The band’s Group Therapy Tour sports the highest average gross and attendance figures of their career, 25 years after 'Cracked Rear View' topped the Billboard 200.
One week after the Spice Girls reported nearly $80 million from their European stadium tour, Hootie & The Blowfish is keeping the '90s alive with the first reports from their 2019 reunion tour. The trek’s first 13 dates grossed $10.9 million according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, enough to hit the pole position on the Hot Tours recap dated July 6, 2019.
Hootie & The Blowfish's reunion trek, dubbed The Group Therapy Tour, marks the band’s first live shows since 2008. The tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hootie’s Billboard 200 chart-topping 1994 LP? Cracked Rear View. But while the band struck gold in record stores and on radio playlists during the '90s, they are seeing their biggest returns yet on the road in 2019.
The 2019 tour already accounts for the band’s 11 best-grossing shows of its career, including four dates that crossed the $1 million threshold. They grossed $1.1 million in Raleigh, N.C. (Coastal Credit Union Music Park on May 31), Atlanta (Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood on June 1), and Tampa, Fla. (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 9), with an additional $1 million in Dallas (Dos Equis Pavilion on June 15).