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Hootie and the Blowfish Announce New Album 'Imperfect Circle'


Hootie and the Blowfish have announced their first new album in almost 15 years. Imperfect Circle will be released on Nov. 1.

According to USA Today, he album will feature collaborations with Sheryl Crow and Lucie Silvas. Ed Sheeran co-wrote album track "Wild Fire Love." Sheeran recently co-wrote Kenny Chesney's "Tip of My Tongue."

The group, featuring rock star turned country artist Darius Rucker, announced their return late last year and kicked off their comeback Group Therapy Tour in May of 2019.

"I think a lot of people do use our music as an escape," Darius Rucker told USA Today. "We're not preachers. We're not gonna come out and tell you what we think is right or that the world is messed up. That's not us. We might think about it but we're not gonna sing about it."


Read More: The 10 Best Darius Rucker Songs

Hootie and the Blowfish formed in 1986 and released their mainstream debut album Cracked Rear View in 1994. The album was a smash success, spawning four hits, "Hold My Hand," "Let Her Cry," "Only Wanna Be With You" and "Time." In 1998, the band announced they'd be going on hiatus so Rucker could focus on his career in country music.

Rucker released his debut country album, Learn to Live, in 2008. His most recent album, When Was the Last Time, was released last year.

Hootie and the Blowfish Tour Dates:

Aug. 8 -- Columbia, Md. -- Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 9 -- Canandaigua, N.Y. -- Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
Aug. 10 -- New York, N.Y. -- Madison Square Garden
Aug. 16 -- Detroit, Mich. -- DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 17 -- Noblesville, Ind. -- Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 18 -- Des Moines, Iowa -- Iowa State Fair
Aug. 22 -- St. Paul, Minn. -- Minnesota State Fair
Aug. 23 -- East Troy, Wisc. -- Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Aug. 24 -- Tinley Park, Ill. -- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 -- Toronto, Ont. -- Budweiser Stage
Aug. 30 -- Hershey, Pa. -- Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 31 -- Hartford, Conn. -- Xfinity Theatre
Sept. 5 -- Charlotte, N.C. -- PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 6 -- Birmingham, Ala. -- Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sept. 7 -- Nashville, Tenn. -- Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 13 -- Columbia, S.C. -- Colonial Life Arena
October 4 -- Dublin, Ireland -- 3Arena
October 6  -- Bristol, England -- O2 Academy
October 7 -- Leeds, England -- O2 Academy
October 9 -- Glasgow, Scotland -- Barrowland
October 10 -- Glasgow, Scotland -- Barrowland
October 12 -- London, England -- Eventim Apollo
October 15 -- Manchester, England -- O2 Apollo
October 16 -- Birmingham, England -- O2 Academy


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