Open Book

"An Open Book: An Evening With Justin Furstenfeld
of Blue October"

Promising to be raw, emotional and interactive, Justin Furstenfeld, vocalist/songwriter/ guitarist for the Platinum-selling rock band Blue October, will perform "An Open Book: An Evening With Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October" for a run of shows in September 2014. These shows, all presented in intimate settings, will consist of spoken word, a Q&A session, and an acoustic set of songs never before heard, as well as stripped down and softer versions of Blue October fan-favorites.

"I always look forward to the spoken word/solo shows," said Furstenfeld. "The fact that I'm sitting just a few feet away from the audience, that there are no rules as to what they ask me, or that I don't have boundaries on my answers, is what is exciting to me. I'm hoping that the evening will give everyone a chance to dig deep, connect, and explore the dark corners of why honesty, no matter how brutal, remains one of the most beautiful aspects of being human. Through poetry, music, and conversation, we heal. Why not do it together."

"An Open Book: An Evening With Justin Furstenfeld" will support the recent release of "Crazy Making," the expanded third edition of Furstenfeld's book of lyrics, hand-written notes and personal photographs. The book, featuring more than 80 new pages, includes all lyrics from Blue October's albums and EPs, from 1998's The Answers through to 2014's Sway. The new edition also includes some very personal insights into Furstenfeld's creative thought process through the past few albums, not published in previous editions. "Crazy Making" will be available at all of the "Open Book" shows, as well as Amazon.com and other online retail outlets.

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BIO

BLUE OCTOBER, the San Marcos, TX-based band known for shimmering rock songs and haunting lyrics on albums such as 2009’s Billboard Top 15 debut, Approaching Normal, 2011’s Billboard Top Ten debut Any Man In America and the Platinum-selling Foiled, makes a triumphant return with Sway (Up/Down Records), the band’s first album in two years.

With lush, atmospheric songs such as “Bleed Out,” “Angels In Everything” and “Fear,” and the edgy rocker “Put It In,” the Texas four-piece comes back strong with a revitalized energy and a positive outlook. As singer Justin Furstenfeld puts it: “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.”

The band began writing the album after coming off a series of tour dates in 2012. Drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld echoes his brother’s attitude. “, “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.”

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