Blue October to Perform at the Buddy Holly Hall in December
December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Lubbock, TX – Rather than lean on destiny for direction, Blue October, invents and inhabits a future all their own. The American rock group will be making a stop at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences with their Spinning The Truth Around (Part II) Tour on December 13, 2023, at 8 p.m.
The platinum-certified alternative quartet from Houston, Texas—Justin Furstenfeld [vocals, guitar, songwriter], Jeremy Furstenfeld [drums], Ryan Delahoussaye [violin, mandolin, piano], and Matt Noveskey [bass]—consistently evolves with an outlier perspective.
Since 1998’s The Answers, Blue October has been touring the world with a boundless approach, generating north of 1 billion total streams and charting 16 hits. In 2006, Foiled earned a platinum certification and yielded signature anthems “Hate Me” and “Into The Ocean,” kicking off a prolific streak. In addition to six consecutive Top 30 album debuts on the Billboard Top 200, they scored three straight #1 entries on the Top Alternative Albums Chart with Any Man In America , Sway , and Home .
Speaking to their sustained influence, 2018’s I Hope You’re Happy has become one of Blue October’s seminal albums. The title song “I Hope You’re Happy” vaulted all the way to #14 on the Alternative Chart and is still one of their most popular streaming songs. 2020’s This Is What I Live For bowed in the Top 20 of the Top Rock Albums Chart and spawned a radio hit with Oh My My, garnering a Top 10 single at Alternative Rock Radio their first Top 10 since 2009 with over 10 million-plus streams.
Tickets for Blue October go on sale Friday, July 28, 2023, at 10 a.m. (CT) and range in price from $29.50 to $79.50 plus taxes and fees. Tickets can be purchased online at buddyhollyhall.com, by calling ETIX at 1 (800) 514-3849, and in person at the venue box office at 1300 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, TX 79401, open Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For their eleventh studio album and first double-LP, Spinning The Truth Around: Part I & II, Blue October unlocks another creative renaissance. “We feel like we’re at the height of our craft,” states frontman Justin Furstenfeld. “The album is romantic. The lyrics are universal and poignant, but we’re showing the songs can stand alone instrumentally. We know the sound we want.”
A lifelong theater student, Justin began studying at the “Fame” high school of Houston, HSPVA, where he met bandmate Ryan Delahoussaye. In September 2023, Furstenfeld will make his feature film debut in the action movie, Section 8 (in theaters and AMC+), alongside Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Dermot Mulroney, and Ryan Kwanten. He recently wrapped his second film Lights Out, featuring Frank Grillo, Mekhi Phifer, Scott Adkins and Dermot Mulroney.
The album culminates on “Big Love.” It holds a special place in Justin and Jeremy’s heart, as their father listened to it during his chemo treatments. The song’s crescendo unfolds with a lush and luminous last word, “Just keep your face turned to the sun. We’re proud of all that you have done.”
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