Hootie & the Blowfish to kick off 2019 tour with Virginia Beach stop

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The band took a break so lead singer Darius Rucker could embark on a country music career.

After a lengthy hiatus, Hootie & the Blowfish will hit the road for their first full-scale tour in more than a decade, coinciding with the release of their first studio album in almost 15 years.

"Weird Al" Yankovic will bring his Strings Attached Tour to the fair 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday (Dec. 7). In addition, tickets may be purchased at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office during a limited-time opening from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7.

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Fellow 90s popular band Barenaked Ladies will be joining as special guests.

Citi cardmembers and Hootie & the Blowfish fan club members will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning at 10 a.m. today.

For more information, please visit http://www.hootie.com/. "We've been a band for pretty much 30 years now".

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The band's 1994 debut album "Cracked Rear View" went on to sell more than 21 million copies thanks to hits like "Only Wanna Be With You", "Hold My Hand" and "Let Her Cry". "We've never stopped being a band".

The band also plans to release a new album in 2019, although details are scarce.

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