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Published: 2012/04/19

Blues Traveler Announces New Album Suzie Cracks the Whip

In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Blues Traveler will release their 11th studio album, Suzie Cracks the Whip, on June 26 via 429 Records. On the album, the band teams up with the powerhouse production team of Sam Hollander and Dave “Sluggo” Katz-aka S*A*M* and Sluggo (Katy Perry) and invites a slew of special guests such as Ron Sexsmith, Spin Doctor’s Chris Barron and Crystal Bowersox.

“I love these guys like my family but after writing the same way with the same people for 25 years, it was good to find a new outlet and take a different approach,” says frontman John Popper. “Likewise, S*A*M and Sluggo helped remind us about what was cool about Blues Traveler in the first place. It’s easy to forget what’s cool about yourself after so many years of being you.”

In support of the album, Blues Traveler will embark on an extensive nationwide tour including stops with the Barenaked Ladies, Cracker and Big Head Todd & The Monsters. The full list of dates can be found below.

Suzie Cracks the Whip Tracklisting

1) You Don’t Have To Love Me
2) Recognize My Friend
3) Devil In The Details
4) All Things Are Possible
5) Things Are Looking Up
6) Love Is Everything (That I Describe)
7) Don’t Wanna Go (feat. Crystal Bowersox)
8) Nobody Fall In Love With Me
9) Cover Me
10) Saving Grace
11) Big City Girls
12) Cara Let The Moon

Confirmed Blues Traveler dates

4/13 Uncasville, CT/ Mohegan Sun
4/15 Falls Church, VA/ State Theatre
5/18 Nashville, TN/Backstage @ Tin Roof
5/19 Columbia, SC/ Tin Roof
7/2 Aspen, CO/ Belly Up Aspen
7/4 Denver, CO/ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Confirmed tour dates with Barenaked Ladies, Cracker and Big Head Todd

07/06 Toledo OH—Zoo
07/07 Canandaigua, NY—CMAC
07/08 Kettering, OH—Fraze Pavilion
07/09 Chicago, IL—Charter One Pavilion
07/12 Raleigh, NC—Raleigh Amphitheatre
07/13 Charlotte NC—Uptown Amphitheatre
07/14 Charleston, SC—FCM Stadium
07/16 Alpharetta, GA—Verizon Amphitheatre
07/17 Tampa FL—Ask Gary Amphitheatre
07/18 West Palm Beach, FL—Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/20 Houston TX—Cynthia Woods Amp
07/21 Austin, TX—ACL at Moody Theatre
07/22 Dallas, TX—Gexa Amphitheatre
07/24 Albuquerque, NM—Sandia Casino
07/25 Phoenix, AZ—Comerica Theatre
07/27 Los Angeles, CA—Gibson Amp
07/28 Las Vegas, NV—The Joint
07/29 Valley Center, CA—Harrah’s Rincon
07/31 Saratoga, CA—Mountain Winery
08/02 Boise, ID—Botanical Gardens
08/03 Redmond, WA—Marymoor
08/07 Apple Valley, MN—Weesner Amphitheatre
08/09 Council Bluffs, IA—Harrah’s
08/10 West Allis, WI—State Fair
08/11 Detroit, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/12 Indianapolis IN—The Lawn at White River
08/14 Wantagh, NY—Jones Beach Amp
08/15 Philadelphia, PA—Penn’s Landing
08/17 Bethlehem, PA—Sands Bethlehem
08/18 Boston, MA—BOA Pavilion
08/19 Bangor, ME—Bangor Waterfront

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