Blues Traveler singer and harmonica player John Popper has
canceled the first two dates of his first solo tour, originally scheduled
for Wednesday (Sept. 1) in Dewey Beach, Del., and Friday (Sept. 3) in
New Haven, Conn., according to a band spokesperson. The tour is now
scheduled to begin Monday (Sept. 6) in Syracuse, N.Y. The spokesperson
offered no reason for the postponement, but Popper underwent heart surgery
in July and Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan, whom Popper
called his best friend, was found dead in his New Orleans home Aug. 20.
Popper's first solo album, Zygote, is due Tuesday (Sept. 7).