Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven “Traveling Apothecary Show Tour”
- When: Friday, August 27, 2010, 9 p.m.
- Where: Ghost Ranch, Steamboat
- Cost: $22 - $25
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Rock
CRACKER, featuring co-founders David Lowery (vocals/ guitar) and Johnny Hickman (lead guitar / vocals), along with bassist Sal Maida(Roxy Music / Sparks) and drummer Frank Funaro (The Dictators / Joey Ramone / Del Lords), have had an extremely successful year since the release of their critically-acclaimed studio effort Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey last year. They've toured the world (including a very special tour of Iraq for U.S. troops last November, followed by a three-week sold-out tour of Spain in January, and more recently, a string of high-profile shows with co-headliner Reverend Horton Heat), have scored great national radio play for their singles "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out With Me" and "Friends," cracked the Billboard 200 Chart and received a wealth of media accolades for their latest album (see below).
CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN will be reconvening for the first time since their highly publicized SXSW shows in Austin last March, where the band helped fund their travel expenses by offering fans and businesses the opportunity to sponsor a song for $100. In exchange, a Santa Cruz Roller Derby Girl skated across the stage carrying a placard with the respective fan's name (or business name) on it. As part of their Traveling Apothecary Shows with Cracker, CVB will be running through indie rock staples that span from their 1985 debut Telephone Free Landslide Victory (including their quintessential early alt-hit “Take The Skinheads Bowling”) to their more recent 2004 effort New Roman Times. Camper Van Beethoven’s line-up will consist of Lowery (vocals / guitar) and original bandmates Greg Lisher (lead guitar), Jonathan Segel (violin / guitar) and Victor Krummenacher (bass), along with Cracker’s Funaro on drums. Their most recent best-of album Popular Songs of Great Enduring Strength and Beauty was released in 2008 as part of the band's 25th Anniversary.