Houston, Texas alternative rock act Blue October have postponed their UK shows set for September and rescheduled for March 2017. The band are enjoying unprecedented chart success with the single 'Home' from their recently released album of the same name which has caused the postponement. For more info on the tour changes, Blue October in general and a message from frontman Justin Furstenfeld follows:
BLUE OCTOBER entered the US Top 20 album chart in late April with their new album, ’Home’. This in itself is a routine occurrence for the Houston, Texas based alt rock band. However, the title track has subsequently spent 16 consecutive weeks in the Top 40 at US radio, which is unprecedented for the group and has led to increased promotional opportunities over the coming months.
Although excited by these recent developments, it is with regret that the band are therefore having to postpone their upcoming UK and mainland European shows until March 2017. Dates that were due to take place in the UKbetween 19th-22nd September have been rescheduled as follows :
01.03.17 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
02.03.17 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
03.03.17 LONDON O2 Academy Islington
04.03.17 LONDON O2 Academy Islington
All tickets purchased for the September dates are valid for the new ones.
A video message from frontman Justin Furstenfeld explaining the announcement can be seen here :
‘Home’ is also available as a single in the UK. A video can be seen here :
Red Guitar Music reviewed home here
Blue October is a Houston, Texas based alternative rock band known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics. They boast a powerful line-up of players including one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today in Justin Furstenfeld.
The band have scored several Top 40 Billboard singles in their home territory with songs like ‘Hate Me’, ‘Bleed Out’ and ‘Fear’. The first of these hits was included on their 4th album, the platinum selling ‘Foiled’ (2006), while each of
the group's subsequent full length releases has charted comfortably inside the US Top 20, with 2011’s ‘Any Man In America’ debuting as high as no. 8.
The band have a sizeable following in the UK, drawing audiences of 1000+ to venues in London, Birmingham and Manchester as part of a European tour to promote 2013’s ‘Sway’.
Blue October released their 8th studio album, ‘Home’, on 22nd April in the US and have been touring to promote it. Debuting on the Billboard Top 200 at no. 19, it would have been several places higher but for the back catalogue of Prince dominating the upper echelons of the chart. As it is, the album has also attained the following positions :
#1 Billboard Alternative Chart
#1 Billboard Rock Album
#1 Billboard Independent Chart
#5 Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart
‘Home’ was released in the UK on 27th May via Membran/The Orchard.
“’Sway’ was about finding inner peace and learning to live in a healthy way,” says Furstenfeld. “’Home’ is about what we do with our time on earth, how we’re going to utilise that time in a positive way and make it the best we possibly can by bettering ourselves.”