Hootie & The Blowfish To Embark On 44-City 2019 Group Therapy Tour

Hootie & The Blowfish To Embark On 44-City 2019 Group Therapy Tour

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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Hootie & the Blowfish today (Dec. 3) announced that they will be hitting the road on 44-city tour come 2019.

The ‘Group Therapy Tour,’ which will feature direct support from special guests Barenaked Ladies, will kick off May 30 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and wrap up September 13 with a Columbia, South Carolina homecoming.

Formed by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, the band first got together while students at the University of South Carolina.

Reflecting on the band’s beginnings, Rucker who, in the 10+ year break since the band’s last formal tour and nearly 15 years since their last studio album, has charted nine No. 1 singles on Country radio, said: “Once the four of us met and started playing shows, we toured for years before signing a record deal.”

“Having those shows at fraternity houses, clubs and dive bars under our belt prepared us for success to a degree,” continues Felber. “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. 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,” Sonefeld echoes.

“There’s nothing like playing music live,” adds Bryan. “For the first time in nearly 20 years we’ll be coming back to Columbia, South Carolina where it all began.”

In addition to their forthcoming tour, the band will also release a sixth studio album under new label home Universal Music Group Nashville to coincide with the 25th anniversary of their 21x Platinum debut album Cracked Rear View.

Tickets for Hootie & The Blowfish’s ‘Group Therapy Tour’ go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 7 at www.LiveNation.com.

Hootie & The Blowfish ‘Group Therapy Tour’:

May 30Virginia Beach, Va. | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
May 31Raleigh, N.C. | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
June 1Atlanta, Ga. | Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 6Orange Beach, Ala. | The Wharf
June 7Tampa, Fla. | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 8West Palm Beach, Fla. | Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 13Austin, Texas | Austin360 Amphitheater
June 14Houston, Texas | The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 15Dallas, Texas | Dos Equis Pavilion
June 19Phoenix, Ariz. | Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 21Chula Vista, Calif. | North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 22Las Vegas, Nev. | T-Mobile Arena
June 23Irvine, Calif. | FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance
June 25Los Angeles, Calif. | Hollywood Bowl
June 28Wheatland, Calif. | Toyota Amphitheatre
June 29Mountain View, Calif. | Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 11Englewood, Colo. | Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 13Maryland Heights, Mo. | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 14Rogers, Ark. | Walmart AMP
July 19Monticello, Iowa | Great Jones County Fair
July 20Cincinnati, Ohio | Riverbend Music Center
July 21Burgettstown, Penn. | KeyBank Pavilion
July 26Cleveland, Ohio | Blossom Music Center
July 27Bristow, Va. | Jiffy Lube Live
July 28Camden, N.J. | BB&T Pavilion
August 2Guilford, N.H. | Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 3Mansfield, Mass. | Xfinity Center
August 4Saratoga Springs, N.Y. | Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 8Columbia, Md. | Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 9Canandaigua, N.Y. | Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
August 10New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden
August 16Detroit, Mich. | DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 17Noblesville, Ind. | Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 18Des Moines, Iowa | Iowa State Fair
August 22St. Paul, Minn. | Minnesota State Fair
August 23East Troy, Wis. | Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 24Tinley Park, Ill. | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 29Toronto, Ont. | Budweiser Stage
August 30Hershey, Penn. | Hersheypark Stadium
August 31Hartford, Conn. | XFINITY Theatre
September 5Charlotte, N.C. | PNC Music Pavilion
September 6Birmingham, Ala. | Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 7Nashville, Tenn. | Bridgestone Arena
September 13Columbia, S.C. | Colonial Life Arena

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