August 13 [16:00 EDT] — Blues Traveler fans who are used to marathon sets from the band were somewhat disappointed when the band cranked out a mere mortal one hour-set during a performance in New Jersey.
The band took the stage at the PNC Bank Art Center on Monday for a special show featuring Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Medeski, Martin & Wood, and a symphony orchestra. However, when the musical experiment clocked in at under one hour, some fans felt jilted, even though the band and the venue say that they made it very clear in promotional materials that this was not your average Blues Traveler show.
To placate those who feel let down, tickets stubs from Monday’s show will be allowed to attend one of two upcoming H.O.R.D.E. dates: August 17 in Camden, New Jersey and August 19 in Holmdel, New Jersey. Fans still holding ticket stubs to Monday’s show are encouraged to call (908) 335-0400 for more information about picking up tickets to those shows.
Fans will also get
to the see the band open for the Rolling Stones on at least some of the legendary act’s upcoming U.S. tour. A source close to Blues Traveler confirmed that the band will open for the Stones, but would not say exactly how long John Popper and company will be joining them, placing the number of shows at “more than one, but less than 100.”
These and many more mysteries surrounding the Stones tour will no doubt be answered during a press conference Monday morning in New York City.