In this Nov. 16, 2018 photo, Dean Felber, from left, Darius Rucker, Jim Sonefeld, and Mark Bryan, of Hootie & the Blowfish, pose for a portrait at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. The band is returning with a tour and album 25 years after “Cracked Rear View” launched the South Carolina-based rock band.
Photo: Sean Rayford/Invision/AP
Photo: Sean Rayford/Invision/AP

Hootie & the Blowfish announce reunion tour including a stop close to home

The ‘90s are back!

Hootie & the Blowfish are embarking on a tour with Barenaked Ladies starting in May. 

The first stop of the “Group Therapy Tour” is Virginia Beach, before the bands continue to cities like Atlanta, Tampa, Austin, Texas, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, Mansfield, Massachusetts and Charlotte. 

The tour includes a stop on July 20 at Riverbend Music Center.

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The tour comes as the group celebrates the 25th anniversary of its hit “Cracked Rear View” album. The band is also releasing a new album to coincide with the tour.

“Cracked Rear View” is among the top 10 most popular albums of all time and includes fan favorites “Hold My Hand, “Let Her Cry” and “Only Wanna Be With You,” The Associated Press reported.

For more on the tour, click here.

Darius Rucker has made several Dayton and Cincinnati appearances in recent years as a solo artist.

Darius Rucker shares a moment of joy onstage. Photo: Robb Cohen Photography & Video/