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Blue October

  • Blue October's fifth album will be released in 2009 and its called Approaching Normal.
  • On November 14, 2006 Blue October opened for the Rolling Stones in Boise, Idaho.
  • In August of 2007, one of Blue October's biggest hits of 2003, Calling You, was added back on pop/rock charts due to the even popular growth of the hits Hate Me and Into The Ocean.
  • Blue October singles:
  1. "Breakfast After 10"
  2. "HRSA"
  3. "James"
  4. "Calling You"
  5. "Hate Me"
  6. "Into the Ocean"
  7. "She's My Ride Home"
  • Blue October discography:
  1. The Answers-1998
  2. Consent to Treatment-2000
  3. History for Sale-2003
  4. Foiled-2005
  5. Approaching Normal-2009
  • She's My Ride Home became the third single off Foiled and was added in May 2007.
  • The bands first album The Answers sold 5,000 copies.
  • Their album Foiled was certified Platinum in Canada and in the United States.
  • Their song Drilled a Wire Through My Face was on the Saw 3 soundtrack.
  • Blue October has been with four different record companies: RoDan, Entertainment/Scoop, Brando Records, and they are currently Universal Records.
  • The peak position for Hate Me on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks was #2.
  • Due to the growth of Calling You, Universal Records decided to re-sign the group.
  • The group signed up for Brando Records in 2003 to make the album History For Sale after being dropped from Universal three years earlier.
  • After their release of Consent To Treatment, without much fanfare with rock radio, Universal Records (the company who created the album) dropped them.
  • For a short time, bassist Matt Noveskey left the band but returned on time before the recording of Foiled.
  • Without any airplay and being off the road for more than a year, Blue October booked a fall 2005 tour and went across the mid-west states to prove their audience was getting stronger.
  • In the United Kingdom, there is an electro-pop synthesized band that shares the name Blue October.
  • Their first live TV performance was on an early morning news program on a local ABC affiliate in 1998.
  • The music from Blue October is inspired by bands such as Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Flaming Lips, U2, The Cure, The Smiths, and Coldplay.
  • Story behind Hate Me: the song is actually focused about Furstenfeld's mother dying but also about his girlfriend leaving him.
  • On the full version of the song Hate Me, in the beginning and the end, you'll hear a group of girls singing the lyrics to Calling You. At the end, a girl yells "Justin," the lead singer's first name.
  • Although as a member of Blue October, Julian Mandrake is temporarily covering Justin Furstenfeld's guitar parts as his leg was injured.
  • The music video to Hate Me was aired on VH1's V-Spot Top 20 Countdown and peaked at #12 on the week ending May 5, 2006.
  • Lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Furstenfeld states that music makes him stay away from problems that he faces ever since he had taken therapy at the age of 14 years.
  • Their fourth album Argue With A Tree was released in 2004.
  • History For Sale was their third album released in 2003 which features the songs "Calling You" and Razor Blade.
  • Their second album Consent To Treatment was released in 2000.
  • On July 17th, Into The Ocean, their second single from Foiled, hit radio stations around the US.
  • Blue October's first album, The Answers, was released in 1998.
  • Blue October's 4th cd, Foiled, was released March 14th, 2006.
  • "Hate Me" became their biggest hit so far which impacted rock, and also top 40, adult alternative, and hot adult contemporary stations around the country.
  • The second song to be aired on the radio by Blue October was Razor Blade but didn't grew since it was played on only one station.
  • Calling You was featured on the soundtrack to American Wedding.
  • The first song to be played by Blue October on the radio was Calling You back in early spring 2003. It picked up mainly in Houston and Dallas radio but also most of the Texas cities and a few stations in surrounding states.
  •  The band's name comes from a month the lead singer Justin Furstenfeld spent in a mental institution. It also is referenced in Justin's solo nickname - 5591

Adult Hits

Calling You
Hate Me
Into The Ocean


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