first_imgToday, Hootie & The Blowfish have announced some big plans in 2019 to celebrate 25 years since the release of their smash hit 1994 debut album, Cracked Rear View, which remains one of top 20 best-selling albums ever released in the U.S.. Hootie & The Blowfish will hit the road for a lengthy 25th-anniversary tour stretching from the end of May through the middle of September. The swing, dubbed the Group Therapy Tour, will feature nightly support from another once-enormous act of a similar ’90s vintage, Barenaked Ladies.As the band notes in this morning’s announcement post, “It’s crazy to think that next year, Cracked Rear View will be 25 years old. We think it’s time to celebrate… with you!”The tour will kick off on May 30th in Virginia Beach and make its way to Raleigh, NC (5/31); Atlanta, GA (6/1); Orange Beach, AL (6/6); Tampa, FL (6/7); West Palm Beach, FL (6/8); Austin, TX (6/13); The Woodlands, TX (6/14); Dallas, TX (6/15); Phoenix, AZ (6/19); Chula Vista, CA (6/21); Las Vegas, NV (6/22); Irvine, CA (6/23); Los Angeles, CA (6/25); Wheatland, CA (6/28); Mountain View, CA (6/29); Englewood, CO (7/11); Maryland Heights, MO (7/13); Rogers, AR (7/14); Monticello, IA (7/19); Cincinnati, OH (7/20); Burgettstown, PA (7/21); Cuyahoga Falls, OH (7/26); Bristow, VA (7/27); Camden, NJ (7/28); Gilford, NH (8/2); Mansfield, MA (8/3); Saratoga Springs, NY (8/4); Columbia, MD (8/8); Canandaigua, NY (8/9); New York, NY (8/10); Noblesville, IN (8/17); Des Moines, IA (8/18); St. Paul, MN (8/22); East Troy, WI (8/23); Tinley Park, IL (8/24); Toronto, Canada (8/29); Hershey, PA (8/30); Hartford, CT (8/31); Charlote, NC (9/5); Pelham, AL (9/6); and Nashville, TN (9/7); before closing out with a hometown performance at in Columbia, SC on September 13th.Included in that list of stops are a number of fan-favorite amphitheaters and arenas like the Hollywood Bowl, Shoreline Amphitheater, Blossom Music Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Madison Square Garden, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Hersheypark Stadium, and more, as well as long-running state fairs like the Great Jones County Fair and Iowa State Fair.The tour announcement is an exciting one for fans of this top 90s act. Frontman Darius Rucker has been cranking out contemporary country hits for the better part of a decade, endearing himself with the country crowd enough to earn a “New Artist Award” from the Country Music Association in 2009, a full 15 years after Hootie & The Blowfish’s juggernaut of a debut album. However, Hootie dates have been few and far between during that period, aside from the group’s annual Homegrown concerts in Charleston, SC which benefit the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation.A pre-sale period for Hootie & The Blowfish and Barenaked Ladies’ Group Therapy Tour begins today at 10:00 a.m. local time, with tickets going on sale to the public this Friday, December 7th, at 10 a.m. local time. For more details and ticketing information, head here.last_img read more


first_imgA new genre-bending musical festival will be coming to the Pacific Northwest this Memorial Day weekend. End Of The Rainbow is set to go down on May 24th, 25th, and 26th at George, WA’s picturesque Gorge Amphitheatre.The inaugural three-day music and camping festival has announced their initial 2019 lineup, with Bassnectar (2 sets), Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, GRiZ, Trippie Redd, and Santigold topping the bill. End Of The Rainbow will also see performances from STS9, Gogol Bordello, Flosstradamus, Tom Morello, Vic Mensa, Emancipator, Eprom, London On Da Track, Whipped Cream, Thirftworks, Dorfex Bos, Nessly, Run DMT, and Darci.A fan pre-sale is currently underway here until 10 p.m. (PST) on Thursday. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 15th at 10 a.m. (PST).For more information on ticketing and End Of The Rainbow 2019, head to the festival’s website.last_img read more