Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler to perform on the Bangor waterfront

Waterfront Concerts announced on Wednesday morning that the “Last Summer on Earth” tour featuring the Barenaked Ladies would be making a stop on the Bangor Waterfront on Sunday, Aug. 19, with special guests Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Cracker. Tickets are up for presale on Tuesday, March 20 and for the general public on Friday, March 23.

The Barenaked Ladies have played in Maine on a number of occasions, most recently in Portland in November 2010. They were a longtime favorite in their home country of Canada, before breaking through to an American audience in the mid-90s with hits like “Brian Wilson” and “One Week.” Their most recent album, “All in Good Time,” came out two years ago.

Blues Traveler had major hits with the songs “Hook” and “Runaround,” also in the mid-to-late 90s; their most recent album was 2008′s “North Hollywood Shootout.” Big Head Todd & the Monsters have a devoted cult following, and their 1993 album, “Sister Sweetly,” went platinum, buoyed by the hit “Broken Hearted Savior.” Cracker, which rose from the ashes of 1980s indie rockers Camper Van Beethoven, had a major hit with the song “Low” from the album “Kerosene Hat” in 1993, and is working on a new album in 2012.

For information on all Waterfront Concerts, visit waterfrontconcerts.com. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com, or at Mark’s Music in Brewer.

Emily Burnham

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a University of Maine graduate, a proud Bangorian and an arts and lifestyle writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food, from media and the Internet to theater and dance. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, taken belly dancing classes, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra, to name just a few. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. She welcomes any and all feedback or suggestions for stories.