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Hootie and The Blowfish Announce 44-Date Group Therapy Tour
Barenaked Ladies will open all the dates on the 2019 outing.
Hootie and The Blowfish are back.
The Grammy-winning pop rock group announced on Monday morning (Dec. 3) that they will be hitting the road for the 44-date Group Therapy Tour with support on all the dates from Barenaked Ladies. The announcement was first made on the Today show, with the tour slated to kick off on May 30 in Virginia Beach, Va. and wrap up on Sept. 13 with a homecoming gig in Columbia, S.C.
The outing is the first full tour for the group -- singer Darius Rucker, guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and drummer Jim Sonefeld -- since they took a decade-long hiatus from the road and it will be paired with a new album, their first since 2005's Looking for Lucky; the title of the group's sixth album, due out through Universal Music Group Nashville, has not yet been announced.
Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour, with card members gaining access to presale tickets beginning today at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday (Dec. 6) at 10:00 p.m. local time here. Hootie fan club members can also get access to an exclusive pre-sale today starting at 10:00 a.m. local time here. "There’s nothing like playing music live. For the first time in nearly 20 years we’ll be coming back to Columbia, South Carolina where it all began,” Bryan said. "And we’re ready to rock," added Rucker in a statement. The group reunited for one-night-only on July 21 for a show with headliner Jason Aldean at the new Atlanta Braves stadium.
It's crazy to think that next year, #CrackedRearView will be 25! It's time to celebrate... with you! We're hitting the road on the #GroupTherapyTour in 2019 w/ our friends @BarenakedLadies. For 1st access to the pre-sale NOW, sign up for our email list at https://t.co/QRKIvCpGwn pic.twitter.com/07KBm65abA— HootieAndTheBlowfish (@HootieTweets) December 3, 2018
During the group's hiatus, Rucker has launched a massive country music solo career, releasing seven studio albums and scoring eight No. 1 singles, including "Wagon Wheel," "If I Told You," "It Won't Be Like This For Long" and "Alright."
Check out the Group Therapy tour dates below.
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, CO @ 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
Aug. 2 -- Guilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 3 -- Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug. 4 -- Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 8 -- Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 9 -- Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
Aug. 10 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Aug. 16 -- Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 17 -- Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 18 -- Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fair
Aug. 22 -- St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
Aug. 23 -- East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Aug. 24 -- Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Aug. 30 -- Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 31 -- Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
Sept. 5 -- Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 6 -- Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sept. 7 -- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 13 -- Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena