Hootie and the Blowfish coming to eastern Iowa with Barenaked Ladies

The Blowfish via Twitter @HootieTweets

The Blowfish via Twitter @HootieTweets

In that time, frontman Darius Rucker carved out an admirable solo career as a Nashville-brand country singer, but he apparently got the itch to record again with his old band.

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Tickets for both performances will be sold through www.etix.com, by calling 800-514-3849 or at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office during limited hours 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

Hootie and the Blowfish will perform at the Grandstand on Sunday, August 18th at 8:00 p.m. "We've been a band for pretty much 30 years now".

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For more tour dates and ticket information visit the band's website. "We've never stopped being a band".

Tickets for the general public will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Friday. Bryan adds, "There's nothing like playing music live". They will hit the road with Barenaked Ladies on what is being called the Group Therapy Tour.

With Top 10 hits "Hold My Hand", "Let Her Cry" and "Only Wanna Be With You" from their 1994 debut, Hootie & the Blowfish went from playing college bars to selling out arenas and winning best new artist at the Grammy Awards in 1996.

The band also plans to release a new album in 2019, although details are scarce.

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