Hootie and the Blowfish to Reunite for 44-Date Group Therapy Tour

Hootie and the Blowfish have officially returned! The band will reunite for a massive North American tour next summer, they announced today. 

In an appearance on Today, the Grammy-winning group confirmed that they are working on a new album to accompany their upcoming tour, dubbed the Group Therapy Tour. They will kick off the trek May 30 in Virginia Beach and hit over 40 cities over a three month span before wrapping with a hometown show in Columbia, South Carolina on September 13. Notable stops include the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden. Pop/rockers Barenaked Ladies are joining the road in support.

In addition to their triumphant return to recording and touring, the band will also celebrate another major milestone in 2019: the 25th anniversary of their debut album. Their first LP Cracked Rear View launched the band into the mainstream and shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart. Bolstered by the success of singles “Let Her Cry,” “Hold My Hand” and “Only Wanna Be With You,” it is one of the best-selling albums of all time in the U.S., achieving elite multi-Diamond certification (21x Platinum) by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Hootie and the Blowfish – comprised of frontman Darius Rucker, guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and drummer Jim Sonefeld – went on hiatus in 2008, although they would make special appearances throughout the last decade, often at charity shows. In that time, Rucker transitioned into a successful solo country artist with six albums and nine No. 1 singles to his name.

See the full list of Group Therapy Tour dates below. You can browse all Hootie and the Blowfish tickets here.

Hootie and the Blowfish – Group Therapy Tour Dates

Hootie and the Blowfish - Group Therapy Tour

May 30 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
May 31 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
June 1 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 6 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf
June 7 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 8 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 13 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
June 14 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 15 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
June 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 21 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 22 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
June 23 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
June 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
June 28 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
June 29 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 11 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 13 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 14 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
July 19 – Monticello, IA – Great Jones County Fair
July 20 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 21 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
July 26 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 27 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 28 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 2 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 3 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Aug. 4 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 8 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 9 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Aug. 10 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Aug. 16 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 17 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 18 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fair
Aug. 22 – St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
Aug. 23 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Aug. 24 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug. 30 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 31 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
Sept. 5 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 6 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sept. 7 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 13 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena

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