Just when you thought Hootie and the Blowfish were slowing down, the group has announced that they will kick off a brand new tour in 2019.
The 44-date trek will kick off on May 30 in Virginia Beach, Va., taking the group through Los Angeles, Cleveland, Detroit, Nashville, and Columbia, S.C. Joining the fabulous foursome, who garnered fame with their debut album Cracked Rearview, will be the Barenaked Ladies.
After the band went on hiatus in 2008, frontman Darius Rucker launched a successful solo country music career, with No. 1 hits “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” and “Alright.” While the band had gotten together for special performances over the past 10 years, not new music or tours were forthcoming. Until now.
“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,” says bandmate Mark Bryan.
“And we’re ready to rock,” adds Darius.
In addition, the group will also release a sixth studio album under new label home Universal Music Group Nashville. No word on the released date for the album yet.