"Last Summer on Earth" Tour

Jul 12, 2012

“Last Summer On Earth” Tour featuring Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker will play Raleigh Amphitheater on July 12.

Tickets go on sale Friday March 23 at 10am at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster, select Walmart stores or charge by phone 800-745-3000.   

Tickets for Raleigh will also go on sale at the Hardee’s Thickburger Box Office at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion and the Progress Energy Center Box office. 
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Barenaked Ladies, who recently announced that they’ll be composing an original score for


Over the course of their illustrious career, Blues Traveler have sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Their movie credits include Blues Brothers 2000, Kingpin, Wildflowers and others. A television favorite, they have been featured on “Saturday Night Live,” “Austin City Limits,” VH1’s “Behind the Music” and they hold the record for the most appearances of any artist on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Their brand-new, two-CD retrospective,  25, offers an impressive overview of that career, with one disc featuring “greatest hits” like “Run-Around,” “Hook,” “But Anyway” and “Carolina Blues” (representing every one of their nine studio albums) and a brand-new cover of Sublime’s “What I Got,” as well as a second disc which includes b-sides, unreleased demos and rarities.

Colorado’s Big Head Todd & The Monsters (“Bittersweet,” “Broken Hearted Savior,” “Resignation Superman”) are known for their timeless songwriting, powerful live performances, and unique sound – all reasons the band has garnered a sizable loyal following during their two decades making music.  Today, the ever-evolving outfit continues to sell out venues, including their always-epic annual shows at Red Rocks. In 2011, the group helped make history when they performed “Blue Sky” to the crew of space shuttle Discovery, becoming the only band to ever play a shuttle Wake Up Call live from NASA’s Mission Control. Last year, the band gathered some of the greatest living blues musicians to record the critically acclaimed 100 Years of Robert Johnson (Ryko/Big Records), a stirring tribute album featuring 10 potent interpretations of some of the most vital and durable music of the past century. Big Head Blues Club, as the ad hoc ensemble called itself, featured a rotating cast of both blues legends and keepers of the flame including B.B. King, the now deceased Hubert Sumlin, Honeyboy Edwards (who also recently passed, at age 96) and many others. 

Cracker has been described as a lot of things over the years: alt-rock, Americana, insurgent-country, and have even had the terms punk and classic-rock thrown at them. But more than anything Cracker are survivors. Cofounders David Lowery and Johnny Hickman have been at it for 20 years now - amassing nine studio albums (their most recent, 2009's critically acclaimed Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey), multiple gold records, thousands of live performances, hit songs that are still in current radio rotation around the globe, and a worldwide fan base - that despite the major sea-changes within the music industry - continues to grow each year. Along with longtime drummer Frank Funaro (since 1998's Gentleman's Blues) and bassist Sal Maida (since 2006's Greenland), this uniquely American band has no intentions of slowing down. Look for new Cracker material to surface sometime next year.

BNL Fan Club presale will begin at 10am local venue on Tuesday and will include exclusive VIP and meet and greet packages. Go to http://bit.ly/bnl-presale for more info.

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Red Hat Amphitheater

500 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601



Formally known as the Raleigh Amphitheatre, The Red Hat Amphitheater is THE rockin’ venue for live concerts, festivals and events. It's set in the heart of downtown, so after your favorite artists say goodnight, you can continue gettin’ down at countless downtown restaurants, clubs and bars.




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