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Discover Blue October

Blue October

By now, I’m sure nearly everyone has heard about Stephenie Meyer‘s big upcoming tour with Justin Furstenfeld, the lead singer from the band Blue October. Something like this has never happened before: a worldwide bestselling author visiting cities with the head of a rock band. But as we all know, Stephenie is not the norm, and she’s very good at things that have ‘never happened before’ πŸ˜€ .

I’ve noticed, though, that loads of Twilighters are in the dark as to who this group is, even though the majority is familiar with their music because Steph is a fan and lists them on her site. I thought it would thus be a good idea to give those in the dark a little sample music from Blue October, starting with their most popular song to date: Into The Ocean.


It’s actually one of the most interesting songs I’ve heard. I will admit that though Blue October is not my favorite band, I was struck by how well they were able to compose music when I first heard this song. It especially captures an underwater feeling unlike any regular song.

Their other hit, which you’ve probably heard, is called Hate Me, and goes back to their more solid rock influences. This one especially stands out, since Stephenie herself chose it as an alternate song on her Playlist for New Moon:


Now the thing to remember is that although he is part of the band Blue October, Justin Furstenfeld will be the only member touring with Stephenie. Also, according to Stephenie’s website, there is some consolation for those (like me) who cannot make it: they are planning to broadcast via internet at least one of the shows. More info on the tour is on Stephenie’s website.

I’m interested in anyone’s opinions on Blue October’s music and Justin going on tour with Stephenie. Do you think they’ll work well together?

Everyone begin placing your bets on how long those tickets will be available. I’m aiming for 3 hours πŸ˜‰



89 Responses

  1. I think I am the only Twilighter that liked Blue October before SM announced this. I heard them on Pandora, and their wonderful music helped me get through long hours of bedrest thanks to a very annoying back problem.

  2. I liked Blue October before I discovered the Twilight Series, and they’re one of my favorite bands, the lyrics are just amazing.
    I love “18th Floor Balcony”, “Calling You” (Best Song in the world), and “Sound of Pulling Heaven Down” (2nd Best Song in the World).

  3. Well I’ll admit, I hadn’t really heard much about Blue October before it was posted about the tour. But that song Hate Me I totally LOVE, so I’m not so worried.
    I hope that song ends up somewhere in the twilightverse.

  4. I’m guessing 15-30 minutes. πŸ˜€ You have to have more faith in the hardcore Twilighter/Blue October fans than that! Unless I’m totally wrong XD

    Your site is amazing!! Whenever I really need to cheer up or I just want to hear an insightful person (that just happens to be a male) talk about why people love Edward, I come here.

    Thank you for making this site! And for allowing girls! πŸ˜€

  5. Blue October is my FAVORITE band, ever. And it just so happens that Meyer is my favorite author, ever.

    =] this news made me soo happy. Blue October inspires so much of my art pieces, their lyrics, and songs are so amazing. Same with Stephenie. Her stories, like Twilight and The Host gives me ideas for my art pieces- paintings, prints…and whenever I draw them out, I always listen to Blue October to keep me in the mood =]

  6. I’m not a big fan of Blue October. I like their older stuff though. Muse, Brand New, and Linkin Park are wayyy more amazing. Just so you know. And by the way, WILL YOU MARRY ME??? Haha you get that a lot I bet. But seriously. You’re reading Twilight, you’re an author, AND you like playing music! You are just plain AMAZING. I just wanted you to know that. Keep posting! πŸ˜‰

  7. Now I know this band just because of this tour LOL…..

    But I’ve just listened to Hate Me and it’s not that bad. I think I’ll download it ))

  8. I like Blue October. They are not my favorite band, but I like them.
    And I would sit through 6 hours of their music to meet Stephenie, no prob. So a couple hours of music and Q&A with Justin and Steph should be pretty damn cool.
    My friends and I are making the 8-hour journey to Chicago for this and sitting online refreshing the page to order tickets for an hour. lol Cuz I’m guessing they will not be around all that long.

    P.S. I love reading your blog ^_^ It makes me so happy on the inside.

  9. My advice to you is to pick up History for Sale. To me, it’s a lot better than Foil.

    My husband and I discovered Blue October back in November 2003. They were touring with Default and Lacuna Coil (if you don’t know those bands, get thee to a record store). It was our fourth date, and we both fell in love with the songs. “Calling You” is still one of our songs to this day.

  10. I’m a fan of Blue October and that makes me wicked excited about this. I’m going to try and get tickets to the NYC show. I’m not sure how the concert/booksigning will go, but I can’t wait to see.

  11. I was jumping out of my seat when I heard the MTV announcement about the four concert singings. And then again when I saw more details on Stephenie’s site. πŸ™‚

    I am definitely planning on driving six hours to New York City for this.

    As far as tickets go, I have the date and time carved in my memory and will jump right on it as soon as they go on sale. Since, I am willing to bet that three hours (or even less) is a good estimate.

  12. I discovered Blue October because of Stephenie’s playlist. I lovee the banddd. You should here “Calling You” by them and “18th Floor Balcony” they’re amazing. especially the latter. ythe lyrics are so sweet.
    When I found out that he was going along with Stephenie for the tour, I called my best friend squeling “OH my God! Oh my God! Blue October is touring with Stephenie”. we checked for the listings, but she wasn’t going to be in the US and I was coming to NYC august 3rd and she was going to be there the 1st. That was the only show I was going to be able to make. πŸ™ anyway, long story short, I’m dying to go to one of those tours and think it’s amazing blue october gets more publicity cuz they rock!

  13. I have loved Blue October for 1 year and my favorite song by them is Into The Ocean. I am SO totaly going to try and get tickets to Stephenie and Justin Furstenfeld book signing! It will be SO awesome!!! I’m sorry that you wont be able to make it. πŸ™ I’m saying 1 hour. The fans will be counting down to the second untill the tickets come on sale. I know I will. πŸ™‚ It is to bad that you can only bring 1 book to have signed. If I get tickets it will be my first S.M. book signing. I know its sad that I’m a fan and have never been to one of her signings. Good luck to everyone on getting tickets. Post if you get a ticket. I’d like to see how many people get tickets.

    Stevie was here

  14. i actually knew them before twilight and i totally love them –not as much as i love LINKIN PARK but no band can ever measure up to them in my eyes….anyway Blue October is a pretty chill band and i know the lyrics to almost all of their songs you should listen to 18 floor balcony its pretty awesome.

  15. My guess is that all the tickets will be sold out in the first hour or so, but then you can find them popping up on ebay for outrageous prices. I think that there are going to be a lot of angry Twilight fans when they find out that all the tickets are sold out. Unfortuately i can’t make it to ANY of them (it sucks, i know) but i think that the tickets would make an awsome birthday present.

    If I still can, gimme the CD.

    P.S. Thanks for putting up the clips from Blue October. After listening to them I immediately went out and bought as many of their songs that I could find. They are now one of my favorite bands.

  16. I was at a TwilightMOMS get together yesterday and learned that there are only about a thousand tickets for the Chicago event. The theater said they’ve already had people asking if they could camp out overnight for tickets! I bet we’ll be lucky if the tickets last for 30 minutes!

  17. I was actually a fan of Blue October way before I ever heard of Twilight. I really, really want to go, but seeing as I live in Virginia and the closest place is six hours away in NY, I’m probably going to be stuck at home. πŸ™
    Hate Me and Into the Ocean are probably my favorites by them, but some other goods songs are 18th Floor Balcony, Sound of Pulling Heaven Down, and Clumsy Cardhouse.

  18. I found out about Blue October about three or four years ago when this guy who really liked me (his name was Arthur) told me that everytime he heard Blue October’s song “A Quiet Mind”, he thought of me. It was the sweetest thing I ever heard and it became one of my favorite songs. They really are a great band.

  19. I think it’s great that she’s doing this, she’s obviously strongly entertwined books and music in the past, and I like Blue October. Now, we just need to get Muse or Linkin Park in with Midnight Sun or The Host II…that would be great.

  20. I think it’s great that she’s doing this, she’s obviously strongly entertwined books and music in the past, and I like Blue October. Now, we just need to get Muse or Linkin Park in with Midnight Sun or The Host II…that would be great!

  21. Blue October is completely awesome! The song “Sound of pulling heaven down” is on Stephenie’s playlist for New Moon and it is my favorite song. I love it! They are only popular for “Hate me” and “Into the Ocean” but this song is the best. They are the dream team paired with Stephenie.

  22. hmm, Kaleb.. taking peeks at stephenie meyer’s playlists will spoil the books! I know you must be curious (i mean -it’s for research) but you must contain yourself. πŸ˜€

  23. Blue October’s OK, but eveyone has forgotten about MUSE!!! (The band Stephenie said inspired her the most for the books!)

    Yeah, just wanted to point that out.

  24. omg.
    i love blue october. the way they portray emotions in their music is unbelievable.
    its the type of music you can just sway to. btw if you havent heard 2 a.m. and love sick or calling you, you should totally just listen to them.

  25. another song that represents edward and bella is you make me smile by blue october… here are some lyrics

    There’s some kind of light at the end
    Stoned, forgetful, and then
    I’m drinking what used to be sin
    And touching the edge of her skin

    And could you be the one that’s not afraid
    To look me in the eyes
    I swear I would collapse
    If I would tell how I think you fell
    From the sky

    blue october pwns

  26. Blue October is definitely an inspirational band. They’re my writer’s block band. I really like the fact that Justin writes about actual experiences in his life. Like how Hate Me is about his mother and how she still loved him even after his drug use and other behavior that had him hating himself. I also do think he and Stephanie will work well together, they are both amazing writers and really creative.

  27. I’ve come to the realization that I probably won’t ever like Blue October as a band. I do enjoy their lyrical brilliance but the singing is just not my forte. That said, I will be at the L.A tour where I hope to learn that Justin will be doing more scoring for the movie and less singing. That would be a welcomed outcome for sure.

    Aaand, 1800 seats at UCLA= 30 mins. Put me down for $50 πŸ˜‰

  28. Interestingly, I found out about Stephenie and the Twilight series through Blue October. I love their music, and Justin is a genius. Check out their older albums too. From Foiled, my faves are She’s My Ride Home, Congratulations, Into the Ocean, X Amount of Words and 18th Floor Balcony. Oh, and did I mention I’m 38?

  29. I have listened to Blue October for about 6 years. I love them more than any other band that I've EVER listned to. Justin has been through so much in his lifetime, and eventually came out on top. I just saw them in concert this past weekend, in Austin, and their show was amazing. he puts everything into his music. For those of you that claim to not know them, YOU'RE REALLY missing out. There's not one song that they play that I don't love. Into the ocean was actually said to help a ton of people contemplating suicide. There's more to them than you may think. I suggest you look into them; you won't regret it.

  30. (a little late here) actually, Calling You was in the album before Into the Ocean and Hate Me.

  31. (a little late here) actually, Calling You was in the album before Into the Ocean and Hate Me.

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