Darius Reuniting With Hootie & The Blowfish

Published On July 20, 2018 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

Hootie & The Blowfish, fronted by Darius Rucker, will play a special show with Jason Aldean this weekend. They, along with Lauren Alaina and Luke Combs, were tapped by Jason to perform at SunTrust Park, otherwise known as Atlanta Braves Stadium, on Saturday, July 21st.

Just sitting around waiting to play Suntrust Park in Atlanta with @hootieofficial, @jasonaldean, @lukecombs and my girl @laurenalaina! July 21. It’s on! Tickets at dariusrucker.com

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Hootie & The Blowfish do a handful of shows together each year, but Darius says he was hesitant at first to agree to the band playing this ballpark.

“They texted me, ‘Hey, man, we want you guys to play Atlanta,’ and I’m like, you know, ‘I don’t know if we’re ready to go play a stadium, you know? We play but I don’t know think we’re ready to play a stadium,’ and I thought about it and Jason’s always been so cool to me and I thought, ‘If you really want us we’ll come do it.’ It’s gonna be a fun night. We can still play. We’re old men but we can play.”

The concert is a big deal for Jason.

“I know this night is going to mean a lot to my family and me. I’ve followed the Braves my whole life, and was even at the ’95 game when they clinched the World Series, so this is a huge full circle moment for me.”

Darius and Lady Antebellum launched their co-headlining Summer Plays On tour on Thursday, July 19th in Toronto.

Toronto, you have always been one of our favorite places to play. THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts, for an electric first night of the #SummerPlaysOnTour

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