Blue October Announce New Album and Tour
... Petersburg, Russia 11/9 Music Palace, Kiev, Ukraine 11/12 Backstage, Munich, Germany 11/13 Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany 11/14 Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany 11/15 C Club, Berlin, Germany 11/16 Burgerhaus, Koln, Germany 11/17 Institute, Birmingham, UK 11/18 Academy, Manchester, UK 11/19 KOKO, London, UK 12/7 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO 12/8 VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's, Kansas City, MO Blue October
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Quick Hits: The Replacements, Rock For Oklahoma, Brandon Boyd, Bono, Sasquatch! Festival, Blue October, Polaris Music Prize
... "Working Class Hero." More information can be found at www.one.org/protestsongs.The Sasquatch! Festival has announced that it plans to expand to two weekends in 2014. Sasquatch! will take place May 23-25 and July 4-6 at The Gorge in George, WA. There will be completely different lineups for both weekends.Rockers Blue October
will release their seventh studio album, Sway, on August 20. The band kicks off an extensive 2013 tour on September 4 in New Orleans, which will take them to Russia, the Ukraine, Germany and the UK in November.The nominees for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize have been announced, honoring the best Canadian Album of the Year. Among the 40 acts up for the award are Tegan & Sara for Heartthrob, Metric for last year's Synthetica and AC Newman of The New Pornographers for Shut Down The Streets. The short list of nominees will be revealed on July 16, with the winner announced on September 23. Quick Hits: The Replacements, Rock For Oklahoma, Brandon Boyd, Bono, Sasquatch! Festival, Blue October
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New Blue October Song
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has released a new single, entitled 'Bleed Out'. The song is taken from their upcoming album, Sway, which is set to be released August 20.You can check the song here: http://www.thebuzz.com/pages/donjantzen.html?feed=327040&article;=11384516 StumbleTwitter New Blue October
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Blue October (1995-)
Justin Furstenfeld (vocals)
Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums)
Ryan Delahoussaye (keyboards)
Matt Noveskey (bass)
C.B. Hudson (guitar)
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Blue October is an alternative rock band that came from Houston, Texas. The band's name was inspired by a stay in a hospital that lead vocalist Justin Furstenfeld had to make. Furstenfeld suffered from bipolar disorder for most of his life, saying that "I'm not a danger to myself (anymore)."
While Furstenfeld was growing up, he enjoyed listening to Hip-Hop, Rock, Country, and Dance. His favorite artists included Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Red House Painters, and Marvin Gaye. His first musical memory was Roy Orbison's song "Crying
Furstenfeld is not only a musician, but also an artist. His artwork appears as the cover for his albums The Answers and History For Sale.
Furstenfeld has a daughter named Blue, who was born in 2007. Some of the songs from the album Approaching Normal were dedicated to her.
Furstenfeld is the brother of Blue October drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld.
While he was attending Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arst, Justin Furstenfeld played in the band My Last Wish from the time he was 13 years old until 1995.
According to a VH1 aticle about the band, the single "Into The Ocean
" has helped people who were contemplating suicide. Justin had a response, "If I have saved others, I don't know what to say, but if I can do that for them, why... can't I do that for myself?" (thanks, Landon - Winchester, OH, for all above)
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