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Published: 2014/04/04

Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker Announce Under The Sun Tour

Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, Smash Mouth will team up for the second annual Under The Sun summer tour. The groups will also be joined by special guests Gin Blossoms and Sister Hazel on select dates.

The tour will kick off on June 27 in Omaha, NE, before taking the bands through the Midwest, East Coast and West Coast over the next month and a half. Additional tour dates will be announced in the future, and ticketing information will be revealed soon.

Under The Sun Tour

June 27 Omaha, NE—Memorial Park
June 28 Riverside, IA—Riverside Casino & Golf Resort*
June 29 Springfield, IL—Outdoor Pavilion
July 2 Alton, IL—Alton Riverfront Amphitheatre^%
July 4 Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheater
July 5 Kansas City, MO—Crossroads#
July 6 Aurora, IL—River Edge Park#
July 8 Columbus, OH—LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre
July 10 Traverse City, MI—National Cherry Festival
July 11 Clarkston, MI—DYE Energy Music Theatre
July 12 Fort Wayne, IN—Hanning & Bean Plaza at Three Rivers Festival
July 13 Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE – Outdoors
July 17 Oshkosh, WI—Leach Amphitheatre
July 18 Prior Lake, MN—Lakefront Music Fest
July 19 Hammond, IN—WOlf Lake Memorial Park – The Pavilion#
July 20 Kettering, OH—Fraze Pavilion
July 22 Boston, MA—House of Blues
July 23 Jim Thorpe, PA—Penn’s Peak^
July 24 Stamford, CT—Alive At Five Concert Series*
July 25 Asbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony Summerstage
July 26 Atlantic City, NJ—Trump Taj Mahal – Mark Etess Arena
July 27 Solomons, MD—Calvert Marine Museum^$
July 29 Huntington, NY—The Paramount
July 30 Glen Allen, VA—Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series
August 1 Raleigh, NC—Red Hat Amphitheatre
August 2 Atlanta, GA—Verizone Wireless Amphitheatre
August 3 Clearwater, FL—Ruth Eckerd Hall
August 5 San Antonio, TX—Majestic Theatre*
August 7 Albuquerque, NM—Route 66*
August 8 Las Vegas, NV—Golden Nugget
August 9 Valley Center, CA—Harrah’s Rincon Hotel & Casino
August 11 Saratoga, CA—The Mountain Winery
August 12 Los Angeles, CA—The Greek Theatre
August 13 Paso Robles, CA—Vino Robles Amphitheatre
August 15 Marysville, WA—Tulalip Resort Casino#

(*) without Uncle Kracker
(#) without Smash Mouth
(^) without Blues Traveler
($) with Gin Blossoms
(%) with Sister Hazel


There are 10 comments associated with this post

LetsGoCaps April 4, 2014, 12:44:58

Wow, Blues Traveler is officially a 90’s nostalgia act. Sorry to see this. They we such a great band during their day. I wish they could have remained relevant in our scene.

Ditto April 4, 2014, 13:02:47

Ditto what Caps said big time. They were just as big if not an even bigger draw at the Wetlands than Phish In the beginning of the Jam bands breakout days. But then again, I guess so were the Spin Doctors. Hey at least back then bands actually played instruments, ;)

TCinNYC April 4, 2014, 15:14:44

In fairness, this hasn’t been the same BT in years. I just love watching Popper perform & the music still kicks butt. But in the context of that lineup, yes, its hard not to think “nostalgia”. Play the boat BT, & the NYC heads will turn up. Fact.

Steven April 4, 2014, 20:18:38

When BT lost Bobby in 99 things changed. Bobby was a huge driving force behind the band with his unique style of bass playing, not that he was more important but he has been sorely missed. Just take a look at what BT was doing right before he passed. Great setlist, great jams, bringing back really old tunes (shotgun shell) and still producing great music (Traveler’s Suite). When Bobby was alive they were a band to be reckon with (check out Red rocks shows). Unfortunately since then BT has never been the same. I feel sorry for them. That not only lost a a great musician but a close friend. things changed.

Dan April 4, 2014, 21:17:56

What the Spin Doctors have something better going on?? BT cant be thrilled to be on this bill.

Sean April 5, 2014, 11:57:39

Back in the day you couldn’t find a better show then BT at Nightingale or Hudson and Laight st. That being said, when they started to blow up I think they made some questionable career choices. Remember that god-awful video from that song, you know the one. Also, one cannot look past the fact that JP is a huge dick. I recall an interview he did and he actually dissed one of the bands on this weak tour. LOL good for em.

timmy April 5, 2014, 12:10:11

Agreed about everything already posted. Blues Traveler were indeed a great band in the early nineties before the inevitable pop rock fall. If nothing else, they gave us the annual HORDE Fests which was one of the greatest festivals ever made.

MarZaPhiGar April 6, 2014, 05:48:46

Popper & Barron were in the same high school chorus. Blame them.

HotForGina April 14, 2014, 10:42:33

Last time I saw Blues Traveler, I literally stumbled onto them playing a little amphitheater at EPCOT Center. The crowd was full of old people tired of walking around and families with little kids who enjoy ‘free’ entertainment. The crowd would have been the same if it was a juggling act or ventriloquist. The energy was so dead that my wife and I (who are huge BT fans) had trouble staying interested for the rest of the set. So sad.

Mark July 29, 2014, 19:51:29

Sean, Popper is not at all a ‘huge dick” I spent a night out with him in Austin Texas and I was more annoyed than he was at all the people asking for his autograph. He basically spent an hour to walk 1 block because he stopped talk to and let fans take pictures with him and even wear his hat. Not to mention all he does for the troops. It amazes me the hateful things people say about people they’ve never met. John Popper is maybe one of the nicest and approachable people in music. I was annoyed after an hour and he’s been doing it for 30 years, you would think he’d almost have a right to be an asshole from being sick of it but he’s not, he acts humbled by each person who approaches him to thank him and want to take pictures with him. Mark

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