BNL to celebrate ‘last summer’ with 90’s favorites

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Barenaked Ladies will be join forces with Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker for the “Last Summer on Earth”. The four bands will bring their 90’s pop-rock fueled package tour to Boston for a show at the Bank of America Pavilion on August 18. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $25.50 to $75.50, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

“I love playing outside in the summertime,” declared Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson in a press release. “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 the superstitions about 2012 being 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,” said 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!”

Barenaked Ladies will be touring in support of their new greatest hits compilation, Hits From Yesterday & The Day Before. Released last September, The 14-track album includes all the group’s biggest hits including “The Old Apartment”, “One Week” and “It’s All Been Done”. It also marks the first time the “The Big Bang Theory Theme” (the theme song for the hit CBS television series) appears on an album. Barenaked Ladies also recently announced that they’ll be composing an original score for Animal House: The Musical, a theatrical production based on the popular 1978 comedy.

In celebration their 25th anniversary, Blues Traveler released a brand new, two-disc compilation called 25 earlier this week. The first disc features greatest hits like “Run-Around”, “Hook” and “But Anyway” and covers each of their nine studio albums. The second disc includes b-sides, unreleased demos and rarities.

Big Head Todd & The Monsters started the year off with a tour celebrating their 1990 breakout album, Midnight Radio, by performing live in its entirety. Though there are no plans to perform the album again in full, fans can still expect to hear the hits from their debut through their latest studio effort, 2010’s Rocksteady.

Cracker can also be expected to perform a set filled with fan favorites as their last offering of new material was Cracker’s last studio release was 2009’s Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey.

The “Last Summer on Earth” tour will also stop in Maine for a night at the Bangor Waterfront on August 19.

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