SEMINAL ALT-ROCK GROUP BLUE OCTOBER TO PERFORM ON THE BACKYARD STAGE AT THE AMP ON MARCH 22, 2020!
On Sunday, March 22, 2020, seminal alt-rock post-grunge group Blue October will be live on the Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Tickets for Blue October go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 6 at 10am.
In this age of quotidian nihilism, of pervasive and boundless jadedness, you might be forgiven for being taken aback when someone says to you: “I hope you’re happy.” It’d be easy to load that phrase with acerbic meaning, to interpret it foremost as coming from a place of spite and sarcasm. And nine times out of 10, you’d probably be right. But in the case of seminal musicians Blue October, the statement is disarmingly sincere. It’s a surprise, to be sure. But “I Hope You’re Happy,” the title track representative of the Texas outfit’s latest body of work in both word and sound, is the first burst in a salvo of overwhelming positivity—a sonically abundant, rich, lusciously atmospheric, lovingly produced record.
Early fans of the band’s work, those who haven’t kept track of the band’s journey in its latter years, might be hard-pressed to recognize the foursome—comprised of Ryan Delahoussaye, the band’s multi-instrumentalist; Matt Noveskey on bass; and brothers Jeremy and Justin Furstenfeld, the band’s drummer and front man, respectively. The group, once known for its stormy dynamic and self- destructive tendencies, couldn’t be more distinct, today, from the band it once was. And the members of Blue October want everyone they encounter to know the great place they’re in, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. “We’ve had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, and we’ve come out the other side,” says Noveskey, who describes the record as “emotional.”
Such is the subject matter of a soon-to-be-released documentary “Get Back Up” detailing the band’s transformation from sordid to solid, from ravaged by the tempest of addiction to blessed by the joys of family life. Just like any other relationship, the band’s dynamic is multifaceted, and what we’re privy to on camera is but a snapshot into the group’s complex world. The documentary is expected to be released in May 2020.
Tickets for Blue October live from the Backyard Stage at St. Augustine Amphitheatre will go on sale this Friday, December 6 at 10am at the at The Amp and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at The Amp Box Office. Tickets are also available at ticketmaster.com.
SHOW: Blue October VENUE: Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre DATE: Sunday, March 22, 2020 TIME: Gates 6:00 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m. TICKET PRICES: $32.00 – Advanced Purchase General Admission