Hootie & The Blowfish return with new tour, album in 2019 | The Music Universe

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Iconic pop-rock band Hootie & the Blowfish appeared on NBC’s TODAY Monday morning (Dec third) to announce a extremely anticipated return to full-time touring in 2019, because the foursome units out on the 2019 Group Therapy Tour with direct help from particular visitor Barenaked Ladies.

The band shaped by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld throughout their time as college students on the University South Carolina will go to 44 cities on the tour produced by Live Nation, kicking f Thursday, May 30th in Virginia Beach, Virginia and wrapping Friday, September 13th with a Columbia, South Carolina homecoming.

Citi is the ficial pre-sale bank card for the Group Therapy Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers may have entry to buy pre-sale tickets starting December third at 10 am native time till Thursday, December sixth at 10 pm native time via Citi’s Private Pass program.

Hootie & the Blowfish fan membership members may entry an unique pre-sale beginning December third at 10 am native time. Barenaked Ladies followers who’ve bought VIP packages previously will obtain an unique code to buy tickets early on Wednesday, December fifth beginning at 10 am native time earlier than they go on sale to most people this Friday, December seventh at LiveNation.com.

“Once the 4 us met and began enjoying exhibits, we toured for years earlier than signing a document deal,” displays Rucker who, within the ten yr plus break since their final formal tour and practically 15 years since their final studio album as a band, has charted 9 No. 1 singles on nation radio.

Felber notes, “Having these exhibits at fraternity homes, golf equipment and dive bars underneath our belt ready us for achievement to a level, and it’s one thing we’re proud – that we put within the work – however what issues to me probably the most is that we’re nonetheless a band all these years later. We’ve by no means stopped being a band.”

“We have been content material enjoying golf equipment and small theaters, so enjoying to three-, four- and five-times that dimension was unbelievable, and we’re wanting ahead to that feeling once more on this tour,” Sonefeld echoes.

Bryan provides, “There’s nothing like enjoying music stay. For the primary time in practically 20 years we’ll be coming again to Columbia, South Carolina the place all of it started,” earlier than Rucker interjects, “and we’re able to rock.”

In addition to hitting the highway on the Group Therapy Tour in 2019, the band described as “beloved” by the New York Times and praised by Billboard for his or her “simple attraction” will even launch a forthcoming sixth studio album underneath new label house Universal Music Group Nashville as their debut Cracked Rear View celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Cracked Rear View, licensed by the RIAA as 21x Platinum and the fifth-most licensed studio album all time, marked the start a whirlwind success for the two-time GRAMMY winners who’ve gone on to promote over 25 million albums and notch 17 Billboard-charting songs so far.

Group Therapy Tour:

May 30 Virginia Beach, Va. | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
May 31 Raleigh, N.C. | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
June 1 Atlanta, Ga. | Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 6 Orange Beach, Ala. | The Wharf
June 7 Tampa, Fla. | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June eight West Palm Beach, Fla. | Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 13 Austin, Texas | Austin360 Amphitheater
June 14 Houston, Texas | The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion offered by Huntsman
June 15 Dallas, Texas | Dos Equis Pavilion
June 19 Phoenix, Ariz. | Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 21 Chula Vista, Calif. | North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 22 Las Vegas, Nev. | T-Mobile Arena
June 23 Irvine, Calif. | FivePoint Amphitheatre offered by Mercury Insurance
June 25 Los Angeles, Calif. | Hollywood Bowl
June 28 Wheatland, Calif. | Toyota Amphitheatre
June 29 Mountain View, Calif. | Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 11 Englewood, Colo. | Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 13 Maryland Heights, Mo. | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 14 Rogers, Ark. | Walmart AMP
July 19 Monticello, Iowa | Great Jones County Fair
July 20 Cincinnati, Ohio | Riverbend Music Center
July 21 Burgettstown, Penn. | KeyBank Pavilion
July 26 Cleveland, Ohio | Blossom Music Center
July 27 Bristow, Va. | Jiffy Lube Live
July 28 Camden, N.J. | BB&T Pavilion
August 2 Guilford, N.H. | Bank New Hampshire Pavilion
August three Mansfield, Mass. | Xfinity Center
August four Saratoga Springs, N.Y. | Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August eight Columbia, Md. | Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 9 Canandaigua, N.Y. | Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
August 10 New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden
August 16 Detroit, Mich. | DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 17 Noblesville, Ind. | Ruf Home Mortgage Music Center
August 18 Des Moines, Iowa | Iowa State Fair
August 22 St. Paul, Minn. | Minnesota State Fair
August 23 East Troy, Wis. | Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 24 Tinley Park, Ill. | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 29 Toronto, Ont. | Budweiser Stage
August 30 Hershey, Penn. | Hersheypark Stadium
August 31 Hartford, Conn. | XFINITY Theatre
September 5 Charlotte, N.C. | PNC Music Pavilion
September 6 Birmingham, Ala. | Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 7 Nashville, Tenn. | Bridgestone Arena
September 13 Columbia, S.C. | Colonial Life Arena