Hootie and the Blowfish announces second concert date in Columbia on Group Therapy Tour

“Let Her Cry” tears of joy – Hootie and the Blowfish is getting back together!

If you missed out on getting tickets or were put on a waiting list, never fear! The band announced they’re adding a SECOND show at Colonial Life Arena to accommodate the demand.

Citi is the official pre-sale credit card for the Group Therapy Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets for the added show beginning Monday, Dec. 10, at 10 AM until Thursday, Dec. 13 at 10 PM through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Hootie & the Blowfish fan club members can also access an exclusive pre-sale Monday, Dec. 10. Barenaked Ladies fans who have purchased VIP packages in the past will receive an exclusive code to purchase tickets early on Wednesday, Dec. 12 before they go on sale to the general public Friday, Dec. 14 at ticketmaster.com. All pre-sale and on-sale times are 10 AM.

Band members announced their plans to reunite while on the Today Show Monday morning. They will go on their “Group Therapy” tour with Barenaked Ladies starting in March 2019.

The announcement was made on Monday on the Today Show, followed by a live performance of the band’s hit, “Let Her Cry.”

The band formed by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker, and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld during their time as students at the University of South Carolina will visit 44 cities on the tour, kicking off Thursday, May 30 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and wrapping Thursday, Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept. 13 with a Columbia, South Carolina homecoming.

In honor of the big announcement, NBC anchor and SC native Craig Melvin visited Columbia hot spots in Five Points and at USC with the band.

Hootie and the Blowfish members met with Craig Melvin in Columbia. (Twitter)

“Once the four of us met and started playing shows, we toured for years before signing a record deal,” Rucker said, who, in the 10+ year break since their last formal tour and nearly 15 years since their last studio album as a band, has charted nine No. 1 singles on Country radio.

“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 said.

While visiting USC, Darius Rucker took pictures with students on campus.

Darius Rucker takes a photo with a fan at USC. (WIS)

The band will perform in Columbia, SC at Colonial Life Arena on Sept. 12 and 13. They’ll also play in Raleigh, NC on May 31, according to LiveNation.