Blues Traveler Announces New Album & 2018 Fall Tour

first_imgHurry Up & Hang Around Track List1. Accelerated Nation2. She Becomes My Way3. The Touch She Has4. When You Fall Down5. The Wolf Is Bumpin’6. Daddy Went A Giggin7. Tangle Of Our Dreaming8. More Than Truth9. Prayer Upon The Wind10. Miss Olympus11. Phone Call From Leavenworth12. Ode From The RespectView All TracksBlues Traveler Fall 2018 Tour Dates: Oct 12 – Montclair, NJ – The WelmontOct 13 – Providence, RI – The StrandOct 14 – Torrington, CT – Warner TheatreOct 17 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music HallOct 19 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of BluesOct 20 – Charlotte, NC – The FillmoreOct 21 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee TheatreOct 23 – Savannah, GA – The Stage on BayOct 25 – Birmingham, AL – Iron CityOct 26 – Athens, GA – Georgia TheatreOct 27 – Raleigh, NC – The RitzOct 31 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music HallNov 1 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst TheatreNov 2 – St. Louis, MO – The PageantNov 4 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz TheaterNov 6 – Tulsa, OK – Cains BallroomNov 8 – Dallas, TX – House of BluesNov 9 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec TheaterNov 10 – Houston, TX -House of BluesNov 13 – Los Angeles, CA – BelascoNov 15 – San Francisco, CA – WarfieldNov 17 – Seattle, WA – NeptuneNov 18 – Portland, OR – Crystal BallroomView All Tour Dates Today, Blues Traveler has announced that they will be releasing a brand-new studio album in the fall dubbed Hurry Up & Hang Around. The album, which is due out on October 12th via BMG Records, will mark the band’s 13th studio album, following up 2015’s Blow Up The Moon, and will be supported by an extensive fall tour.Hurry Up & Hang Around was written and recorded by Grammy-winning producer Matt Rollings. The iconic five-piece composed of John Popper, Chan Kinchla, Tad Kinchla, Ben Wilson and Brendan Hill recorded the twelve-song album in Nashville.As John Popper explained in a statement about creating the new album,We were going through some changes as far as our infrastructure goes. … We parted ways with two different managers. No preparations had really been made, and it seemed like it might be too late to make new music. Between taking meetings, we were by ourselves writing in the garage every day of this Nashville house. That was pretty cool, because we felt like a garage band again. There was a spirit of survival. We had something to celebrate, so we really came together as a band.Matt put it all on turbo boost, because he’s one of the finest producers we’ve ever worked with, period. … He can bring out any sound he wants. He got takes out of me that I couldn’t ever get out of myself, and I’ve tried. However, he also let me be me. It’s one of the best production experiences we’ve ever had. It was an unexpected musical education.For those who pre-order Blues Traveler’s Hurry Up & Hang Around via the band’s web store here, they will receive a download of the band’s new single, “Accelerated Nation” on July 6th at 12 p.m. (ET). The album will be available to pre-order on all digital service providers on July 6th as well.In addition to the forthcoming release of Hurry Up & Hang Around, Blues Traveler has a packed 2018 touring schedule. The band’s summer tour begins on July 4th, where they’ll celebrate the holiday by headlining the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre with support from G. Love & Special Sauce, The Wailers, and The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts. The Red Rocks show kicks off Blues Travelers’ summer tour, which spans through to August.In addition to their summer tour, the group has announced a number their fall tour dates today to coincide with the album’s announcement. Starting on October 12th, the band will kick off their fall tour at Montclair, New Jersey’s The Welmont followed up by shows in Providence, Rhode Island and Torrington, Connecticut. A run through the South comes next, with dates in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Knoxville, Tennessee; Savannah and Athens, Georgia; and Birmingham, Alabama until October 27th. Blues Traveler will celebrate Halloween in Columbus, Ohio, with a performance at Newport Music Hall.The group will continue on the road through to mid-November. Following their Halloween show, the band will roll through Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri. On November 6th, the band will hit Tulsa, Oklahoma, before heading to Texas for three nights across Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. From there, to wrap up the tour, the band will head to the West Coast, closing things out with shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, before their tour closer in Portland, Oregon, on November 18th.For more information on the band’s new album, Hurry Up & Hang Around, due out on October 12th via BMG Records or for the group’s extensive 2018 touring schedule, head to Blues Traveler’s website here.last_img read more

