Darius Rucker isn’t sure when he’ll stage full-on reunion with his rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, but a short tour with the guys is still on the table. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Hootie’s debut album, Cracked Rear View, which went on to sell more than 10 million copies, and that could lead Darius to get the old band back together.
Darius tells The Hollywood Reporter, “We might do a month tour next year to commemorate Cracked Rear View, but that one total year where we decide to do a record and a farewell tour is a couple years away.”
For now, Darius is enjoying his solo career at the top of the country charts, and there’s just no room for Hootie & the Blowfish in that equation. It turns out the guys in the band missed their chance to go country with Darius before he ever set out on his own.
“At this point in my career, I don’t think I would want to do a country record with them,” Darius tells reporters in Nashville. “I said in several band meetings, ‘Let’s be a country band,’ and it wasn’t what they wanted to do.”
Darius promises fans there will be another Hootie album and tour at some point, but he’s not going to piggyback that reunion onto his country albums and tours. Says Darius, “You know, we make rock records. That’s what we’re going to do.”
Darius’s third country album, True Believers, is now in stores featuring his big hit, “Wagon Wheel.”
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