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Hootie & the Blowfish to bring anniversary tour to Cincinnati

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 13:57:50-05

The Grammy-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish is celebrating 25 years of success with a new album and tour which includes a show in the Tri-State.

The news follows a decade-long break for Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Jim Sonefeld and Dean Felber. The album "Cracked Rear View" helped launch their careers in 1994. The album made the Recording Industry Association of America’s list of the top-10 most popular albums of all-time.

With the big anniversary approaching, the members are going back out on the road with some new music, the Associated Press reports. The band plays together a couple times a year but has not toured together since 2007.

"When the four of us get back together, we fall into the same dynamic of the band that’s always there," Rucker told the AP. "We’ve been a band for pretty much 30 years now. We’re just older now. There’s a lot less alcohol."

The 2019 Group Therapy Tour kicks off on May 30 in Virginia. Hootie & the Blowfish will perform at Riverbend Music Center on July 20 with special guest the Barenaked Ladies.

Tickets go on sale Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.