Blue October
Blue October

Blue October

About Blue October

At age 13, Justin Furstenfeld started his first band, The Last Wish, whose song “Black Orchid” later appeared on Blue October’s debut album, The Answers.

∙ In 1998, Kid Rock’s manager discovered Blue October while they were performing at a restaurant in Houston.
∙ Six of the band’s albums have reached the Top 40 in the US, including 2006’s Foiled, which went Platinum.
∙ They’ve had 15 Top 40 singles, including the Platinum-selling “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean.”
∙ The band’s fifth studio album, Approaching Normal, was helmed by Grammy Award-winning producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Killers, The Rolling Stones).
∙ Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight novels, has credited Blue October with inspiring her work.
∙ In 2020, Blue October released Get Back Up, a documentary about Furstenfeld’s struggles with mental illness and substance abuse.

  • ORIGIN
    Houston, TX
  • FORMED
    1995

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