Following the release of their newest album I Hope You’re Happy (which debuted at #6 on the Current Albums Chart, #2 on the Alternative Albums, and #28 on the Billboard Top 200), platinum-selling alternative giants, BLUE OCTOBER, are releasing the video for the record’s opening track, “Daylight“.
The “Daylight” video is a mesmerizing collage of scenery and lights that compliment the song’s icy, industrial drums and synthesizers. The band’s animated performance in the video stresses the track’s dynamic juxtaposition while laying bare the captivating personality of frontman Justin Furstenfeld.
Blue October’s long-awaited ninth studio album I Hope You’re Happy is out now on Up/Down-Brando Records. Billboard called the album, “by far Blue October’s most contemporary pop-leaning album to date. ” Listen to I Hope You’re Happy now on all streaming platforms: https://fanlink.to/IHYH
In support of the release, Blue October are currently on their I Hope You’re Happy Tour across the US, with upcoming dates in cities like New York, Cleveland, Atlanta, Nashville, and Houston.
They’ve seen an incredible response to their music over the years, known for platinum singles like “Into The Ocean,”“Hate Me,” and “Calling You.“ The new record’s title track “I Hope You’re Happy” burst onto the scene at #5 on the iTunes Alternative Singles chart, peaked at #14 on US Alternative Airplay Chart, and is inrotation on stations like Q101 Chicago, Alt 103.7 FM Dallas, Alt 92.9 Boston, Radio 104.5 Philly, and 101X Austin among dozens of other stations across the country. The songhas also found its way into countless Spotify and Apple curated playlists including iTunes Breaking Alternative, Digging Now (685,273 followers), and New Noise (278, 635 followers). Watch the video which boasts over 3 million views on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/FwZvuV79jeY
NOV 02 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
NOV 03 Jannus Live Saint Petersburg, FL
NOV 04 Mavericks Live Jacksonville, FL
NOV 07 Sony Hall New York, NY
NOV 08 Anthology Rochester, NY
NOV 09 Agora Theatre Cleveland, OH
NOV 10 Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY
NOV 14 The Norva Norfolk, VA
NOV 15 Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
NOV 16 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
NOV 17 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
NOV 18 Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL
NOV 23 101X Indie Xmas Austin, TX
NOV 24 Revention Music Center Houston, TX
DEC 01 Riptide Music Festival Fort Lauderdale, FL
DEC 05 Buffalo Riverworks Buffalo, NY
DEC 06 Memorial Hall Cincinnati, OH
DEC 07 The Woodlands Wilkes-Barre, PA
DEC 12 Fox Theater Bakersfield, CA
DEC 15 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
DEC 16 The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, NV
I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978.
My top five live shows ever are:
1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome.
2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours.
3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked!
4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live.
5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.