Blues Traveler Announces 30th Anniversary Tour


Jam stalwarts Blues Traveler will celebrate their 30th anniversary this fall. The band will play shows on both coasts and many cities in between over the course of the five-week run.

Blues Traveler kicks off the tour at Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut on October 11. Up next is a swing down the East Coast including stops in Philadelphia, Silver Springs, Norfolk, Richmond, Raleigh, St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale. Blues Traveler then plays a series of shows in Texas followed by visits to Tulsa, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Boise. The tour concludes with a West Coast run that sees the band perform in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Anaheim ahead of the tour-closer at the House Of Blues in San Diego on November 19.

Frontman John Popper stated, “Three decades… three decades and I am still surprised when we play and find some rich new musical vein to tap. Three decades and I cannot believe my luck with this band of brothers and this string we have run! Thirty years since a bunch of loud boys embarked on an adventure that took them around the world and made them a family that has not ceased growing to this day. Thirty years later and I am still so very grateful.”

Guitarist Chan Kinchla added, “The longer I do it the more I like it! I remember laying on my bed at 13 years old in Princeton, New Jersey. Spinning my precious LPs, dropping the needle back across a part over and over trying vainly to scribe some part of a Bowie record or a Clash record or a Pretenders record, maybe gazing at the back of the album jacket as side A played again and again. All I dreamed of was playing in a cool band with great musicians, in front of a bad ass crowd, creating a floating, bubbling, hissing group. Think rock show in the shiny lights. The fact that I’ve been able to be a part of exactly that for 30 years leaves me humbled and thankful and wanting more….much more!”

Pre-sale tickets go up for grabs starting on Tuesday, April 25 ahead of the general on-sale Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. local time. Head to for more information.