Starting Fires Tour

July 19, 2023 by Todd Markel  
Grammy-winning country music artist Darius Rucker is bringing his Starting Fires Tour to Irvine’s FivePoint Amphitheatre and Rucker is sure to captivate the crowd with his signature blend of heartfelt ballads and foot-stomping anthems.

While many know Rucker as the former front-man of Hootie & the Blowfish, his solo career has taken off with chart-topping hits like “Wagon Wheel,” “Alright,” and “If I Told You.”

Known for his soulful baritone voice and enchanting stage presence, Rucker effortlessly connects with his audience, making each performance an intimate and unforgettable experience.
Since entering country music in 2008, he has scored nine number-one singles on the Billboard country music chart. It was recently announced that in 2024, Rucker will be the recipient of a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, joining only a handful of country artists who have been honored with a star. In 2019, Rucker reunited with his Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates for a successful tour and has been busy ever since. In 2021, he lent his soulful touch to a charity tribute album, “The Metallica Blacklist,” with his poignant cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.”
Recently, Rucker dropped “Fires Don’t Start Themselves,” a single off his forthcoming album – his first in six years. Titled “Carolyn’s Boy” in honor of his late mother Carolyn, Rucker said in a recent interview, “At the end of the day, I’m really still just Carolyn’s Boy.” He continued, “I wanted to name the record ‘Carolyn’s Boy’ because Mom never got to see any of my success. She died before any of this happened, so it’s just another homage to the greatest woman I’ve ever known.” Rucker’s mother passed away in 1992, before the massive success of Hootie & the Blowfish erupted.

Kicking things off on the tour will be a wave of infectious energy courtesy of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, an indie folk-rock band whose irresistible sound blends heartfelt storytelling with soaring melodies. With their compelling lyrics and tight harmonies, the band has built a devoted following, and their live performances are nothing short of captivating. Holcomb’s honest and introspective songwriting strikes a chord with fans around the world, and their dynamic stage presence will have you on your feet and singing along in no time.
The combination of Rucker’s iconic country sound and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors’ engaging folk-rock vibe promises to deliver a night of musical excellence that will leave you yearning for more.

Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and experience the ultimate night of country and rock at FivePoint Amphitheatre with Darius Rucker and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors on August 18th.
You can also catch them nearby on August 23rd at The Greek in LA, August 25th at Gallagher Square at Petco Park in San Diego, and August 26th Yaamava’ Resort & Casino in Highland.



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