|The return to Red Rocks had been confirmed several weeks ago, but made it
official last week with the announcement of an on-sale date through
Ticketmaster. After a brief pre-sale through frontgatetickets.com, the
regular sale has kicked in, and general admission tickets are now on sale
for $38.50. Those wishing to purchase reserved or "Golden Circle" seating
will pay an extra $4. The band also announce the same day that this year's
opener would be the Violent Femmes. The event kicks off at 6pm and will
run until well after the last fireworks have exploded.
In addition to new summer dates for Blues Traveler, two bits of news
from the John Popper camp have come out over the past week. First, from
Sesame Workshop is planning on releasing a new direct-to-DVD video
entitled "Sesame Street: Kids Favorite Country Songs" on
June 5, 2007. In this hour-long special viewers will join
Elmo and his country cousin Elmer in a festive Country Jamboree. The
special is packed with more than 20 songs (both new songs and beloved
classics) and will feature many great country moments the Sesame Street
cast. This special also features several celebrity country stars,
including: Garth Brooks, Lee Ann Womack, John Mceuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt
Band), John Popper (Blues Traveler), Allison Krauss and Johnny Cash. The
DVD is already up for pre-ordering
around the web as it will hit stores in just 36 days.
Secondly, two additional shows have been added to the John Popper
Project schedule for this summer. The band has been booked on a "Rockin'
the River" cruise, formerly known as the New York City Blues Cruise, in
the Big Apple. Both shows will take place on August 2nd, aboard a
double-decker tour boat on the Hudson River. Tickets are available through
Ticketweb now for the 7pm show and the 9:30 show. The boat leaves from
Pier 83, at 42nd Street on the Hudson.
LATE NOTE: We have just received word that the
John Popper Project shows may have been scheduled and announced
prematurely and should NOT be considered as confirmed.