Friday, 14 December, 2018

Iowa State Fair Snags ‘Hootie and the Blowfish’ Reunion Tour

Hootie & Blowfish coming to SPAC Hootie & The Blowfish
Freda Brock | 06 December, 2018, 09:10

"Once the four of us met and started playing shows, we toured for years before signing a record deal,"reflects Rucker who, in the 10+ year break since their last formal tour and almost 15 years since their last studio album as a band, has charted nine No. 1 singles on Country radio".

When Hootie & the Blowfish revealed they were reuniting for their Group Therapy Tour and new music, fans immediately took to social media to celebrate the announcement, including Sugarland's Kristian Bush.

The band hails from Columbia, South Carolina. In July, Hootie & the Blowfish returned to the stage to support Jason Aldean during his High Noon Neon Tour in Atlanta. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, December 7.

The Minnesota State Fair announced its first two grandstand concerts for 2019 on Monday, but they might be mistaken for shows from 25 years ago. "I've seen you tour 5 times. We've never stopped being a band".

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The band's 44-city Group Therapy tour, with supporting act Barenaked Ladies, kicks off May 30 in Virginia and hits Ak-Chin Pavilion on June 19. Bryan adds, "There's nothing like playing music live".

For more tour dates and ticket information visit the band's website.

With Top 10 hits "Hold My Hand", "Let Her Cry" and "Only Wanna Be With You" from their 1994 debut, Hootie & the Blowfish went from playing college bars to selling out arenas and winning best new artist at the Grammy Awards in 1996. The group also plans to release a studio album for the first time in almost 15 years.

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