Blue October Tour Schedule
Long running alternative rock band Blue October has been churning out some of the best
art and experimental rock for nearly twenty years and their newest material is some of their best yet. They have long been
fan favorites in their home state of Texas but also have a constantly growing fan base across the country. Blue October first
gained attention for their energetic live shows and continue to blow the minds of concert goers wherever they perform. They
are always able to get people moving and continue to be one of the best live acts on the road. If you are looking for a rocking
band with a one of a kind sound be sure to check out Blue October during their current tour.
Blue October have a string
of December dates lined up that include a few hometown gigs you will not want to miss. On December 6th Blue October will be
rocking Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City before being a part of the HoHo Show at The Pageant in Saint Louis the following
night. On October 8th Blue October will play another Missouri show when they hit the stage at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrahs
Casino in North Kansas City. On December 11th the band will hit up House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts before taking a
couple of weeks off. Finally, to close out the month as well as 2013, Blue October have two Houston, Texas dates lined up.
The first will be on December 28th, and the second the following night on the 29th at House of Blues. These end of the year
shows in fornt of hometown fans are not to be missed.
About the Band
The band first originated in 1996
when Justin and Jeremy Furstenfeld got together with Ryan Delahoussaye to write some songs and play a few local gigs. Before
they knew it the band was gaining some traction in the Houston music scene and became known for their electrifying live shows
and began playing more and more shows including being asked to play a few songs on the local early morning news show. Their
debut album The Answers was released in 1998 and was a local hit, sellng more than 5,000 copies in Houston alone. To date
they have released seven albums: The Answers, Consent for Treatment, History for Sale, Foils, Approaching Normal, Any Man
in America, and 2013's Sway. Justin Furstenfeld and Ryan Delahoussaye remain the only founding members still in the band but
Blue October remains an active band, writing new songs and recording and touring regularly.
the late Nineties, while playing a gig at Atchafalaya River Cafe, Blue October was discovered by Michael Rand, former manager
of Kid Rock who quickly signed them with his agency. Soon the band was getting regular promotion and had more than 350 shows
booked. Through contacts they were brought to Universal Records with whom they signed, beginning their first stint with the
label. As more and more attention came to the band they were able to play bigger and bigger shows and even land television
spots which would increase their fan base exponentially.
You've heard about Blue October
for years and seen their YouTube videos and listened to their songs. Perhaps you have even seen video of them performing live,
but now you get to experience that excitement in person. Finally, Blue October emerge on stage and wave to the crowd as they
approach the mic. The opening chords of their first song ring out and the band begin bouncing around pumping out their jams.
Their enthusiasm is contagious and the entire concert hall is soon doing the same thing. As the night goes on Blue October
tears through hits like Angels in Everything, Light You Up, Bleed Out, Say It, Dirt Room, and others. Blue October is legendary
for their live shows and always have known how to work a crowd, their ability to connect with an audience is unparalleled
in rock music. Finally when the show is over you will be fondly recalling the night for years and anxiously awaiting the next
chance to see them in concert.
In 2006 Blue October made their television debut when they went
on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform Hate Me. Stephanie Meyer, author of the Twilight series is a big Blue October
fan and claims that their music helped inspire her books. She even brought Justin Furstenfeld on a sold out book tour with
her during which he performed several Blue October songs solo to adoring fans. Although they originated in Houston, the band
moved to the musical hotbed of Austin, Texas in 2001 and since have made several appearances on the local radio stations there
as well as developed yet another strong local following in their new home town.