Most anticipated CD Release, Sway by Blue October

Posted: July 25, 2013 in Bands, Concerts, New Music, New Release, rock, Tour
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With less than a month away, I am having a hard time containing my excitement for what is my most anticipated album release. Their seventh studio album “Sway” by Blue October is set to release on August 20th and it is definitely one I have been anxiously waiting for.  I have been a long time lover of Blue October and their emotionally driven music that truly has a life of its own. Their music has been there for me in my darkest times as well as my most celebrated moments. They are like that true friend that is always there for you; whether it is to ride out the storms or admire the beauty of the rainbows.  You can’t call us fans of their music, because once you fall in love with their music, you become a family.  I can’t tell you how  many times I have heard from people about how Blue October changed their lives, helped them through their deepest struggles, kept them going and inspired them to be a better person.  I have my own personal stories of how Blue October helped me and you can read more about those in my previous posts.

For now, I want to make sure everyone knows about this new album. I have heard several of the songs, and I am in awe of how they can continue creating such wonderful works of art. This album truly represents such a wonderful time in their lives. Justin Furstenfeld has always written straight from the heart, whether it was hard times, struggles, divorce, pain, happiness. He truly reveals himself through his songs. This time is no different as Justin allows us to share in his beautiful world and positive outlook. He simply makes me want to be the best me that I can be.  As Justin states:  “This album is about why life is so beautiful. It’s about facing fears and recognizing miracles every day. It’s about enjoying yourself and realizing that life is not something you can half-ass.”   Justin’s brother, Jeremy has also said:  “The band is in a really great space now, everyone is healthy, happy, and doing well. That’s changed our point of view, and you can hear that new perspective on the album.”

It is almost as if we have all grown with Blue October, we have faced our fears, met challenges, survived hardships and we can all now try and enjoy our new life in a positive way. For those who are still suffering, we can be there to pick them up and help them along the way. One thing rings true with Blue October (fans) family, when one hurts we all want to help. We share in troubles, pain, good times, and more. Even if we are all the way across the country, we stay connected through Twitter or the Blue October Fan Community.


If you haven’t already got your pre-order in you can do so on their website and they have some incredible bundle packages available as well as a SWAY Pre-Order Contest where you might win a call from Justin.  You also still have time to be involved in their Pledge  campaign for the album and not only get the album but exclusive rewards like t-shirts, autographed CD/Vinyls, Lyric Lithographs and much more. Also as soon as you pledge, you can get an exclusive download of the song, “Bleed Out” from the new album.   Once you hear it, it is like feeding your soul everything that is beautiful. I can’t stop listening to it and am just so excited for the album. In addition, they will be setting out on a 45 major city plus international concert tour.  Check the list below and see when they are coming to a city near you.  Here is the amazing lyric video for their song, “Bleed Out“”


~ Enjoy, Marisol

Information & Links:

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 Sway Tour Dates:

21 Barnes & Noble, Dallas, TX – 12:30PM (in-store appearance/acoustic performance)
21 Barnes & Noble, Frisco, TX – 6:00PM (in-store appearance/acoustic performance
22 House of Blues, Sway Release Show at House of Blues, Dallas, TX
27 Barnes & Noble, Austin, TX – 7:00PM (in-store appearance/acoustic performance)
28 Barnes & Noble, San Antonio, TX – 6:00PM (in-store appearance/acoustic performance)

4 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
6 Jannus Landing, Tampa, FL
7 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
8 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
9 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
11 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
13 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
14 Irving Plaza, New York, NY
15 House of Blues, Boston, MA
17 Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA
18 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
19 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
20 St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
21 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
22 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
27 Stubb’s, Austin, TX

3 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
5 Knitting Factory Concert House, Boise, ID
6 Showbox At The Market, Seattle, WA
8 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
9 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
10 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
11 Talking Stick Resort and Casino, Scottsdale, AZ
12 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
13 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
15 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
18 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
22 The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
24 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
25 Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
26 The Rave, Milwaukee, WI

7 Ivestia Hall, Moscow, Russia
8 A2, St. Petersburg, Russia
9 Music Palace, Kiev, Ukraine
12 Backstage, Munich, Germany
13 Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany
14 Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
15 C Club, Berlin, Germany
16 Burgerhaus, Koln, Germany
17 Institute, Birmingham, UK
18 Academy, Manchester, UK
19 KOKO, London, UK
29 House of Blues, Houston, TX

7 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
8 VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s, Kansas City, MO

  1. Theresa Ilnicky says:

    I could not have said it any better! I feel in love since I heard their first album. I have always expressed my emotions with music and listen to every type, Blue October is the only band that has touched my inner soil and helped me deal with things I have never dealt with. After meeting them to find out how amazing they are on stage and personally, I have followed everything they do and continuously amazed at the thing they do. This band does not just talk they make an impact on society with change from web pages to congress. The first show I went with on other person since then then numbers of people joining me at every show are in the dozens. Thanking me for the invite because it truly is amazing to witness the performance. Thank you for reading my ramblings but your words are so true about the music and the release of the new album (which of course is amazing!).

    • Theresa You truly are part of the Blue Family!! Isn’t it amazing to find music that can express your soul and then you find out that the ones who are behind the music are just as sincere as you are. You truly said it perfectly when you said “they make an impact on society with change from web pages to congress”!! I hope you are dong well and so glad to have you as part of our Blue Family!!!

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