Nineties alt-rockers Blind Melon are hitting the road for the first time with their new lead singer Travis Warren. The band with original lead singer Shannon Hoon came together in the early nineties and made themselves a household name with the hit single "No Rain". The song's popular music video featuring the "Bee Girl" was a hit on music video stations and catapulted the band's debut self-titled album to quadruple platinum status in the United States. In its prime the band toured with top notch acts like Neil Young, Lenny Kravitz, and the Rolling Stones.
In 1995, Hoon died of a drug overdose and the remaining members released the album Nico the next year with the profits going to a program that helps musicians with drug and alcohol addictions. Blind Melon officially broke up in 1999.
In 2006, the remaining members of Blind Melon reunited, along with newly recruited singer Travis Warren. Earlier this year the band released their first album with Warren at the helm titled For My Friends.
Blind Melon is currently out on the road in North America and will remain there until the fall when they will tour all over Canada's west coast. Here's where they're headed:
September 29, Winnipeg, MB - Silverado's
September 30, Saskatoon, SK - The Roxy
October 2, Regina, SK - The Drink
October 3, Calgary, AB - Stampede Casino
October 4, Edmonton, AB - Jet Nightclub
October 6, Banff, AB - Wild Bill's
October 8, Grande Prairie, AB - Rock City
October 10, Vancouver, BC - The Plaza Club
Writer: Michelle Garcia