Photo Credit Todd & Chris Owyoung 2019
UK & IRISH TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 2019
Imperfect Circle, the first new album from Hootie & the Blowfish in nearly 15 years, will be released by Snakefarm Records in the UK on November 1st 2019. Pre-order from September 6.
Imperfect Circle is the latest milestone in a remarkable career which has seen Hootie & the Blowfish sell over 25 million records worldwide, win numerous awards including 2 Grammys and secure the tenth biggest selling album in history with their debut Cracked Rear View.
Having brought out “the highest attendance figures of their career” (Billboard Boxscore) on this year’s Group Therapy tour in the US, Hootie & The Blowfish have announced much-anticipated UK & Irish tour dates for October:
October 4 Dublin | 3Arena
October 6 Bristol | O2 Academy
October 7 Leeds | O2 Academy
October 9 Glasgow | Barrowland
October 10 Glasgow | Barrowland
October 12 London | Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
October 15 Manchester | O2 Apollo
October 16 Birmingham | O2 Academy
“There’s something timeless about their sound,” proclaimed USA Today “From their stupendous 1994 debut Cracked Rear View, which is certified 21 x Platinum (equivalent to 21 million certified units sold), to their reunion album, Imperfect Circle… Hootie & the Blowfish appear ready to pick up where they left off as a pop music phenomenon.”
million certified units sold), to their reunion album, Imperfect Circle… Hootie & the Blowfish appear ready to pick up where they left off as a pop music phenomenon.”
“Whatever the descriptive shorthand used — roots rock, alt-country, jangle-pop or country-rock — Hootie and the Blowfish’s material has aged extraordinarily well, fond remembrances aside,” noted the Dallas Observer at a recent show on the band’s Group Therapy Tour in the US , proclaiming that “the honey-voiced Rucker is still, 25 years on, one of the best singers in any genre, full stop.”
“Rucker has — no exaggeration — one of the great voices in contemporary pop music, a dynamic and sophisticated baritone that’s full of gravity,” agreed the New York Times. “The rest of the band makes spry work of otherwise staid idioms. Bryan is a patient decorator with guitar, never overpowering an arrangement, and as a rhythm section, Felber and Sonefeld are insistent but amiable.”
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