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Hootie & The Blowfish Reunite, Announce Massive Tour

Hootie & The Blowfish Reunite, Announce Massive Tour
Hootie & The Blowfish Reunion Group Therapy Tour
Hootie & The Blowfish

(TRR) – Hootie & The Blowfish have returned. This morning on NBC’s TODAY Show, the band made the announcement that they will reunite and return to the road next year. The Group Therapy Tour is a massive 44-city trek that kicks off at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virgina Beach, VA on May 30, 2019. Very special guests Barenaked Ladies will join the reunited Hootie & The Blowfish on the road. The tour wraps up with a homecoming show at the Columbia Life Arena in Columbia, SC on September 13, 2019.

The band – Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld – have inked a brand new recording contract with UMG Nashville to release a brand new studio album, while their seminal debut LP Cracked Rear View celebrates its 25th anniversary. “Once the four of us met and started playing shows, we toured for years before signing a record deal,” said Darius Rucker.

“Having those shows at fraternity houses, clubs and dive bars under our belt prepared us for success to a degree, and it’s something we’re proud of – that we put in the work – but what matters to me the most is that we’re still a band all these years later,” Dean Felber remembers.”We’ve never stopped being a band.”

“We were content playing clubs and small theaters, so playing to three-, four- and five-times that size was incredible, and we’re looking forward to that feeling again on this tour,” Jim Sonefeld added.

“There’s nothing like playing music live, Mark Bryan stated. “For the first time in nearly 20 years we’ll be coming back to Columbia, South Carolina where it all began,” before Rucker interjects, “and we’re ready to rock.”

Hootie & The Blowfish Reunion Group Therapy Tour

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, CA | 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| Budweiser Stage
August 30 Hershey, PA | Hersheypark Stadium
August 31 Hartford, CA | XFINITY Theatre
September 5 Charlotte, PA | PNC Music Pavilion
September 6 Birmingham, AL | Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 7 Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
September 13 Columbia, SC | Colonial Life Arena