Hootie and the Blowfish brings first tour in a decade to Tampa on Sunday

Barenakes Ladies co-headline at the old Gary amp.

click to enlarge Hootie and the Blowfish brings first tour in a decade to Tampa on Sunday
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Dear Darius Rucker fans: You might actually get away with calling him “Hootie” at this show. The 53-year-old songwriter has been doing just fine as a solo country singer as of late, but he’s putting the twang aside for the first full-on Hootie and the Blowfish U.S. tour in over a decade.

Just about 2,000 fans may have been able to get into a one-off, 2016 St. Petersburg reunion show in honor of the band’s “Hootie’s Homegrown Ale” brewed by Bay area company Rock Brothers, so expect even more of them to pack into the amphitheatre formerly known as Gary when Hootie and the Blowfish co-headlining a bill alongside Barenaked Ladies.

Barenaked Ladies w/Hootie and the Blowfish. Sun., June 8. 7:30 p.m.. $29.50 & up. . MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa. livenation.com.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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