Ever since the early 1990’s, Blues Traveler has performed Red Rocks Amphitheatre to celebrate the Fourth of July. It’s become an annual tradition for fans of John Popper, Red Rocks, and Independence, in general. It’s a guaranteed good-time had by all, and for this year’s event, the lineup was joined by G. Love & Special Sauce, The Wailers, and The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts.
During the headlining set, John Popper and company welcomed out special guests G. Love for an extended jam and Duane Betts (son of Allman Brothers Band’s Dickey Betts) for “Carolina Blues”. The show double served as the kick-off to Blues Travelers’ 30th-anniversary tour, which spans through August.
You can watch a fan-shot video of a brand new song, expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album, below.
There was also apparently a UFO in presence, or maybe it was just Col. Bruce Hampton. Check it out:
Last month, Blues Traveler announced their 13th studio album, Hurry Up & Hang Around, following up 2015’s Blow Up The Moon, and an extensive fall tour.
Check out the photos from Blues Travelers’ annual Fourth of July celebration below, courtesy of photographer Bill McAlaine.
Setlist: Blues Traveler | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 7/4/18
Stand, Things Are Looking Up, Believe Me, Moby Dick, Bass Solo, Runaround, Accelerated Nation, Keyboard solo, Devil Went Down To Georgia, The Star-Spangled Banner, The Mountains Win Again, The Wolf Is Bumpin’, Jam (w/ G. Love), Carolina Blues (w/Duane Betts), Ode From the Respect, But Anyway, Drum Solo, Hook
E: Crash Burn