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Darius Rucker Reunites with Hootie & The Blowfish for Tour, Album

Darius Rucker is "getting the band back together" as he reunites with Hoootie & The Blowfish for their 2019 Group Therapy Tour & new music!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Darius Rucker Reunites with Hootie & The Blowfish for Tour, Album
Hootie & the Blowfish (L to R: Dean Felber, Mark Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jim ‘Soni’ Sonefeld) Photo Credit: Todd & Chris Owyoung

After a multi-year hiatus Hootie & The Blowish will reunite for a 44-city tour in 2019. Dubbed the Group Therapy Tour, Darius Rucker will team up with bandmates Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld for the massive trek.

The Group Therapy Tour will kick off Thursday, May 30 in Virginia Beach, VA and will crisscross the nation before a homecoming show on Friday, Sept. 13 in Columbia, SC.

The trek comes nearly 15 years since the band last toured together and the men are looking forward to reliving their days on the road.

“We were content playing clubs and small theaters, so playing to three-, four- and five-times that size was incredible, and we’re looking forward to that feeling again on this tour,” Sonefeld shared.

Added Bryan, “There’s nothing like playing music live. For the first time in nearly 20 years we’ll be coming back to Columbia, South Carolina where it all began,” with Rucker interjecting, “And we’re ready to rock.”

Joining the legendary rock band out on the road will be the Barenaked Ladies, best known for hits like  “One Week” and “Old Apartment.”

In addition to their massive tour news, Hootie & The Blowfish revealed plans to release their sixth studio album under their new label home, Universal Music Group Nashville. The occasion marks the 25th anniversary of the band’s debut project, Cracked Rear View.

Tickets for the Group Therapy Tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Dec. 7 on livenation.com. Pre-sale tickets are also available via the band’s website or citiprivatepass.com.

Group Therapy Tour
May 30 Virginia Beach, Va. | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
May 31 Raleigh, N.C. | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
June 1 Atlanta, Ga. | Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 6 Orange Beach, Ala. | The Wharf
June 7 Tampa, Fla. | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 8 West Palm Beach, Fla. | Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 13 Austin, Texas | Austin360 Amphitheater
June 14 Houston, Texas | The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 15 Dallas, Texas | Dos Equis Pavilion
June 19 Phoenix, Ariz. | Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 21 Chula Vista, Calif. | North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 22 Las Vegas, Nev. | T-Mobile Arena
June 23 Irvine, Calif. | FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance
June 25 Los Angeles, Calif. | Hollywood Bowl
June 28 Wheatland, Calif. | Toyota Amphitheatre
June 29 Mountain View, Calif. | Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 11 Englewood, Colo. | Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 13 Maryland Heights, Mo. | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 14 Rogers, Ark. | Walmart AMP
July 19 Monticello, Iowa | Great Jones County Fair
July 20 Cincinnati, Ohio | Riverbend Music Center
July 21 Burgettstown, Penn. | KeyBank Pavilion
July 26 Cleveland, Ohio | Blossom Music Center
July 27 Bristow, Va. | Jiffy Lube Live
July 28 Camden, N.J. | BB&T Pavilion
August 2 Guilford, N.H. | Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 3 Mansfield, Mass. | Xfinity Center
August 4 Saratoga Springs, N.Y. | Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 8 Columbia, Md. | Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 9 Canandaigua, N.Y. | Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
August 10 New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden
August 16 Detroit, Mich. | DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 17 Noblesville, Ind. | Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 18 Des Moines, Iowa | Iowa State Fair
August 22 St. Paul, Minn. | Minnesota State Fair
August 23 East Troy, Wis. | Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 24 Tinley Park, Ill. | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 29 Toronto, Ont. | Budweiser Stage
August 30 Hershey, Penn. | Hersheypark Stadium
August 31 Hartford, Conn. | XFINITY Theatre
September 5 Charlotte, N.C. | PNC Music Pavilion
September 6 Birmingham, Ala. | Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 7 Nashville, Tenn. | Bridgestone Arena
September 13 Columbia, S.C. | Colonial Life Arena