The Texas based alt-rock band, Blue October have announced a short UK tour and a new single Coal Makes Diamonds for March, including and appearance at the o2 institute in Digbeth on Wednesday 1st. The band are best known for their shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics, boasting a powerful line-up of players. Supporting their eighth studio album, Home, the band will embark on a highly-anticipated new tour, continuing into the spring with dates in the USA.
Blue October is a Houston, Texas based alternative rock band known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics. They boast a powerful line-up of players including one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today in 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 4th album, the platinum selling ‘Foiled’ (2006), while each of the group’s subsequent full length releases has charted comfortably inside the US Top 20, with 2011’s ‘Any Man In America’ debuting at no. 8.
The band have a sizeable following in the UK, drawing audiences of 1000+ to several cities during a European tour to promote 2013’s ‘Sway’.
Blue October released their 8th studio album, ‘Home’, in April 2016 in the US and toured extensively in North America to promote it, spurred on by the massive success of the title track at Top 40 radio. The album charted simultaneously at no 1 on the Billboard Alternative, Rock and Independent Charts. It was released in Europe a month later via Membran/The Orchard.