Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Blue Monsters Tour 2023
April 18, 2023 by Traci Turner
Multi-platinum selling jam band Blues Traveler is kicking off their spring tour next week, and has already laid out their summer tour as well.
For spring, John Popper and friends will launch their Blues Traveler 2023 Tour in Kansas on April 25th, pop by Nashville on April 30th – where we will cover the show for you – and wrap it up on May 24th in New Hampshire.
After last year’s 35th Anniversary Tour, the Grammy-winning band will play these spring shows to coincide with the release of “Live and Acoustic: Fall of 1997,” a limited edition, double EP which is due to drop any day now. The EP includes highlights from the legendary tour on its 25th-anniversary and will include “unreleased, remastered material from the initial two-track soundboard recordings.”

Per Blues Traveler guitarist Chan Kinchla: “This EXCLUSIVE limited-edition double LP is a selection of many of the highlights from our legendary 1997 fall tour that produced the only acoustic sets that the original line up of Blues Traveler, including our beloved friend and bassist, Bobby Sheehan ever played on tour. These previously unheard and uncirculated tracks are remastered from the original 2-track soundboard recordings for the ultimate Blues Traveler live and acoustic experience.”
When that chunk of dates is complete, Blues Traveler will join forces with Big Head Todd and the Monsters for a co-headlining summer tour. The Blue Monsters Tour 2023 will begin July 6th in Colorado and run through August 20th, finishing up in Indiana.

BLUES TRAVELER Live | Photo by Stephanie Pepper Photography

Blues Traveler keyboardist Ben Wilsons said, “This summer is going to be a blast! Rocking the stage alongside our great friends, and killer band, Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be such a treat. ’The Blue Monster’ is rolling your way and no stage will be left unscathed! Come on down!”

We spoke to Wilson last year just before catching the band on Train’s AM Gold Tour. He promised a fantastic show and they delivered! With front-man John Popper handling the singing and harmonica, guitarist Chan Kinchla, bassist Tad Kinchla, drummer Brendan Hill, and Wilson, they took us through several fan favorites including “Carolina Blues,” “Run Around,” “But Anyway,” and “Hook.”
Look for Blues Traveler this spring, or the two legendary bands playing together this summer. Tickets are on sale now.



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