The summer tour schedule continues to fill in as more and more dates
are announced by the home office. Recent additions include several dates
in mid and late July, as well as a cluster of dates in mid-August. At
the moment it looks like the band will be touring straight through the
end of August, and then take another swing in mid-to-late September.
August's slate also includes a few John Popper Project shows as well;
confirmed dates include a pair of shows on August 2nd in New York City -
afternoon and evening shows on a Hudson River cruise boat - and a single
show two days later in Lima, OH. Pollstar also puts the Project in
Crested Butte, Colorado on June 29th and 30th for the Endless Peaks
Music Experience, as well as on August 3rd at the Appalachian Brewing
Company in Harrisburg, PA, but these last three dates are not officially
confirmed as of this writing.
If you're not able to catch the band this summer, you've still got a
few weeks to catch them on TV - that is, if you get CONCERT.tv. From
their recent press release:
BLUES TRAVELER will be appearing
on the music television network CONCERT.TV from June 15th - July 15th.
CONCERT.TV is a FREE to view on demand television network that programs
memorable performances, compelling documentaries and unique originals
for subscribers of Comcast, Cox, Insight, Charter and many other digital
cable services. To check for availability of CONCERT.TV on your local
cable service, look in the on demand listings or visit us online at www.concert.tv. According to
CONCERT.tv's listings, the channel will be broadcasting "Thinnest of
Air", the band's 2003 DVD filmed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Viewers of
Cox cable in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area may also be able
to catch the band's recent show in Ashburn, VA; the show was apparently
recorded for later broadcast though no details are available yet.
Lastly, the latest from Michael McMorrow and the rest of Stolen Ogre:
JOHN POPPER JAMS ON NEW STOLEN OGRE RELEASE
release preview EP to radio and iTunes
Seattle, WA JUNE 2007 - Blues Traveler's Brendan Hill was a founding
member of Seattle's Stolen Ogre. Now Hill's BT bandmate John Popper
guests on Stolen Ogre's latest release. Recorded at Robert Lang Studios
in Seattle, WA, the new material includes a Stolen Ogre performance
staple "So We Danced" and the brand new rootsy "Tequila Mockingbird"
that features Harmonica Virtuoso and Blues Traveler Front Man John
Popper; his first recording of 2007.
"It really is a classic Popper performance and we couldn't be happier"
remarks McMorrow. "I had this idea of what I would like to hear on the
track; John comes strolling in a day before driving to Austin to record
with Blues Traveler and just nailed it. It was what I had been hearing
in my head except a thousand times better." Stolen Ogre is releasing a
preview of the new material in the form of the Tequila
Mockingbird EP which includes the Popper infused single "Tequila
Mockingbird", "House of Candy" and "So We Danced" while working on
finishing the full length CD. The EP will also be available to fans
through iTunes, Zune.net , Rhapsody, Yahoo, Napster
and other digital download locations.