Seneca Valley Rockers, Hootie & The Blowfish, Announce 2019 Tour
After a long break from touring, two alumni of Seneca Valley High School, Mark Bryan and Dean Felber will return to the stage in 2019, to tour with their bandmates as Hootie & the Blowfish next year.
According to Rolling Stone, the Multi-platinum band will return to touring next year, embarking on their first full-scale tour in more than a decade and releasing a studio album for the first time in nearly 15 years. Named the Group Therapy Tour, the band will visit 44 North American cities with fellow Nineties stars Barenaked Ladies as special guests, kicking off May 30 in Virginia Beach, wrapping up September 1 in Columbia, S. Carolina — with a local stop at Meriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on August 8 and Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va. on July 27.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Dec. 7, with pre-sales beginning today. In addition, the Grammy-winning group also plans to release an album through a new record label deal with Universal Music Group Nashville, the same label group where singer Darius Rucker is currently signed as a solo performer. Hootie & The Blowfish has charted sixteen singles on various Billboard singles charts. The band’s 1994 debut album, Cracked Rear View, is the 16th-best-selling album of all time in the US, having been certified platinum 16 times, selling more the 21 million copies.
In 2008 the band took a break from regular touring so Rucker could pursue a solo career in country music, a venture which has so far resulted in five albums, eight Number One singles and a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance for “Wagon Wheel” in 2013.