Darius Rucker is busy launching “For the First Time,” the second single from his forthcoming album, When Was the Last Time, due October 20. But this weekend, he’ll reunite with the band that first brought him to the party: Hootie and the Blowfish.
“We play two shows in August every year,” Darius tells ABC Radio, “and it sells out in minutes every time we do it, because it’s the only real time you can see us that’s a public appearance. Our other stuff we do is charity stuff.”
“It’s always fun,” he says of the reunion with his longtime friends and bandmates. “I mean, we always pick up right where we left off. The four of us are brothers, so that’s always pretty easy to do.”
The Friday and Saturday concerts at Volvo Car Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina will also fan the flames for a full-fledged Hootie and the Blowfish reunion.
“There’s that small loud contingent that’s asking…when we’re gonna do it again,” Darius laughs. “You know, someday. Someday, when we all know it’s right, we’ll do it again.”
But it sounds like Darius doesn’t necessarily mean anytime soon.
“You know, life’s going pretty good for everybody right now, so we’re not really dying to get back together and do a tour or anything like that,” he says frankly. “But, you know, someday.”
The two concerts this weekend raise money for Hootie’s Homegrown Roundup, which helps prepare children in the Charleston area for another school year.
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