In recent years, the tale of Blind Melon has taken a dramatic turn – from an abrupt and tragic end to a rebirth and...

In recent years, the tale of Blind Melon has taken a dramatic turn – from an abrupt and tragic end to a rebirth and reconnection with their legion of fans. On the road since February 28, the band have played sold out shows across the U.S. in support of their new album, “For My Friends,” their first studio album in over a decade. They reformed in 2007 with singer Travis Warren replacing the late Shannon Hoon.

During this time the group has graced the stages of a number of festivals, including Langaredo, Summer Camp, Jubilee Jam and Birmingham City Stages. Blind Melon also performed on the upcoming NBC Special “For The Troops,” a tribute to the U.S. Troops and their families, scheduled to air later in 2008.

Their recent tour kicked off this week in Ridgefield, NY and goes through October 10 in Vancouver, BC, but additional shows are expected.

Blind Melon originally formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, CA, and the group released its now-classic, self-titled debut album in 1992. Their song “No Rain” became a smash on radio and MTV.

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Blind Melon itinerary:

June 20The Green RoomSeaside Park, NJ
June 21Nutty IrishmanFarmingdale, NY
June 22Shine Sports FieldAberdeen, MD
June 24Club InfinityBuffalo, NY
June 25The ChancePoughkeepsie, NY
June 26Alive At FiveStamford, CT
June 28Bud Light Downtown LiveRaleigh, NC
June 29The Music FarmCharleston, SC
July 1Rhythm and BrewsChattanooga, TN
July 2WorkPlay TheatreBirmingham, AL
July 3HeadlinersColumbia, SC
July 25Lincoln Park ZooChicago, IL
July 26Austin’s SaloonLibertyville, IL
July 27The IntersectionGrand Rapids, MI
July 29The VogueIndianapolis, IN
July 30The Redstone RoomDavenport, IA
July 31Station 4St. Paul, MN
August 2Buffalo Chip CampgroundSturgis, SD
August 29Harley Davidson 105th Ann.Milwaukee, WI
August 30Harley Davidson 105th Ann.Milwaukee, WI
August 31Rib America FestivalIndianapolis, IN
September 29SilveradosWinnipeg, MB
September 30The RoxySaskatoon, CA, SK
October 2The DrinkRegina, SK
October 3Stampede CasinoCalgary, AB
October 4Jet NightclubEdmonton, AB
October 6Wild Bill’sBanff, ALB
October 8Rock CityGrande Prairie, AB
October 10The Plaza ClubVancouver, BC