Following a summer of sold-out shows at major arenas across the country, Hootie & the Blowfish will bring their new music to a much more intimate crowd at L.A.’s 500-capacity Troubadour with an exclusive show taking place Monday, November 4th.
The show will feature music off forthcoming album Imperfect Circle, due out this Friday, November 1st, highlighted by Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times and more as one of this year’s most highly-anticipated albums.
Tickets to the one-night-only event go on sale tomorrow (October 29th), at 10 a.m. local time at www.ticketfly.com. All tickets are WILL CALL ONLY and will be available for pickup night of show. No name changes, no transfers, no exceptions. Name on order must match the name on government-issued ID and credit card of purchase. Guest MUST go in with purchaser (NO EXCEPTIONS). There is a 2 TICKET LIMIT per customer/account/household. Any orders exceeding the stated ticket limit are subject to cancellation. Any orders placed for sole purpose of resale will be cancelled.
The concert announcement follows the release of Hootie & the Blowfish’s first radio single in nearly 15 years, with “Hold On” climbing the charts at Country radio now and the band set to perform the song live on national television for the first time during ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday (November 1st).
About Hootie & the Blowfish
With the rich, bluesy vocals of Darius Rucker and gleeful harmonies of guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, Hootie & the Blowfish have sold over 25 million records worldwide to date after their infectious melodies hit the airwaves in 1994 with hits such as “Hold My Hand,” “Let Her Cry” and “Only Wanna Be With You.”
The quartet met at the University of South Carolina where endless gigs at frat houses and local bars built a major local buzz. Their blend of pop, folk, blues, soul and rock made them hard to pigeonhole, but easily accessible to anyone who loved good music.
Atlantic Records, impressed by their regional draw, signed them and released Cracked Rear View in 1994. The album had been out for six months before the band played on the Late Show with David Letterman which sent sales skyrocketing, eventually landing at No. 1 on the Billboard chart the following spring. Cracked Rear View and the band went on to win two GRAMMY Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, and multiple People’s Choice Awards. Cracked Rear View went on to earn the band Billboard‘s Band of the Year Award in 1996 and the RIAA’s Diamond Award for sales in excess of 10 million units. Cracked Rear View remains the 5th most certified studio album in music business history.
The band remained a top draw nationwide and released five more albums for Atlantic: Fairweather Johnson, Musical Chairs, Scattered, Smothered & Covered, Hootie & The Blowfish and The Best of Hootie & The Blowfish, as well as Looking For Lucky on their own Sneaky Long Records and LIVE in Charleston, The Homegrown Concert Event DVD and CD. The band took a break from full-time touring in 2007, reuniting annually for a variety of philanthropic events while also pursuing solo projects. 2019 marked the band’s first full-time touring year in over a decade as they embarked on the sold-out Group Therapy Tour ahead of Imperfect Circle, their first album in nearly 15 years due out November 1 under a new record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. The album’s lead single, “Hold On,” earned most-added distinction at Country radio upon its release and is currently climbing the charts.