- $24 for two tickets to Blue October (up to $68 value)
- When: Wednesday, November 12, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Fillmore Silver Spring
- General-admission standing
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- The reason for the tour, other than inspiring audiences to put their hands in the air: the continued support of Blue October’s optimistic seventh album, Sway
- How Blue October frontman Justin Furstenfeld described his technique to Guitar World: “I don’t do a lot of solos, but I’m the feedback master. It’s like surfing. I put these two old 1970s Ampeg bass amp combos next to each other and stand in front of them and play.”
- The inspiration for Sway’s more upbeat tone: Furstenfeld getting sober and finding new happiness in family life
- Earlier Blue October hits that balance pathos and rock: “Into The Ocean,” “Hate Me,” “Calling You”
- Opening act: Harvard of The South, which consists of Furstenfeld, his brother Jeremy, and Matt Noveskey, both of whom are also in Blue October
- Who else rounds out Harvard of the South: multi-instrumentalist Steve Schlitz
The Fillmore Silver Spring
Overhung with glittering chandeliers and surrounded by billowing red curtains, The Fillmore Silver Spring's main room easily holds elegant concerts and thrashing dance parties alike on its hardwood floor. Balconies equipped with tables and chairs allow VIP seclusion and elevated sight lines of onstage antics.