Darius Rucker Says Hootie & the Blowfish Will Record and Tour Again
Since launching his country career in 2008, Darius Rucker has become firmly ensconced in the genre, scoring three No. 1 albums. But despite his current success, the entertainer says he still has some unfinished business with his old band, Hootie & the Blowfish.
"We're gonna do another record," Rucker tells Rolling Stone. "And go on another big tour. I don't know when, though probably no time soon. We were on the road and decided, 'Hey man, we've been doing this forever. I don't know if I want to do it every summer.' So we just kinda ended it."
He adds, "I didn't think that was cool. The whole time I was saying that we should make some sort of announcement that we weren't going to play for a while, but we never did. For the people who plan their summers around when we're playing, they need one more record and another big tour."
For now, though, Rucker is keeping very busy with his career in country music, where he recently landed his sixth No. 1 single, 'Wagon Wheel.' Ironically, he's reinvented himself to such an extent that some of his younger country fans don't even know about his past as the frontman of one of the most successful rock bands in the world.
"I played the other night in Dallas and I played 'Only Wanna Be With You,'" he relates. "This group of girls were having a blast, and they sat down because they didn't know the song."