Hootie & the Blowfish Back Together For 2019 Group Therapy Tour and New Album


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.

Hootie and the Blowfish tour poster

Group Therapy Tour Dates

May 30 – Virginia Beach, Va. – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
May 31 – Raleigh, N.C. – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
June 1 – Atlanta, Ga. – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 6 – Orange Beach, Ala. – The Wharf
June 7 – Tampa, Fla. – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 8 – West Palm Beach, Fla. – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 13 – Austin, Texas – Austin360 Amphitheater
June 14 – Houston, Texas – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 15 – Dallas, Texas – Dos Equis Pavilion
June 19 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 21 – Chula Vista, Calif. – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 22 – Las Vegas, Nev. – T-Mobile Arena
June 23 – Irvine, Calif. –  FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance
June 25 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Hollywood Bowl
June 28 – Wheatland, Calif. – Toyota Amphitheatre
June 29 – Mountain View, Calif. – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 11 – Englewood, Colo. | Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 13 – Maryland Heights, Mo. – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 14 – Rogers, Ark. – Walmart AMP
July 19 – Monticello, Iowa – Great Jones County Fair
July 20 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Riverbend Music Center
July 21 – Burgettstown, Penn. – KeyBank Pavilion
July 26 – Cleveland, Ohio  – Blossom Music Center
July 27 – Bristow, Va. – Jiffy Lube Live
July 28 – Camden, N.J. – BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 2  – Guilford, N.H. – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 3 – Mansfield, Mass. – Xfinity Center
Aug. 4 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 8 – Columbia, Md. – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 9 – Canandaigua, N.Y. – Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
Aug. 10 – New York, N.Y. – Madison Square Garden
Aug. 16 – Detroit, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 17 – Noblesville, Ind. – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 18 – Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa State Fair
Aug. 22 – St. Paul, Minn. – Minnesota State Fair
Aug. 23 – East Troy, Wis. – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Aug. 24 – Tinley Park, Ill. – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 – Toronto, Ont. – Budweiser Stage
Aug. 30 – Hershey, Penn. – Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 31 – Hartford, Conn. – XFINITY Theatre
Sept. 5 – Charlotte, N.C. – PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 6 – Birmingham, Ala. – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sept. 7 – Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 13 – Columbia, S.C. – Colonial Life Arena

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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