Darius Rucker Says Hootie & The Blowfish Is Back!
By Lauryn Snapp
December 3, 2018
It was the tweet that broke the internet on Monday morning. “Hootie & The Blowfish are back with a big announcement: the band is getting back together for a new album and going on tour!” shared the Today Show via Twitter.
It’s been nearly 25 years since Darius Rucker first achieved mainstream success with his band, Hootie and the Blowfish. Their 1994 breakout album, ‘Cracked Rear View’ won multiple awards and after 14 years of sold out shows, Darius transitioned to the country space. Rumors circulated for in 2015 as 90’s babies were hopeful for a reunion tour.
During an interview with Cody Alan, Darius shared that playing with ‘Hootie’ is “like breathing. We can get up and play anytime. It’s like riding a bike.”
Darius also addressed the 2015 rumors with a blithe dismissal, “Its gonna happen. I just don’t know when. We are talking. We want to do it when the time is right.”
Darius and Hootie fans are rejoicing, because the time is NOW! The ‘Group Therapy Tour’ is here!
The ‘Group Therapy Tour’ is a full-scale tour featuring 44 dates and will lead up to a new album. The Barenaked Ladies will be joining them on the trek making this tour a 90’s alt-rock concertgoer’s dream.
Tickets for all 44 shows go on sale this Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Live Nation.com.
2019 'Group Therapy' Tour Dates:
May 30 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
May 31 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
June 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 6 – Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf
June 7 – Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 8 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 13 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
June 14 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 15 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
June 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 21 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
June 23 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance
June 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
June 28 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
June 29 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 11 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 13 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 14 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
July 19 – Monticello, IA @ Great Jones County Fair
July 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 21 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
July 26 – Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
July 27 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 28 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
August 2 – Guilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 3 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 4 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 8 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 9 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
August 10 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 16 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 17 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fair
August 22 – St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
August 23 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 24 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 29 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Budweiser Stage
August 30 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
August 31 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
September 5 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
September 6 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 7 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
September 13 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
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