Hootie and the Blowfish announces third 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 THIRD show at Colonial Life Arena to accommodate the demand.

The third show will be held Sept. 11, 2019. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1 and can be purchased here. 

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

The original announcement was made 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 Wednesday, Sept. 11, 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. 11, Sept. 12 and 13. They’ll also play in Raleigh, NC on May 31, according to LiveNation.