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.

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


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