Rock band Blue October has announced a set of tour dates in 2020. The group will be supporting the new documentary called "Get Back Up" to be released on May 15 which chronicles frontman Justin Furstenfield's struggle with mental illness and addiction. The band just finished wrapping up the I Hope You're Happy Tour and has begun recording the 10th studio album expected sometime early next year.
The Get Back Up Tour kicks off on March 13 and has a series of dates through the first half of April. The band will visit major cities such as Kansas City (Tickets), Sayreville (Tickets) and more. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Dec. 6 with several presales available starting Dec. 4 for select dates.
Following the main tour dates, Blue October also announced that there will be limited theatrical releases of "Get Back Up" in four Texas cities leading up to the general release.
For much of the budding success of Blue October, Furstenfield was able to hide his addiction though the band was falling apart. His mental illness battle, however, was apparent through many of his dark lyrics found on Blue October songs, something he's struggled with since a teenager. "Get Back Up" not only details his side, but the battles faced by loved ones as well.
Though Furstenfield and the band have endured painful experiences through illness and addiction, there's a silver lining. The band has learned to love each other again and is working actively to create a better future. The new album, tentatively titled This Is What I Live For, will be released sometime next year and is expected to be completed by the end of January.
Blue October 2020 tour dates
March 13 — Beaumont, TX — Jefferson Theatre
March 14 — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues
March 15 — Destin, FL — CLUB LA
March 18 — Chattanooga, TN — Walker Theatre
March 19 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore
March 20 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues
March 21 — Lake Beuna Vista, FL — House of Blues
March 22 — St. Augustine, FL — St. Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Stage
March 25 — Birmingham, AL — Iron City Bham
March 26 — Nashville, TN — Cannery Ballroom
March 27 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
March 28 — Kansas City, MO — The Truman (Tickets)
March 29 — Oklahoma City, OK — Tower Theatre
April 1 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore
April 2 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
April 3 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
April 4 — Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Theater
April 5 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom (Tickets)
April 8 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
April 9 — Louisville, KY — Mercury Ballroom
April 10 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
April 11 — Columbus, OH — Express Live!
‘Get Back Up’ Documentary Screenings
May 11 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo Drafthouse
May 12 — Austin, TX — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar
May 13 — Dallas, TX — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lake Highlands
May 14 — Katy, TX — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LaCenterra
Get Back Up Tour 2020 announced! Pre-sale tickets and meet & greet passes available now. PLUS limited theatrical release of Get Back Up, the film. Tickets at https://t.co/MpvI4Z2j7w #GetBackUp pic.twitter.com/Om2g2zvFM2— Blue October (@blueoctober) November 29, 2019