The group surprised fans earlier this week with a reunion tour
Hootie & the Blowfish surprised fans Monday by announcing that for the first time in over a decade they will be releasing new music and embarking on the Live Nation-produced Group Therapy Tour in 2019. Loyal fans of the band described by Rolling Stone as “mixing elements of rock, soul, folk and pop” sold out the tour’s Columbia, S.C. homecoming finale on Friday, September 13th during the pre-sale and initial few moments when tickets went on sale to the general public this morning (Dec 7th), prompting the band to add a second Colonial Life Arena show on Thursday, September 12th.
The band’s announcement was met with open arms by fans and critics alike, with Billboard proclaiming “Hootie & the Blowfish are back and better than ever” and “yes, we’re ready for it” while USA Today noted “1990s nostalgia will invade North America next summer.”
Citi is the official pre-sale credit card for the Group Therapy Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets for the added show beginning Monday, December 10th at 10 am local time until Thursday, December 13th at 10 pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass program.
Hootie & the Blowfish fan club members can also access an exclusive pre-sale Monday, December 10th. Barenaked Ladies fans who have purchased VIP packages in the past will receive an exclusive code to purchase tickets early on Wednesday, December 12th before they go on sale to the general public Friday, December 14th at LiveNation.com. All pre-sale and on-sale times are 10 am local.
“We always felt there would be another tour, and it was just about timing. We’re not doing this for us. We’re doing it for those people who used to plan their vacations around the Hootie & the Blowfish tour,” shares lead singer Darius Rucker. “And we can’t wait to see them again.”
“It means the world that our fans have reacted so positively this week,” adds guitarist Mark Bryan, “especially in a city as important to us as Columbia, where we get to play for the first time in almost 20 years.”
Tickets to all previously announced dates are available now at LiveNation.com.
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