Barenaked Ladies & More, Aug. 17


Four rootsy, rocking bands with over 20 years of prowess each earning fans largely through lauded live shows after big '90s hits. One big night. Dubbed the "Last Summer on Earth Tour," Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Cracker will touch down at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa. on Aug. 17 for a very full Friday night of rock and roll.


Headliners Barenaked Ladies, who reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 with 1998's "One Week" and who are responsible for the theme song to the hit TV show "The Big Bang Theory," are supporting recent rarities collection "Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before."

Blues Traveler came into the spotlight with songs like "Run-Around" (top 10 on the Hot 100 in 1995) and frontman John Popper's, yes, bluesy harmonica skills. But they've been busy in recent years as well. The "Last Summer on Earth" tour finds them with a brand new album "Suzie Cracks The Whip" ready to play.

Colorado's Big Head Todd and the Monsters, who thrived in the same mid-90's H.O.R.D.E tour-friendly boom of jammy bands that Blues Traveller did boast a platinum album (1993's "Sister Sweetly") and 25 years of moving audiences.

Like Big Head Todd, Alt-rockers Cracker saw its star rise with a hit 1993 album (the gold-certified "Kerosene Hat" which spawned hit "Low") and has been on the road and in and out of the studio ever since.