Hootie & the Blowfish Celebrate 22x Platinum Certification During “GMA” Appearance as ‘Summer Camp with Trucks Tour’ Heads to Fenway Park (2024)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – This morning, June 20, iconic band Hootie & the Blowfish electrified audiences nationwide with a live performance of their timeless hit “Only Wanna Be With You” on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The performance marked a highlight in their ongoingSummer Camp with Trucks Tour, set to make its next stop at Boston’s famed Fenway Park tomorrow, June 21, and running through the fall.

During the broadcast, the band received a special surprise: a commemorative plaque from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) celebrating their debut album,Cracked Rear View, achieving 22x Platinum certification, further extending its Double Diamond-certified status. This monumental accomplishment solidifiesCracked Rear Viewas one of the top 10 best-selling albums in music history, a testament to the band’s enduring appeal and the album’s lasting impact on the music industry.

Hootie & the Blowfish, formed by members Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld during their time as students at the University of South Carolina, also treated fans to their hits “Hold My Hand” and “Let Her Cry” on “GMA3:What You Need To Know.”

Fans can hear those classic hits and more on the ongoingSummer Camp with Trucks Tour, produced by Live Nation and featuring special guests Collective Soul and Edwin McCain. Visiting arenas, amphitheaters and select stadiums such as tomorrow’s stop at Fenway Park (with special guestsBarenaked Ladies), the tour also includes a homecoming to Columbia, S.C.’s Colonial Life Arena for the Gameco*ck alumni as well as a headlining appearance at Rucker’s ownRiverfront Revival Music Festivalin their home state in October. Tickets to all shows are on sale now viaHootie.com.

In addition, a celebration of the band’s decades-long career that brings their classic sound to fans across the country, they also recently releasedtheir rendition of “For What It’s Worth.” The timeless anthem originally penned by Stephen Stills in 1966 was recorded by Hootie & the Blowfish in 2017 during their studio sessions forImperfect Circle. ListenHERE.

For more information, visitHootie.comand follow on Facebook @hootieandtheblowfish, Instagram @hootieoffcial and Twitter/X @hootietweets.

RemainingSummer Camp with Trucks TourDates
June 21|Boston, Mass.|Fenway Park
June 27|Bethel, N.Y.|Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 28|Hershey, Pa.|Hersheypark Stadium
June 29|Burgettstown, Pa.|The Pavilion at Star Lake
July 10|Denver, Colo.|Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 11|Salt Lake City, Utah|USANA Amphitheatre
July 13|Phoenix, Ariz.|Footprint Center
July 16|Anaheim, Calif.|Honda Center
July 17|Mountain View, Calif.|Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 19|Portland, Ore.|RV Inn Styles Amphitheater
July 20|Seattle, Wash.|White River Amphitheatre
July 26|Birmingham, Ala.|Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
July 27|Nashville, Tenn.|Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 1|Hartford, Conn.|The XFINITY Theatre
Aug. 2|Holmdel, N.J.|PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 3|Columbia, Md.|Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 8|Somerset, Wisc.|Somerset Amphitheater
Aug. 9|Chicago, Ill.|Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre
Aug. 10|East Troy, Wisc.|Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Aug. 15|Cleveland, Ohio|Blossom Music Center
Aug. 16|Philadelphia, Pa.|Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Aug. 17|Bristow, Va.|Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 23|Las Vegas, Nev.|Fountainebleau Las Vegas
Aug. 24|Las Vegas, Nev.|Fountainebleau Las Vegas
Aug. 29|Columbia, S.C.|Colonial Life Arena
Aug. 30|Columbia, S.C.|Colonial Life Arena
Sept. 5|Wantagh, N.Y.|Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 6|Syracuse, N.Y.|Empower FCU Amphitheater at Lakeview
Sept. 7|Toronto, Ontario|Budweiser Stage
Sept. 12|Knoxville, Tenn.|Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center
Sept. 13|Raleigh, N.C.|Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sept. 14|Virginia Beach, Va.|Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Sept. 19|Charlotte, N.C.|PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 20|Alpharetta, Ga.|Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 21|Greenville, S.C.|Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Sept. 26|Tampa, Fla.|MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 27|Jacksonville, Fla.|VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Sept. 28|West Palm Beach, Fla.|iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Oct. 12|North Charleston, S.C.|Riverfront Revival Music Festival

About Hootie & the Blowfish
With the rich, bluesy vocals of Darius Rucker and gleeful harmonies of guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, Hootie & the Blowfish have sold over 26 million records worldwide to date after their infectious melodies hit the airwaves in 1994 with hits such as “Hold My Hand,” “Let Her Cry” and “Only Wanna Be With You.” The quartet met at the University of South Carolina where endless gigs at frat houses and local bars built a major local buzz. Their blend of pop, folk, blues, soul and rock made them hard to pigeonhole, but easily accessible to anyone who loved good music.

Atlantic Records, impressed by their regional draw, signed them and releasedCracked Rear Viewin 1994. The album had been out for six months before the band played on theLate Show with David Lettermanwhich sent sales skyrocketing, eventually landing at No. 1 on theBillboardchart the following spring.Cracked Rear Viewand the band went on to win two GRAMMY Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, aBillboardMusic Award and multiple People’s Choice Awards.Cracked Rear Viewalso earned the bandBillboard‘s Band of the Year Award in 1996 and the RIAA’s Diamond Award for sales in excess of 10 million units. At 22x Platinum,Cracked Rear Viewremains among the top 10 best-selling albums in music history.

The band remained a top draw nationwide following their debut and released five more albums for Atlantic:Fairweather Johnson,Musical Chairs,Scattered, Smothered & Covered,Hootie & the BlowfishandThe Best of Hootie & the Blowfish, as well asLooking For Luckyon their own Sneaky Long Records andLIVE in Charleston,The Homegrown Concert Event DVD and CD. The band took a break from full-time touring in 2007, reuniting annually for a variety of philanthropic events while also pursuing solo projects. 2019 marked the band’s first full-time touring year in over a decade as they embarked on the sold-outGroup Therapy Tourin support ofImperfect Circle,released in late 2019 under a new record deal with Universal Music Group’s Capitol Nashville, and 2024 sees them return to the road once again for theSummer Camp with Trucks Tour.

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