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Platinum-selling alternative band BLUE OCTOBER’s  long-awaited ninth studio album I Hope You’re Happy (Out now on Up/Down-Brando Records) has debuted on the Billboard charts this week with the following positions:

  • #6 on the Current Albums Chart
  • #2 on the Alternative Albums Chart
  • #2 on the Independent Albums chart
  • #7 on the Overall Albums Chart
  • #28 on the Billboard Top 200

I Hope You’re Happy, front-man Justin Furstenfeld’s production debut, was called by Billboard “Blue October’s most contemporary pop-leaning album to date. Listen to I Hope You’re Happy now on all streaming platforms: https://fanlink.to/IHYH

The first single “I Hope You’re Happy” peaked at #14 on the US Alternative Airplay Chart and has been in rotation on stations like Alt 103.7 Dallas, Alt 92.9 Boston, Radio 104.5 Philly, KFOG 104.5 San Francisco, 104.3 The Shark Miami, and 101X Austin, among dozens of others across the country. Watch the video which boasts over 2.5 million views on YouTube here:

In support of the release, Blue October will be embarking on the I Hope You’re Happy Tour across the US, with upcoming dates in cities like Minneapolis, St. Louis, Houston, and New York City (tour dates below).

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” debuted 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).


SEP 29 Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
SEP 30 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
OCT 04 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE
OCT 05 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
OCT 06 Brenton Skating Plaza Des Moines, IA
OCT 07 Monarch Music Hall Peoria, IL
OCT 10 Manchester Music Hall Lexington, KY
OCT 11 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
OCT 12 The Pageant St Louis, MO
OCT 13 The Rave / Eagles Club Milwaukee, WI
OCT 14 Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN
OCT 17 George’s Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, AR
OCT 18 New Daisy Theatre Memphis, TN
OCT 19 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
OCT 20 The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory Dallas, TX
OCT 21 Aztec Theatre San Antonio, TX
NOV 02 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
NOV 03 Jannus Live Saint Petersburg, FL
NOV 04 Mavericks Live Jacksonville, FL
NOV 07 Sony Hall New York, NY
NOV 08 Anthology Rochester, NY
NOV 09 Agora Theatre Cleveland, OH
NOV 10 Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY
NOV 11 Bardavon 1869 Opera House Poughkeepsie, NY
NOV 14 The Norva Norfolk, VA
NOV 15 Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
NOV 16 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
NOV 17 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
NOV 18 Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL
NOV 23 101X Indie Xmas Austin, TX
NOV 24 Revention Music Center Houston, TX

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