Album News, Tour Dates, Video — May 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

The Ocean Blue completes new album, sets handful of U.S. concerts this summer

The Ocean Blue has completed recording its first new album in six years — due out sometime later this year — and has announced a handful of concerts across the country this summer to be followed by what, at the moment, remains a standalone Detroit show in November.

The band posted on its website about the follow-up to 2013’s Ultramarine: “We’ve finished a new record, and can’t wait to share it with you in person, on vinyl, and on compact disc in 2019!”

So far, the band has announced a near-hometown show in Lancaster, Penn., to be followed by dates in Brooklyn, Seattle, Portland, Ore. and Minneapolis in June and July, and the Detroit gig on Nov. 1. See those full dates below. Ticket information is available at the band’s website.

The Ocean Blue released four major-label records between 1989 and 1996, with the band’s self-titled debut spawning the modern-rock radio hit “Between Something and Nothing.” The group released Davy Jones’ Locker on an independent label in 1999, and followed that in 2004 with the Waterworks EP — later expanded into a full album — and the comeback Ultramarine in 2013.

The band last year released a new song “Therein Lies The Problem With My Life” on a label compilation that you can hear below. It’s not clear whether the track will appear on the new album.

See The Ocean Blue’s tour dates below as well.



The Ocean Blue tour dates

June 22: Tellus 360, Lancaster, PA
June 23: Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
June 27: The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
June 28: Holoscene, Portland, OR
July 26: Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 1: The Magic Bag, Detroit, MI





  1. The Ocean Blue is one of my all-time favorites. Looking forward to new material. They are an exceptional live act as well.

  2. Saw Ocean Blue WAY back in the day…Believe it was The Bayou in Georgetown? Played a bang up cover of There Is A Light That Never Goes Out. My Smiths tribute is playing Tellus the week before (June 14th) and I’m coming back the next week for the OB show. Would LOVE to sing the Smiths with them if they still cover’em!

  3. Todd Ramirez

    I don’t think they have ever played in the Denver Boulder area. Would love to see them.

  4. I accidentally saw these guys when they were first starting out. I saw a bunch of cool people going into a bar in Virginia Beach so I went there, too. Ocean Blue was playing a concert there. I bought their album right after and have been a fan ever since.

  5. Timing is everything…wish these guys had started in 1982 instead of ’89.

  6. Should have played Denver.

  7. wow. had enough of pro tools? sounds like a food processor made this “recording” didn’t you own your own studio at one point? what the hell. Are you selling Chumming gum? We expected a lot more.

  8. What the fuck are you talking about?

  9. An extraordinary band. So happy to have them back. They are so amazing to see live.

  10. I remember their debut album and had it on vinyl. I think I may still have it on vinyl somewhere.

    But I lost track of them after that, although I think they opened for 10,000 Maniacs at a show I was unable to get to back in the day

  11. Gregor Kandler

    Miami is waiting for you guys

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