Seminal alt-rock, post-grunge group Blue October will be at the Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
In this age of quotidian nihilism, of pervasive and boundless jadedness, you might be forgiven for being taken aback when someone says to you; “I hope you’re happy”. It’d be easy to load that phrase with acerbic meaning, to interpret it foremost as coming from a place of spite and sarcasm. And nine times out of 10, you’d probably be right. But in the case of Blue October, the statement is disarmingly sincere. It’s a surprise, to be sure. But “I Hope You’re Happy”, the title track representative of the Texas outfit’s latestbody of work in both word and sound, is the first burst in a salvo of overwhelming positivity — a sonically abundant, rich, lusciously atmospheric, lovingly produced record.
The group, once known for its’ stormy dynamic and self-destructive tendencies, couldn’t be more distinct, today, from the band it once was. And the members of Blue October want everyone they encounter to know the great place they’re in; emotionally, physically, and spiritually. “We’ve had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, and we’ve come out the other side,” says Noveskey, who describes the record as “emotional”.
Gates 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm
$32.00 – Advanced Purchase General Admission $35.00 – Day of Show General Admission
Visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for additional information and to purchase your tickets. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices.