If 2018 has been rough on you, you should know that 2019 is already looking very promising…Hootie & The Blowfish are reuniting! Yesterday, they announced their first full-scale tour in more than a decade, and their first new album in over 13 years. There are no details on the album yet, but the tour dates are already out.
It kicks off in Virginia Beach on May 30th, and will hit 44 cities before wrapping September 13th, with a homecoming concert in Columbia, South Carolina. It’ll be called the Group Therapy Tour.
(Which is not to be confused with your second stop after attending the show.)
It gets better. Barenaked Ladies will be the opening band, although unlike Hootie, they won’t be the same band they were in the ’90s. Singer Steven Page left in 2009, and he isn’t returning.
Hootie & the Blowfish has been on hiatus since 2008, when singer Darius Rucker left to pursue a solo career in country music…and that’s gone well. He’s released five albums, had eight #1 singles, and he even won a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance for “Wagon Wheel” in 2013.
The band announced their return on the “Today” show yesterday. (Here’s the video.)
Hoda and Kathie Lee seem much more excited about it than the band does. Are they being blackmailed into reuniting?
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