According to a news story posted to MTV.com
today, Blues Traveler's new album will be released in March
and followed by an "extensive US tour...that will run
through the end of the year.". The album has no official
name yet, but rumors are that it will be some variation on
the previously-announced "Bridge Out Of Brooklyn".
There were rumblings that the band might shorten the title to
"Bridge Outta Brooklyn" for its additional meaning
as an acronym [B.O.B. as a tribute to the late Bobby Sheehan]
but sources indicate that this is not the case.
Following through on their promise to offer more music
through their web site, a spokesperson for the band also
announced through the article that several more mp3's would
be released in the same fashion as the previous four
comprising Decisions of the Sky - A Traveler's Tale of Sun
and Storm. The releases will include not only material
left off the new album, but also older songs from the band's
archive and live cuts from the new lineup's 2000 tours.
Likely candidates include "Not Big Too Easy", which
debuted at Red Rocks, and possibly one or more of the covers
from Fall tour. More information on the track listing of the
new album, as well as potential mp3 releases, will be posted
here when it becomes available.