Hootie & The Blowfish To Return With First Album In 15 Years

Hootie & the Blowfish are back with the band’s first new album in nearly 15 years, Imperfect Circle. The project is due out Nov. 1 on Universal Music Group’s Capitol Nashville imprint, and is available for pre-order now. According to a story in USA Today, the album will feature background vocals from Sheryl Crow, and finds the band collaborating with Lucie Silvas on a track Rucker co-wrote with pop star Ed Sheeran.

Following the nostalgic Group Therapy Tour this summer, fans now eager to hear new music by the band can get early access to a first track called “Rollin’” available exclusively at Hootie.com, before it becomes available for purchase and streaming on Sept. 6.

Hootie and the Blowfish members Darius Rucker (lead vocals), Mark Bryan (guitarist), Dean Felber (bass) and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld (drums), have sold more than 25 million albums to date following the release of their debut project Cracked Rear View in 1994, which included hits “Hold My Hand,” “Let Her Cry,” and “Only Wanna Be With You.”

 

Remaining Group Therapy Tour Dates:
August 8           Columbia, Md. | Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 9           Canandaigua, N.Y. | Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
August 10         New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden
August 11         New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden
August 16         Detroit, Mich. | DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 17         Noblesville, Ind. | Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 18         Des Moines, Iowa | Iowa State Fair
August 22         St. Paul, Minn. | Minnesota State Fair
August 23         East Troy, Wis. | Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 24         Tinley Park, Ill. | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 29         Toronto, Ont. | Budweiser Stage
August 30         Hershey, Penn. | Hersheypark Stadium
August 31         Hartford, Conn. | XFINITY Theatre

September 5      Charlotte, N.C. | PNC Music Pavilion
September 6      Birmingham, Ala. | Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 7      Nashville, Tenn. | Bridgestone Arena
September 11    Columbia, S.C. | Colonial Life Arena
September 12    Columbia, S.C. | Colonial Life Arena
September 13    Columbia, S.C. | Colonial Life Arena

October 4          Dublin, Ireland | 3Arena
October 6          Bristol, England | O2 Academy
October 7          Leeds, England | O2 Academy
October 9          Glasgow, Scotland | Barrowland
October 10        Glasgow, Scotland | Barrowland
October 12        London, England | Eventim Apollo
October 15        Manchester, England | O2 Apollo
October 16        Birmingham, England | O2 Academy

 

 

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