Blue October Announce UK Live Dates


Texan band Blue October have announced eight UK live dates for March, including a show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

The Peter Gabriel-inspired rockers will also release a new single, I Hope You’re Happy, on 2 February ahead of the dates. This is taken from the band’s forthcoming new album.

“I’m honestly more excited than ever to return to England,” says singer Justin Furstenfield. “Everyone who knows me knows I grew up living and breathing bands from the UK like The Cure, The Smiths, Joy Division, The Cocteau Twins, Stone Roses, and the list goes on and on. These artists taught me how to write and feel through music. I’m in love with the UK now and forever.”

Blue October will play:

Manchester O2 Ritz - March 16

Glasgow O2 ABC - 17

Leeds Church - 18

Brighton Concorde - 20

Norwich Waterfront -m 21

Bristol O2 Academy - 22

London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire - 23

Birmingham O2 Institute - 24

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.