Hootie & The Blowfish, 'Weird-Al' To Play The 2019 Grandstand

Darius Rucker will give a Hootie again in 2019.  Star Tribune file

Sure why not? Darius Rucker will give a Hootie again in 2019. Star Tribune file

The band took a hiatus in 2008 so Rucker could pursue a solo career in country music, which led to a Grammy in 2013.

The Barenaked Ladies will open the show.

Hootie & the Blowfish, which also includes Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, met at the University of SC in the late '80s, and began playing in local bars.

Hootie & the Blowfish will be coming to the Hersheypark Stadium on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM. In addition, tickets may be purchased at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office during a limited-time opening from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7.

So it is with Hootie & the Blowfish.

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"We were content playing clubs and small theaters, so playing to three, four and five times that size was incredible, and we're looking forward to that feeling again on this tour", Sonefeld echoes.

They'll be playing with special guest the Barenaked Ladies, which also had massive hits during the 90s. Tickets go on sale December 7 at 10 a.m.

The debut album Cracker Rear View sold 21 million units. The group also plans to release a studio album for the first time in almost 15 years.

For more tour dates and ticket information visit the band's website. "We've been a band for pretty much 30 years now".

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