Blue October announces new album I Hope You’re Happy

Photo by: Chris Barber

Official press release:

Platinum-selling alternative band Blue October have announced their long-awaited ninth studio album I Hope You’re Happy (Release date: August 17, 2018; Up/Down-Brando Records). One track will be released on the 17th of each month leading up to the August 17th release date of the album.

You can pre-order the album here and receive 3 gratis tracks now: “I’ll Do Me, You Do You”, “Colors Collide”, and the lead hit single “I Hope You’re Happy”.

Currently at #15 on US Alternative Airplay Chart, the first single “I Hope You’re Happy” is in rotation on stations like ‘Q101 Chicago, Alt 103.7 FM Dallas, Alt 92.9 Boston, Radio 104.5 Philly, and 101X Austin among dozens of other stations across the country. Watch the video which boasts 1.5 million views on YouTube here:

In support of the release, Blue October are currently on their I Hope You’re Happy Tour. Upcoming major markets include Phoenix, Anaheim, Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, St. Louis, and Denver.

In addition, Blue October frontman Justin Furstenfeld will continue his compelling solo An Open Book series with a month long residency at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA from July 12 to August 9. Tickets for the shows are on sale now at BlueOctober.com/#tour.

Blue October has seen an incredible response to their music over the years, known for platinum singles like “Into The Ocean”, “Hate Me”, and “Calling You”. Their latest single “I Hope You’re Happy” burst onto the scene at #5 on the iTunes Alternative Singles chart. “I Hope You’re Happy” has also found its way into countless Spotify and Apple curated playlists including iTunes Breaking Alternative, Digging Now (685,273 followers), and New Noise (278, 635 followers).

I Hope You’re Happy track listing:

1. “Daylight”
2. “Your Love is Like a Car Crash”
3. “I Want to Come Back Home”
4. “I’ll Do Me, You Do You”
5. “I Hope You’re Happy”
6. “Colors Collide”
7. “Remission In Cmaj”
8. “How To Dance In Time”
9. “King”
10. “Let Forever Mean Forever”
11. “All That We Are”
12. “Further Drive (The House That Dylan Built)”

Tour dates:

6/07 – Albuquerque, NM | Sunshine Theater
6/08 – Phoenix, AZ | The Van Buren
6/09 – Anaheim, CA | House of Blues
6/10 – San Diego, CA | House of Blues
6/13 – San Luis Obispo, CA | Fremont Theater
6/14 – San Francisco, CA | August Hall
6/15 – Sacramento, CA | Ace of Spades
6/16 – Las Vegas, NV | Brooklyn Bowl
6/19 – Reno, NV | Cargo
6/21 – Spokane, WA | Knitting Factory
6/22 – Portland, OR | Roseland Theater
6/23 – Seattle, WA | Showbox SoDo
6/27 – Missoula, MT | The Wilma
6/28 – Boise, ID | Knitting Factory
6/29 – Salt Lake City, UT | The Complex
6/30 – Denver, CO | Ogden Theater
7/01 – Denver, CO | Ogden Theater
7/12-8/09 – Los Angeles, CA | Thursday Residency: Hotel Cafe [An Open Book]*
7/21 – The Woodlands, TX | 94.5 The Roast
7/27 – Bonner Springs, KS | 96.5 Beach Ball
9/29 – Grand Rapids, MI | The Intersection
10/05 – Minneapolis, MN | First Avenue
10/06 – Des Moines, IA | Brenton Skating Plaza
10/12 – St. Louis – MO | The Pageant
10/14 – Indianapolis, IN | Egyptian Room
10/19 – Tulsa, OK | Brady Theater
10/20 – Irving, TX | Toyota Music Factory
10/21 – San Antonio, TX | The Aztec Theater

* = Justin Furstenfeld only