Hootie and the Blowfish – 2014 Concert Schedule
As one of the most popular musical acts to come out of the
90s, Hootie and the Blowfish dominated the charts with songs like "Hold My Hand," "Let Her Cry," and "Only Wanna Be With You."
After scooping up a Grammy Award, they had established their place in music history, and they continued to delight fans with
their catchy music. Fans of Hootie and the Blowfish are in luck, because they are set to play in 2014, and you don't want
to miss out on their must-see show. Whether you've been a fan since their first debut, or you just recently came across their
music, fans of all generations are in for a real treat when Hootie and the Blowfish show off their live talents in concert.
To experience one of the best-selling bands from the 90s, grab your best concert buddies and head over to StubHub for your
Hootie and the Blowfish tickets!
About Hootie and the Blowfish
Hootie and the Blowfish was one of the
most popular bands of the 90s, and they eventually went on to sell an estimated 21 million albums in the United States. Fronted
by Darius Rucker, the band formed in the mid 1980s when the band members were attending the University of South Carolina.
After releasing their debut album in 1994, "Cracked Rear View," they became instant stars. The album was not only Hootie and
the Blowfish's most successful, but it is also one of the best-selling albums of all time, and it was certified 16x platinum.
With a number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, the album was a phenomenal success, and it produced their classic hits like
"Let Her Cry," "Hold My Hand," "Drowning," and "Only Wanna Be With You."
Following up to the remarkable success of their
debut, Hootie and the Blowfish released their second studio album, "Fairweather Johnson," which entered the Billboard 200
chart at the number 1 spot. With popular songs like "Tucker's Town," "Old Man & Me," and "Sad Caper," the album went on
to sell over 2 million copies. In addition to topping the chart in the United States, the album also shot to the number 1
position in Canada and New Zealand. Hootie and the Blowfish's third studio album, "Musical Chairs," followed in 1998, which
included the popular singles "Only Lonely," "Wishing," and "I Will Wait."
In addition to their commercially successful
studio albums, Hootie and the Blowfish also took their talents elsewhere, contributing a song to a Led Zeppelin tribute album,
and a cover of the song "I Go Blind," which was released on the soundtrack for the television show, Friends. Hootie and the
Blowfish also dedicated a significant amount of their time to various charities, including traveling to the Middle East to
support the troops, and helping to raise money at the various benefit concerts.
Hootie and the Blowfish's Breakthrough
Hootie and the Blowfish's debut album thrust them into the mainstream world of music, and they were overnight
stars. Their incredible smash-hit album was certified 16x platinum, and they were later awarded a Grammy Award for Best New
Artist. With hits like "Let Her Cry," "Drowning," "Hold My Hand," and "Only Wanna Be With You," Hootie and the Blowfish's
music seemed to be blaring from every stereo and radio station around. They were quickly one of the most popular bands of
the time, and they followed up with their sophomore album, "Fairweather Johnson" in 1996. The album was likewise a success,
with a number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release, and over 2 million copies sold in the United States alone.
Hootie and the Blowfish released several more albums throughout the years that followed, including "Musical Chairs" in 1998,
"Hootie & the Blowfish" in 2003, and "Looking for Lucky" in 2005.
Hootie and the Blowfish Trivia
you know that Hootie and the Blowfish's front man Darius Rucker is also a country musician?
Darius Rucker pursued his
country solo career with the release of his album "Learn to Live," which was released through Capitol Nashville Records. The
album ended up producing several popular singles that made it to the top of the chart, including "It Won't Be Like This for
Long," "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," and "Alright." The success of "Learn to Live" also marked the first time an African
American country musician scored a big hit since the legendary Charley Pride.
successful albums to their incredible charity work, Hootie and the Blowfish have remained a beloved band since their initial
debut. With millions of albums sold worldwide, their music has resonated with fans everywhere, and now you will get to see
them perform live in concert this year. You and the audience will be able to relive songs like "Hold My Hand" and "Let Her
Cry" all over again, and you don't want to miss out on their must-see show. Be sure to check out Hootie and the Blowfish live