Lovers of '90s music, rejoice--nostalgic, soft-rock radio mainstays Hootie & the Blowfish are reuniting for one night only.
After the band's success in the '90s, frontman Darius Rucker went on to have a thriving career in country, setting the stage for the upcoming reunion of the "Only Wanna Be With You" and "Hold My Hand" hitmakers. Fellow country singer and Country Music Awards entertainer of the year Jason Aldean will be playing Atlanta's new Braves stadium for the first time on July 21 as part of his High Neon Tour, and Hootie & the Blowfish will be joining him. While the band's instantly recognizable hits often make their way into Rucker's solo sets, the band performs together very infrequently--typically only at their annual Homegrown concerts in Charleston, South Carolina, to benefit the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, a nonprofit which helps local educational charities and other community-oriented endeavors. The announcement is surely exciting for fans, but it's also exciting for Aldean, who is a native of Macon, Georgia, and considers the show to be a career highlight.
"Out of all the shows we’ve played, I know this show is going to be a career-defining moment," he spoke said at a press conference while delivering the news of the upcoming concert. He went on to talk about the meaning of the band's return to Atlanta for him and his family. "I’ve followed the Braves my whole life….was even at the ’95 game when they clinched the World Series…so this is a huge full circle moment for me."
Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, March 23.
Be sure to check out Aldean on his other summer tour stops in support of upcoming album Rearview Town, with tickets on sale right here on AXS. As for Rucker, he has a summer tour of his own scheduled with fellow country stars Lady Antebellum, in support of his most recent album, When Was the Last Time. Afterward, he's heading across the pond for a string of shows in the UK this fall, with tickets for sale on AXS.