Blue October, the Platinum-selling Texas-based band, are Happy to announce that they will return to the UK with a set of live dates that go on sale October 22nd! The band will visit seven cities across the country in support of their recently released ninth studio album ‘I Hope You’re Happy’ [via Absolute and Up/Down-Brando Records]. In the US, the album debuted #7 on the Billboard Album sales chart, whilst the title track peaked at #14 on the Alternative Singles chart. The band toured the UK to a rapturous reception earlier this year with dates including a triumphant Shepherd’s O2 Bush Empire and cannot wait to return.
Known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics, Blue October boasts a powerful line-up of fantastic musicians and one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today in Justin Furstenfeld. Blue October is Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums), Matt Noveskey (bass), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin and piano) and Justin Furstenfeld (guitar and vocals).
Prog described ‘I Hope You’re Happy’ as an, “Unorthodox journey from warped, dark-shadowed R’n’B pop through arena rock… delicate balladry and evocative instrumentals, and it works a treat.” Fireworks hailed an, “Intriguing yet compelling listening experience”.
UK DATES 2019
Fri 15 Feb - Oxford - O2 Academy
Sat 16 Feb - Manchester - O2 Ritz
Sun 17 Feb - Bristol - O2 Academy
Tue 19 Feb - Brighton - Concorde 2
Thu 21 Feb - Glasgow - Garage
Fri 22 Feb - Birmingham - O2 Institute
Sat 23 Feb - London - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
‘I Hope You’re Happy’ is already being held close to the fans’ hearts both here and in the US and is currently top 15 in the US Alternative chart, having been on the chart for 20 straight weeks. New Blue October music has found its way into countless Spotify and Apple curated playlists including iTunes Breaking Alternative, Digging Now (685,273 followers), and New Noise (278,635 followers).
Blue October are an important act rooted in the honesty and emotional heft of their songs. This is a band that can make you move your feet, for sure, but they have plenty to say about this world we live in too. This tour is not to be missed, ‘I Hope You’re Happy’ is just the latest step on this band’s incredible journey.
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