug. 30 – Fishers, Ind., Conner Prairie         
Sept. 8 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club           
Sept. 9 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza        
Sept. 11 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring    
Sept. 16 – Birmingham, Ala., Iron City         
Sept. 18 – Pensacola, Fla., Vinyl Music Hall
Sept. 19 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., Jannus Live           
Sept. 20 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution Live    
Sept. 22 – New Orleans, La., The Civic Theatre       
Sept. 24 – Austin, Texas, Emo’s        
Sept. 25 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Sept. 26 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues     
Sept. 28 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom       
Sept. 29 – Columbia, Mo., The Blue Note    
Oct. 2 – Milwaukee, Wis., Turner Hall Ballroom      
Oct. 3 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues          
Oct. 6 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot     
Oct. 7 – Boise, Idaho, Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct. 8 – Spokane, Wash., Knitting Factory Concert House 
Oct. 10 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox        
Oct. 11 – Portland, Ore., Revolution Hall     
Oct. 15 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore            
Oct. 16 – West Hollywood, Calif., Troubadour        
Oct. 17 – Temecula, Calif., Monte De Oro Winery   
Oct. 19 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues  
Oct. 21 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Livewire            
Oct. 23 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Tickets for select dates go on sale May 8. Visit for more information.