Jan 25, 2023

Fox Theatre presents Blues Traveler

Posted Jan 25, 2023 2:15 PM
Blues Traveler will kick off their spring tour at the Fox Theatre in April. [Photo: Judd Weil] 
Blues Traveler will kick off their spring tour at the Fox Theatre in April. [Photo: Judd Weil] 

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre announced on Jan. 24, seminal six-time Platinum rockers Blues Traveler will be in Hutchinson for their 2023 tour on April 25.  

Hot off the heels of their successful 2022 35th Anniversary Tour, Blue Traveller announced a series of 2023 shows to coincide with the impending release of their Live and Acoustic: Fall of 1997 limited edition, double EP in spring 2023.  

The spring tour will kick off at the Fox Theatre in Hutchinson and run through the end of May, culminating at the Flying Monkey on Wednesday, May 24 in Plymouth, New Hampshire.  

During the shows, the band will perform a large catalogue of songs spanning more than three decades and 14 hit albums. These include the iconic four, which went six-times Platinum and spawned the definitive “Run-Around,” which garnered the band’s first Grammy® Award. 

Audiences can also expect to hear the band’s Billboard-topping smash singles like “Hook” and “But Anyway,” as well as their new, jam-infused renditions of some of their favorite classic blues songs, originally recorded by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Freddie King, Big Mama Thornton, and Little Willie John. 

Blues Traveler will also be promoting their forthcoming spring 2023 release of Live and Acoustic: Fall of 1997, which is a selection of highlights from the ensemble’s legendary tour, 25 years ago.  

The 25th anniversary limited edition double LP will include unreleased, remastered material from the initial two-track soundboard recordings.  

Among the tracks on the upcoming drop are fan favorites and some of the band’s best-known material like “Run-Around,” “But Anyway” and “The Mountains Win Again,” interspersed with several deep cuts. 

The tour that spawned the album came after the success of Blues Traveler’s October 1997 performance at Neil Young’s Bridge School benefit, where the band delivered two entirely acoustic shows. Inspired by the magic they created, the group integrated mini acoustic sets between their first and second electric frames during their 1997 Fall tour. 

“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,” Chan Kinchla, guitarist, said. “These previously unheard and uncirculated tracks are remastered from the original 2-track soundboard recordings for the ultimate Blues Traveler live and acoustic experience.” 

Live and Acoustic: Fall of 1997 captures moments from the band’s historic acoustic performances, with the release doubling as a 25th anniversary celebration of the ensemble’s late 90s live delivery.  

The forthcoming LP is available on limited edition colored vinyl via Experience Vinyl at experiencevinyl.com

Tickets for Blues Traveler’s Fox Theatre performance on Tuesday, April 25, will go on sale for current Fox members and season subscribers on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. Then all tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. 

Tickets are available online at hutchinsonfox.com, by phone at 877-FOX-SHOW, or at the Fox Theatre Box Office located 18 East 1st Ave.  

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