Blue October has been based in Austin for more than a decade now, but among their legions of dedicated local fans they will forever be considered a Houston band. Singer Justin Furstenfeld first gained recognition as the young frontman for The Last Wish in the early 90s while still in high school before leaving the band in 1995 to form Blue October. Not only did the band find a loyal and faithful audience among Houstonians, but their show were often sold out in advance and filled with fans who knew every word to every song.
When Blue October returns to Houston for two shows at The House Of Blues on Sunday, August 21 and Monday, August 22 you can expect to see their dedicated Houston audience in full force. Tickets for the Sunday show have already sold out and the remaining tickets for Monday are going fast. In addition to the two concerts, Blue October will also be at the Sony Store in the Galleria at 2pm on Sunday for a free in-store performance featuring songs from their latest album Any Man In America.
Known for their emotional and cathartic music, Any Man In America addresses the difficulties and challenges faced by Furstenfeld while going through a tumultuous divorce in which he lost custody of his daughter. The album is not just a catharsis for Furstenfeld, but is also intended to help others who may be going through a similar situation. Any Man In America was recorded in Austin with producer Tim Palmer (U2, David Bowie, Pearl Jam, The Cure) and features the first two singles, ‘The Chills’ and ‘The Feel Again (Stay).’
Blue October perform at The House Of Blues at 1204 Caroline Street, August 21 and 22. To purchase tickets, visit The House Of Blues website.