Barenaked Ladies Announce Tour With Blues Traveler, Cracker and Big Head Todd

Canadian rockers will take Last Summer on Earth show on the road in July

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James Minchin
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Barenaked Ladies will be joining forces with Blues Traveler, Cracker and Big Head Todd and the Monsters for Last Summer on Earth, a package tour kicking off this July in Toledo, Ohio. The four bands will play more than 30 arenas and amphitheaters across North America through the middle of August.

"I love playing outside in the summertime," says Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson. "To travel and hang around with a bunch of bands, and get a chance to do some collaboration is part of the magic of a summer tour." The  tour's ominous title is a nod to what could be a potentially dreadful economy for live music, and superstitions about the end of the world. "I'm a man of science, and therefore put zero stock in all of the disastrous predictions about the year 2012," says Robertson. "But just in case, I think everybody should come out and see one last great summer concert tour!  It can't hurt, right? Here's hoping the Mayans just got tired of chiseling!"

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The itinerary for the Barenaked Ladies' Last Summer on Earth tour is as follows. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
           
July 6        Toledo, OH        Toledo Zoo Amp   
July 7        Rochester, NY        Marvin Sands PAC       
July 8        Dayton, OH        Fraze Pavilion
July 9        Chicago, IL        Charter One Pavilion
July 11        Vienna, VA        Wolftrap
July 12        Raleigh, NC        Raleigh Amp           
July 13        Charlotte, NC        Uptown Amp
July 14        Charleston, SC        Family Circle Stadium
July 16        Alpharetta, GA        Verizon Amp
July 17        Tampa, FL        Ask Gary Amp
July 18        West Palm Beach, FL    Cruzan Amp
July 20        Houston, TX        Cynthia Woods
July 21        Austin, TX        ACL at Moody Theatre
July 22        Dallas, TX        Gexa Amp
July 24        Albuquerque, NM            Sandia Casino
July 25        Phoenix, AZ        Comerica Theatre
July 27        Los Angeles, CA        Gibson Amp
July 28        Las Vegas, NV        The Joint @ Hard Rock
July 29        San Diego, CA        Harrah’s Rincon
July 31        Saratoga, CA        Mountain Winery
Aug 2        Boise, ID        Botanical Gardens       
Aug 3        Redmond, WA        Marymoor
Aug 9        Council Bluffs, IA    Harrah’s Council Bluffs
Aug 10        West Allis, WI        Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
Aug 11        Detroit, MI        DTE Amphitheatre
Aug 12        Indianapolis, IN    The Lawn @ White River State Park
Aug 14        Wantaugh, NY    Jones Beach
Aug 15        Philadelphia, PA    Penn’s Landing
Aug 17        Bethlehem, PA        Sands Event Ctr   
Aug 18        Boston, MA        Bank of America Pavilion
Aug 19        Bangor, ME        Bangor Waterfront