Album Debut: Blues Traveler ‘Hurry Up & Hang Around’

October 11, 2018
Album Debut: Blues Traveler ‘Hurry Up & Hang Around’

Hurry Up & Hang Around, the new studio record from Blues Traveler will be released tomorrow via BMG. After two albums in which the quintet collaborated with outside musicians and songwriters, this is the first record of new material written exclusively by the group since 2008’s North Hollywood Shootout. John Popper notes that Hurry Up & Hang Around  “was a chance to celebrate what we’ve learned from the last two.

As we report in our forthcoming feature on the band,To Popper, every song on the album is rooted in truth and love. Every song has that classic Blues Traveler sound. ‘When you think of us, you think of a party where beer is served. It’s loud and raucous,’ says Popper,  ‘We are trying to take advantage of the fact that we are a known quantity, and where our unknown is.”

The complete album playlist appears below. It is is followed by the group’s upcoming tour in support of the record, which kicks off on Friday in Montclair, NJ at The Welmont.

Hurry Up & Hang Around is available for pre-order.

Blues Traveler Tour Dates

Oct 12 – Montclair, NJ – The Welmont
Oct 13 – Providence, RI – The Strand
Oct 14 – Torrington, CT – Warner Theatre
Oct 17 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
Oct 19 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
Oct 20 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Oct 21 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
Oct 23 – Savannah, GA – The Stage on Bay
Oct 25 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
Oct 26 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
Oct 27 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Oct 31 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Nov 1 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
Nov 2 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Nov 4 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater
Nov 6 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Nov 8 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov 9 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
Nov 10 – Houston, TX -House of Blues
Nov 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
Nov 15 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
Nov 17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
Nov 18 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

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