Smalling makes case for defence

first_imgChris Smalling thinks he and Phil Jones have proved they deserve to be the long-term centre-half partnership for Manchester United. Their performance was one of the plus points in an otherwise forgetful stalemate. Smalling believes the friendly, which his former United team-mate Paul Scholes described as a “waste of time”, was just a one-off and he is confident of seeing England put on a better show when they play the final Euro 2016 qualifier of the season in Slovenia on Sunday. “It was like we had lost the game to be honest,” Smalling said, reflecting on the Ireland friendly. “We felt we could have done a lot better. “But at the end of the day we did keep our unbeaten run going and we kept a clean sheet so we’ll try and take some positives from it. “We probably needed the game in Dublin given the time off we’ve had. We needed to get it out of the way and make sure that we train really hard this week.” Smalling and the rest of his England team-mates will report for duty on Wednesday to begin preparations for the game in Ljubljana. If they win, England will move nine points clear at the top of Group E with four matches to go. “We know if we do the job on Sunday, qualification is near enough there,” Smalling said. “And then we can go into the summer relieved and happy whereas if we don’t win this game it is a long break so I don’t think there will be any problems with people getting up for it.” United were left with a considerable gap to fill at the heart of their defence last summer following the departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. but they ended the season with the fourth best defensive record in the Barclays Premier League. Goalkeeper David de Gea deserves a large chunk of the credit, but Smalling and Jones, who finished the campaign as Louis van Gaal’s first-choice centre-half pairing, merit praise too. Smalling admits he was facing a decisive season at United last term and he feels he passed it with flying colours. “Yes, I think it was (a make or break season),” the 25-year-old England centre-back said. “When you consider the outgoings at centre-back, players had to step in and luckily I’ve been one of those who has had a good run, especially in the second half of the season. “I think we (Jones and I) have proven we can fill the gap. It’s one where it just builds over time and we’ve had our chance this season and now it is all about building on that next season.” It does not look like Roy Hodgson has plans to install the pair as his preferred combination at centre-back any time soon, though. After naming him vice-captain, the England coach clearly has plans to give Gary Cahill a prominent role over the next year. The 67-year-old remains fiercely loyal to Phil Jagielka too and there are John Stones and Calum Chambers to consider too once they have come through the European Under-21 Championship. Hodgson went with the Smalling-Cahill combination on Sunday for England’s dull 0-0 draw against the Republic of Ireland. Press Associationlast_img read more

Josh Rosen thanks Cardinals in classy farewell video

first_imgMORE: First-round grades for the NFL DraftAfter negotiations that were rumored for months, Rosen was eventually dealt to the Dolphins on Friday for a second-round pick and a fifth-round selection in 2020. Rosen even ended the minute-long video on a lighter note, telling Murray: “An awesome two-bedroom in Old Town (Scottsdale) just came on to the market, so let me know if you are interested and I think I can get you a pretty good deal.” Josh Rosen ended his short-lived Cardinals tenure with a classy gesture on Saturday.The new Miami Dolphins quarterback took to Twitter on Saturday to post a video thanking the Cardinals for the opportunity and expressing his excitement to be playing in South Florida.  Thank you @AZCardinalsHello @MiamiDolphins pic.twitter.com/yNb81On0dD— Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) April 27, 2019″Hey everyone, just wanted to say a couple of things after everything that just happened,” Rosen said. “Cardinals fans, thank you so much for all of the continued support this past year. I know we didn’t win as many games as we all would have hoped, but I had an unbelievable time in the desert.”Rosen has had a tumultous last couple of days after the Cardinals selected Kyler Murray, No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft on Thursday, effectively signaling that they were moving on from Rosen. That was followed by NFL analyst Steve Smith going on a viral rant against Rosen for his work ethic after the quarterback had unfollowed the Cardinals on multiple social media platforms.last_img read more