The '90s Return
Hootie & the Blowfish include Austin concert on first tour in a decade
Hootie & the Blowfish will go on tour for the first time in more than a decade, including a stop at Austin360 Ampitheater at Circuit of The Americas on June 13, 2019.
The Group Therapy Tour, which will feature the Barenaked Ladies as opening act, will make 44 stops around North America, starting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on May 30. It was also be in Houston on June 14 and Dallas on June 15.
The rock band, who hit it big in the mid 1990s, will be touring in part to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their massive debut album, Cracked Rear View. One of the best-selling albums of the '90s, the 1994 album spawned hits like "Hold My Hand," "Let Her Cry," and "Only Wanna Be With You." They went on to release four more albums, with the most recent being 2005's Looking for Lucky. Their last tour was in 2008.
The band also plans to release a new album in 2019, although details are scarce. Since the group went on hiatus in 2008, lead singer Darius Rucker has become a country music superstar, scoring four No. 1 albums and hits like "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," "Alright," and "Wagon Wheel."
Hootie & the Blowfish fan club members can access an exclusive pre-sale that began on December 3. Barenaked Ladies fans who have purchased VIP packages in the past will receive an exclusive code to purchase tickets early on Wednesday, December 5. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 7 at www.LiveNation.com.