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November 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Blue October will return to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, November 26
at 8:00 p.m.
The San Marcos, Texas-based band (vocalist Justin Furstenfeld,
multi-instrumentalist Ryan Delahoussaye, guitarist Will Knaak, bassist Matt
Noveskey, and drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld) have earned a reputation for
being remarkably dynamic, consistently delivering anthemic songs filled
with rousing melodies and precision playing. And with this latest release,
The Is What I Live, For the members are even more in synch than ever
because they wrote much of the material while they were on the road
supporting their last album, 2018’s I Hope You’re Happy (Debuted #1 on the
Billboard Alternative Album Chart and #1 Billboard Independent Album
Chart.), often fine-tuning songs in front of live audiences. In this way,
the song “I Will Follow You” has already become a favorite even before it
was recorded for the new album.
Justin, Jeremy and Ryan formed the band in 1995 when they were still in
high school. When Matt joined three years later, Blue October really
coalesced as the members found inspiration in bands like A Perfect Circle,
Jimmy Eat World, Radiohead, and The Cure – then reworked those disparate
influences into an epic yet introspective sound that is entirely their own.
Blue October members themselves have admitted in characteristically candid
fashion, things certainly haven’t always been easy. Their struggles over
the years with substance abuse, and their subsequent treatment and
recovery, have been well-documented in their songs.