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07-02-2002New album title announced; Cross-pollination among openers; more acts added to Red Rocks bill

According to flyers being handed out at recent shows, the title of Blues Traveler's new live album is What You And I Have Been Through. Fans will recognize the title as part of the first line of Slow Change, a cut from the band's eponymous debut album and a recently-resurrected favorite. The title is also undoubtedly a reference to both the band's comeback from the tragedy of Bobby Sheehan's death, and their recent separation from Interscope, their record label after A&M was absorbed. It will mark the band's first self-released effort since before Blues Traveler came out in June of 1990, and is expected to be sold in stores, at shows, and online at several locations.

In their recent run through the Rocky Mountain states of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, the band called upon old friends Leftover Salmon as well as Karl Denson's Tiny Universe in a mini-tour reminiscent of HORDE shows past. jambands.com reports that there was a great deal of sitting in on the final stop of the three-date run in Jackson Hole, WY. John and Karl Denson joined Leftover Salmon during their opening set, while Salmon members Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman made an appearance for Blues Traveler's show-closing Mountain Cry.

Speaking of opening acts, it was recently announced by the band that they had added Pseudopod to the July 3rd lineup; the list for the first night of the two-night stand now includes Big Head Todd & the Monsters frontman Todd Park Mohr. Furthermore, joining G-Love & Special Sauce as an opening act the following night is singer/songwriter Howie Day, who has built a considerable following for himself over the last couple of years. Tickets are still available for both nights and rumor has it that several "special guests" are slated to drop in over the course of the Red Rocks extravaganza...