07/21/2017 11:27 AM
An Evening with
of Blue October
at the Laredo Energy Arena
Tuesday, September 26
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 21, 2017
LAREDO, TX – Frontman Justin Furstenfeld of Alternative Rock band Blue October will do a solo acoustic performance off the album Open Book on Tuesday, September 26 at the Laredo Energy Arena’s Club Annex.
“Justin Furstenfeld will perform with only a Guild acoustic guitar and his voice,” said Xavier Villalon, General Manager of the SMG - Managed Laredo Energy Arena. “This solo acoustic performance will feature all the songs from previous releases by the band Blue October and The Last Wish.”
Prices: $35 | $25
(Facility Fee Included)
Tickets Available at the LEA Box Office, Ticketmaster.com
or charge by phone at 800-745-300
Furstenfeld grew up listening to hip-hop, rock, country and dance. He idolized artists like Idaho, Marvin Gaye, The Smiths, Peter Gabriel, Red House Painters, The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Bahaus and Pink Floyd.
He formed the band The Last Wish at the age of 13 during his high school years at Houston’s prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He has written over 500 songs influenced by Michael Stipe, The Cure, The Smiths, The Pixies, Peter Gabriel, Idaho, Elliot Smith, Blue Miller, George Winston, Jean-Michel Basquiat and U2.
Furstenfeld toured with Twilight series author Stephanie Meyer in a sold out 4-city book/concert tour. He is also a painter which he’s produced the artworks for two of Blue October albums, t-shirts and posters.
Formed in 1995, Blue October is an American alternative rock band from Houston, Texas that consists of Justin Furstenfeld (lead vocals, guitar), Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums, percussion), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin/viola, mandolin, piano, backing vocals), Matthew Ostrander (lead guitar), and Matt Noveskey (bass guitar, backing vocals).
The band created ten Top 40 singles over their past seven studio albums and is best known for their platinum singles “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean” from their 2006 platinum album Foiled.
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