Hootie & the Blowfish to release ‘Imperfect Circle’ – first album in 14 years – on November 1
Hootie & the Blowfish have announced that their first album in 14 years, Imperfect Circle’, will be released on November 1. You can pre-order the record here.
The Grammy Award winning group’s last studio record was ‘Looking For Lucky’ in 2005 and have been going since 1986, with the news being welcomed by the group’s fanbase.
Speaking about the album, frontman Darius Rucker said that it feels like a proper Southern rock album and that he loves the overall flow of the album as it represents something that they don’t usually get a chance to do.
“When we started getting that one going I was like, ‘Man, we’re a Southern rock band when we play this,'” Rucker said. “I loved it. It’s like us trying to play a Black Crowes or Allman Brothers cover. I love the feel of that ’cause we don’t do that a lot.”
In addition to the album release news, the group will be touring the UK and Ireland in October as part of their ‘Group Therapy’ tour. There are two dates in Glasgow, a headline gig at the Eventim Apollo in London and some of the O2 venues across England.
Hootie & the Blowfish will be playing:
October 4 – 3 Arena, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
October 6 – O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, England
October 7 – O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds, England
October 9 – Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland
October 10 – Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland
October 12 – Eventim Apollo, London, England
October 15 – O2 Apollo, Manchester, England
October 16 – O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, England
Tickets are available here.