Blue October To ‘Sway’ Through Fall

Blue October returns to the road for three months of shows beginning in September in support of the band’s latest album.  Fans in Texas will get a taste of the new stuff when the band rocks Dallas’ House Of Blues and does some Barnes & Nobles in-store appearances. 
L-R:  Ryan Delahoussaye, Jeremy Furstenfeld, Justin Furstenfeld, Matt Noveskey.

Blue October’s seventh studio album – Sway – arrives Aug. 20 on Up/Down Records.  Climbing aboard the tour bus for a 45-city adventure, the band launches the tour in New Orleans and hits both coasts as well as Europe and the U.K.

“This album is about why life is so beautiful,” Blue October’s Justin Furstenfeld said.  “It’s about facing fears and recognizing miracles every day.  It’s about enjoying yourself and realizing that life is not something you can [do] half-ass.”

For “The Sway Tour” Blue October will welcome back former guitarist C.B. Hudson, who played with the band from 2000 to 2010.

The band will do some publicity in Texas before the tour begins, performing during in-store appearances at Barnes & Noble in Dallas and Frisco Aug. 21, Austin Aug. 27 and San Antonio Aug. 28.  Blue October will also play at a record release party at Dallas’ House Of Blues Aug. 22.

Here are the tour dates:

Sept. 4 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues
Sept. 6 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., Jannus Live
Sept. 7 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues
Sept. 8 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater
Sept. 9 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte
Sept. 11 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of The Living Arts
Sept. 13 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
Sept. 14 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza Powered By Klipsch
Sept. 15 – Boston, Ma., House Of Blues Boston
Sept. 17 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre
Sept. 18 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
Sept. 19 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
Sept. 20 – Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall
Sept. 21 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
Sept. 22 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Sept. 27 – Austin, Texas, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.
Oct. 3 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
Oct. 4 – Salt Lake City, Utah., The Depot
Oct. 5 – Boise, Idaho,             Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct. 6 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox At The Market
Oct. 8 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 9 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Oct. 10 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues
Oct. 11 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Talking Stick Resort
Oct. 12 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues
Oct. 13 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
Oct. 15 – Las Vegas, Nev., House Of Blues
Oct. 18 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 22 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection / Showroom
Oct. 24 – Minneapolis, Minn., Varsity Theater
Oct. 25 – Omaha, Neb., Sokol Auditorium / Underground
Oct. 26 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave Eagles Club
Nov. 7 – Moscow, Russia, Izvestia Hall
Nov. 8 – St. Petersburg, Russia, A2
Nov. 9 – Kiev, Ukraine, Music Palace 
Nov. 12 – Munich, Germany, Backstage
Nov. 13 – Frankfurt, Germany, Alte Seilerei
Nov. 14 – Frankfurt, Germany, Batschkapp
Nov. 15 – Berlin, Germany, Columbiaclub
Nov. 16 – Cologne, Germany, Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
Nov. 17 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, The Institute
Nov. 18 – Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester Academy
Nov. 19 – London, United Kingdom, Koko
Dec. 7 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
Dec. 8 – North Kansas City, Mo., VooDoo Lounge / Harrah’s North Kansas City

A pre-sale for the Blue October fan community begins June 17 and general onsales begin June 28.  Visit for more information.

And don’t forget to check out Pollstar’s interview with Blue October’s Justin Furstenfeld that we posted earlier this year.  Just click here.