David Randall chatted to Blue October mainman Justin Furstenfeld on the eve of their UK visit. This special feature includes tracks from several albums including ‘Home’ (59:40) First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 26 February 2017.
Blue October play rare dates this week in the UK.
The Texas-based alt rock band released their current album, ‘Home’, in April 2016. It is their fifth consecutive Billboard Top 20 record.
The success of the album and singles forced the postponement of UK dates in autumn 2016 and the dates have been rearranged for 1-4 March. To coincide there is the release of a radio edit of the first song on the album ‘Coal Makes Diamonds’.
Fronted by their songwriter and dynamic vocalist Justin Furstenfeld the band have scored several Top 40 Billboard singles in their home territory with songs like ‘Hate Me’, ‘Bleed Out’, ‘Fear’ and ‘Home’. The first of these hits was included on their fourth album, the platinum selling ‘Foiled’ (2006)
Blue October’s latest album charted simultaneously at No 1 on the Billboard Alternative, Rock and Independent Charts.
On Sunday 26 February in the first hour of his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! (22:00 GMT) Radio David Randall chats to Justin Furstenfeld on the eve of the UK gigs.
01.03.17 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
02.03.17 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
03.03.17 LONDON O2 Academy Islington SOLD OUT
04.03.17 LONDON O2 Academy Islington
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Power Plays w/c 17 July 2017
DANIELLE MORGAN Shy (indie)
BIGFOOT The Fear (Frontiers)
JUDIE TZUKE So (Big Moon)
JONNY LANG Bitter End (Provogue)
Featured Albums w/c 17 July (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 TEN Gothica (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 RIVERDOGS California (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 ELEANOR McEVOY The Thomas Moore Project (MOSCODISC)
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