Blues Traveler – Accelerated Nation

Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:03:03
From the Album:Accelerated Nation
Formats:AAA,Non-Commercial,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Jul 11 2018 10:10:00 EDT
Impact Date: Jul 24 2018 00:00:00

Blues Traveler
"Accelerated Nation"


Impacting July 24th

from the upcoming album

"Hurry Up and Hang Around" available 10/12


Songs that last tell stories. Real magic happens when a cranked guitar chord, wailing harmonica, saucy beat, and soulful vocal conjure up a psychedelic scene, a warm family memory, or a romance-gone-wrong (or -right, for that matter)


Since 1987, GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum rock mavericks Blues Traveler—John Popper [vocals, harmonica], Chan Kinchla [guitar], Tad Kinchla [bass], Ben Wilson [keyboards], and Brendan Hill [drums]—have spun such tales. Moreover, they proudly continue this tradition on their 13th full-length album, Hurry Up & Hang Around.


“To me, the album is about the same thing we’ve always been about for three decades: telling true stories,” affirms Popper. “Over the years, we’ve realized our truth consists of love for music, love for the life we’re living, love for each other, and love for the audience. When you’re honest, it resonates in other people. That’s the whole point of anything artistic.”


Unsurprisingly, there’s a hell of a story behind Hurry Up & Hang Around. As it goes, 2017 rolled around and marked the boys’ 30th anniversary. What better way to celebrate than to return with an all new body of work?

So, for the first time, the musicians decided to rent a house in Nashville and write and record in “Music City.” By the time they settled in during the spring, that undertaking was far easier said than done…


“We were going through some changes as far as our infrastructure goes,” admits Popper. “We parted ways with two different managers. No preparations had really been made, and it seemed like it might be too late to make new music. Between taking meetings, we were by ourselves writing in the garage every day of this Nashville house. That was pretty cool, because we felt like a garage band again. There was a spirit of survival. We had something to celebrate, so we really came together as a band.”


Re-energized and focused, they hit the road for a month, joined forces with Cast Management, and returned to Nashville in order to work with GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Matt Rollings [Willie Nelson]. Rollings’ intense attention to detail unlocked a rich sonic spectrum as he challenged and pushed each member to excel without compromising or taking “no” for an answer.


After five weeks, they came home with the 12 tracks comprising Hurry Up & Wait Around.



Jul 4 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks

Jul 6 – Dixon, IL – Dixon Petunia Fest 

Jul 7 – Toledo, OH – Hensville Park Concert

Jul 13 – Tama, IA – Meskwaki Casino Hotel

Jul 14 – Hutchinson, MN – Riversong Music Fest 

Jul 15 – Washburn, WI – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

Jul 17 – Fish Creek, WI – Door Community Auditorium 

Jul 20 – Kansas City, MO – Coors Light Block Party at KC Live!

Jul 21 – Madison, WI – The Edgewater Summer Concert Series

July 26 – Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre

Jul 27 – Petoskey, MI – Bayview John Hall Auditorium 

Jul 28 – Bay City, MI – Wenonah Park 

July 30 – Ocean City, NJ – Ocean City Music Pier 

Aug 1 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Kirby Center

Aug 2 – North Stonington, CT – Jonathan Edwards Winery 

Aug 4 – Johnstown, PA – Flood City Music Festival

Aug 10 – Tillamook, OR – Tillamook County Fair 

Aug 11 – Hermiston, OR – Umatilla County Fair 

Aug 15 – Rochester, NH – Rochester Opera House

Aug 17 – Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery 

Aug 18 – Lowell, MA – Lowell Summer Concert Series 

Aug 19 – Great Neck, NY – Waterside Theater

Aug 21 – Nantucket, MA – Chicken Box 

Aug 22 – Nantucket, MA – Chicken Box

Aug 24 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre

Aug 25 – State College, PA – The State Theatre

Aug 26 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’ Fest 

Oct 12 – Montclair, NJ – The Welmont

Oct 13 – Providence, RI – The Strand

Oct 14 – Torrington, CT – Warner Theatre        

Oct 17 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall    

Oct 19 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues

Oct 20 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

Oct 21 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre        

Oct 23 – Savannah, GA – The Stage on Bay    

Oct 25 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City

Oct 26 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre

Oct 27 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz        

Oct 31 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

Nov 1 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre

Nov 2 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant    

Nov 4 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater        

Nov 6 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom        

Nov 8 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

Nov 9 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater

Nov 10 – Houston, TX -House of Blues        

Nov 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco        

Nov 15 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield       

Nov 17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune

Nov 18 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom



Nick Attaway





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