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Hootie and the Blowfish, June 6 at the Wharf

Wharf Amphitheater
 In 2019, Cracked Rear View, the 21-times-platinum debut album by Hootie & the Blowfish, will turn 25.  In honor of the occasion,  they’re hitting the road and releasing new material.

Some people know Darius Rucker as only a country star.  But a lot of us will always know him as ‘Hootie’ even though that’s not his name.

They’ll start its Group Therapy Tour May 30 in Virginia Beach and wind around to The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach on June 6.  Right now the tour is set to wrap up in Columbia, South Carolina, September 13,  however they could add more dates.  Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on Friday.

Going along for the ride are Canadian hitmakers, Barenaked Ladies, so go ahead & get the green dress for more than one week!

The Group Therapy Tour kicks off May 30 in Virginia Beach, VA, and is right now scheduled to wrap up in Columbia, South Carolina on September 13.

“Once the four of us met and started playing shows, we toured for years before signing a record deal,” Darius says in a statement.

Which brings up more news: Hootie & the Blowfish have signed a new record deal and plan to release a new album in 2019.

By the way, this isn’t exactly a “reunion” tour for Hootie: They continue to play together here and there, including an annual charity show. This past summer, they joined Jason Aldean and a few other country acts for one-off concert at Georgia’s SunTrust Park.

Here are the Hootie & the Blowfish tour dates:

5/30 — Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Amphitheater
5/31 — Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Amphitheater
6/1 — Atlanta, GA, Cellairis Amphitheater
6/6 — Orange Beach, AL, The Wharf
6/7 — Tampa, FL. MIDFLORIDA, Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/8 — West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
6/13 — Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
6/14 — Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Pavilion
6/15 — Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion
6/19 — Phoenix, AZ, AK-Chin Pavilion
6/21 — Chula Vista, CA, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
6/22 — Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
6/23 — Irvine, CA, Five Points Amphitheater
6/25 — Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/28 — Wheatland, CA, Toyota Amphitheatre
6/29 — Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/11 — Englewood, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/13 — Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino
7/14 — Rogers, AK,The Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
7/19 — Monticello, IA, Great Jones County Fair
7/20 — Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
7/21 — Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion
7/26 — Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
7/27 — Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
7/28 — Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
8/2 — Guilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
8/3 — Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
8/4 — Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/8 — Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/9 — Canandaigua, NY, The Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Centre
8/10 — New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
8/16 — Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/17 — Noblesville, ID, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
8/18 — Des Moines, IA, Iowa State Fair
8/22 — St. Paul, MN, Minnesota State Fair
8/23 — East Troy, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theatre
8/24 — Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/29 — Toronto, Ont, Budweiser Stage
8/30 — Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium
8/31 — Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
9/5 — Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
9/6 — Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
9/7 — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
9/13 — Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena

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