Published Dec 03, 2018Following an extended hiatus, Hootie & the Blowfish are reuniting for both a North American tour and a new album.
Hootie made the announcement today, confirming the '90s group will be reforming for their first new album in 15 years. The new LP will be released on their new label home of Universal Music Group Nashville in 2019, and while details of the reunion album are slim, the band have mapped out an extensive North American reunion tour.
Dubbed the "Group Therapy Tour," the trek will feature Canadian faves Barenaked Ladies and made its way around North America next year.
The tour is a long one, running from late May all the way through to mid-September with only minimal breaks. There are a lot of U.S. dates, but there's currently just one Canadian stop: August 29 at Toronto's Budweiser Stage.
BNL's Ed Robertson said in a statement, "We've played with Hootie & the Blowfish a few times over the years, and it's always been a good time. We're thrilled they asked us to support them on this tour. I can't imagine a better triple bill. Barenaked Ladies, Hootie AND the Blowfish?!! Sign me up! Wait, I've already signed up!"
See the lengthy schedule below. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday (December 7).
Meanwhile, Barenaked Ladies have begun writing a new album. This will be the follow-up to 2017's Fake Nudes.
05/30 Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Amphitheater
05/31 Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Amphitheater
06/01 Atlanta, GA - Cellairis Amphitheater
06/06 Orange Beach, AL - The Wharf
06/07 Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/08 West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre
06/13 Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
06/14 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Pavilion
06/15 Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
06/19 Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion
06/21 Chula Vista, CA - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
06/22 Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
06/23 Irvine, CA - Five Points Amphitheater
06/25 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
06/28 Wheatland, CA - Toyota Amphitheatre
06/29 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/11 Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
07/13 Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino
07/14 Rogers, AR - The Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
07/19 Monticello, IA - Great Jones County Fair
07/20 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
07/21 Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
07/26 Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
07/27 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
07/28 Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
08/02 Guilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
08/03 Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
08/04 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/08 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
08/09 Canandaigua, NY - The Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
08/10 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
08/16 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/17 Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/18 Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair
08/22 St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair
08/23 East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre
08/24 Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/29 Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
08/30 Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
08/31 Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre
09/05 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
09/06 Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
09/07 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
09/13 Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena