Spoken word and song
Blue October's Justin Furstenfeld is a captivating live performer, a gifted and complex songwriter who has poured into his songs intimate details of his many personal battles. While he unabashedly wears his heart on his sleeve, his tribulations have provided a unique link to fans who share similar personal challenges. Over the past year, Justin has worked diligently to change the course of his life, becoming substance-free and healthy. Now he has announced plans for a solo tour, "An Open Book: An Evening With Justin Furstenfeld Of Blue October," to promote the release of the latest edition of his book of lyrics and writings, "Crazy Making." The show will consist of spoken word, rounded off with a question-and-answer session, and will also include an acoustic set of songs never before heard and intimate versions of favorites. The evening will focus on breaking down the walls of artist and audience and will provide fans the most access to Justin ever. "I always look forward to the spoken word/solo shows," says Justin. "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."