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Kickoff Concert

Free concert, featuring Blues Traveler

  • DATE: September 5, 2014
  • TIME:  6:00 PM 
  • LOCATION:  Lucas Oil Stadium - 500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225

The Colts will host their Kickoff Concert Presented by Verizon on Friday, September 5, in Downtown Indianapolis. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Grammy Award winning artist Blues Traveler, performers of the smash hits "Run-Around", "Hook", and "Carolina Blues". The event will be held in Lucas Oil Stadium.



WHAT

2014 Colts Kickoff Concert Presented by Verizon, featuring Blues Traveler



  • Opening Act - The Easthills
  • Colts Cheerleaders and Blue
  • Colts Give-A-Ways
  • Half Price Concessions


WHEN

Friday, September 5, 2014
6-10 p.m.

WHERE
Lucas Oil Stadium
500 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225
MORE INFORMATION ON THE VENUE CHANGE HERE

COST
Free and open to the public

Celebrate Back to Football Friday!
Wear your favorite Colts Jersey on Friday, September 5, tweet a photo with the hashtag - #NFLFanRecord and help the NFL set a World Record for most fans in jerseys captured in photos online. We hope to see a lot of Colts Jerseys on Georgia Street at the Kickoff Concert! For more information about Back to Football Friday, click here.


MORE ABOUT BLUES TRAVELER

Blues Traveler trademark sound was electrifying fans around the world, to the tune of approximately 30 million people and upwards of 6,000 live shows over the band’s 25 year history. Beyond the commercial success of their recordings, which have sold in excess of 13 million combined units worldwide, Blues Traveler has long been known for the extensive use of segues, multiple song mash-ups and extensive instrumental jams in their live performances.

Blues Traveler’s road to posterity moved from the burbs of Jersey to NYC in the late ’80s, wh ere they became part of a jam-band scene and shared bills with groups like Spin Doctors and Phish, founding the Horde festival and pioneering the subsequent movement of neo-hippie jam music. Represented early on by Bill Graham and son David, Blues Traveler’s live reputation led to a deal with A&M Records; their 1990 self-titled debut eventually going gold simultaneously with the album Four. While putting out a string of popular albums in the 90s, the band endured its share of mettle-testing adversity, from Popper’s near fatal motorcycle accident (he recorded and toured while in a wheelchair for two years) and the tragic loss in 1999 of founding bassist Bobby Sheehan at the age of 31. True to its name, the band traveled on, with Tad Kinchla on bass and Ben Wilson on keyboards, both being in the band as long as Sheehan.

The band has kept up an average touring pace of 250 shows per year, whether there has been a new release attached to the jaunt or not. Their studio output during this time included Truth Be Told (2003), Bastardos! (2005), the all-acoustic covers album Cover Yourself (2007) and North Hollywood Shootout (2008). Blues Traveler launched 2012 with a joyfully exhaustive look back on a quarter century since they first gathered in a Princeton basement and laid the foundation for a hybrid vibe that draws from blues-rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, soul and Southern Rock. As one of their more notable EPs states, they are likely, for all intents and purposes, on tour forever.

Opening Act - The Easthills (@theeasthills)

Will Barada and Hank Campbell are the founding members, songwriters and guitarists for The Easthills. The planning and recording process for the band’s debut album brought drummer, now bassist, Brad Morgan into the fold. The trio rehearsed and eventually connected with producer/musician Doug Henthorn (Healing Sixes, Joe Bonamassa, John Hiatt and others) and over the course of two years (2011 and 2012) began constructing what would eventually become their critically acclaimed debut album Death of a Salesman. The Easthills recorded sixteen tunes with Henthorn that while lending themselves to the band’s influences also managed to create the next great rock sound. In 2014 they released a 4-song EP of the remaining songs from the debut album's sessions.

The Easthills Death of a Salesman consists of eleven tracks, twelve in its bonus track format, that cover all points on the rock spectrum. Big guitars and big harmonies. Labeling it anything other than rock isn’t necessary. It is what it is.

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