Band to Play Legendary NYC Venue on August 10th-11th
Iconic pop-rockers Hootie & the Blowfish thrilled fans by announcing a return to full-time touring with the Group Therapy Tour in support of their forthcoming album under a new record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville and supporters have been quick to express their excitement through an overwhelming demand for tickets. The band has announced the addition of a second Madison Square Garden date on Sunday, August 11th in response to the initial Saturday, August 10th date’s sell out.
Critics have also celebrated the band’s return to the road, with Billboard declaring “Hootie & the Blowfish are back and better than ever” and “we’re ready for it” while Esquire proclaimed “welcome back, Hootie… it is our duty as Americans to show up.” USA Today noted that “1990s nostalgia will invade North America [this] summer” while Consequence of Sound included the Group Therapy Tour in their “30 Most Anticipated Tours of 2019.”
The additional Madison Square Garden show marks the second added date on the Live Nation-produced tour, with the band already having doubled down in Columbia, South Carolina for a homecoming finale. Several other stops on the tour are also sold out months in advance with tickets available in limited quantities for many remaining shows.
“Madison Square Garden, for any musician, is Mecca,” lead singer Darius Rucker recently shared with ESPN’s Paul Finebaum of the legendary venue. “When you’ve played the Garden and you’ve sold out the Garden, you know you’ve made it. You’ve done something.”
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 to the August 11th Madison Square Garden show beginning February 11th via Citi Private Pass. Hootie & the Blowfish fan club members can also purchase pre-sale tickets today, with the Barenaked Ladies fan club pre-sale to follow on Wednesday, February 13th and the Live Nation and venue pre-sales on Thursday February 14th. All pre-sales begin at 10 am ET and conclude on Thursday, February 14th at 10 pm ET in advance of the general public on sale this Friday, February 15th at 10 am ET.