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Darius Rucker

Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
April 10, 2014

Darius Rucker
True Believers Tour
featuring Eli Young Band with Special Guest Corey Smith

Darius Rucker holds his microphone on stage with yellow spotlights raining down
Darius Rucker sings on stage in 2014 wearing jeans, a dark colored vest and a black baseball hat
Darius walks along the stage shaking hands with fans on the floor
SHOW DATE: Thursday, April 10, 2014 • 7:30pm

When former Hootie & the Blowfish front man turned country superstar Darius Rucker brought his True Believers tour to Morgantown in 2014, he was greeted by 5,000 enthusiastic fans who had spent the hours prior to the show tailgating in the Coliseum parking lot. 

Rucker opened his set with "Radio," his newest single at the time of the show, and then moved into his country hits, including "Alright" and "Come Back Song." 

He also entertained the audience with a story about his first performance in Morgantown when he was the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish, telling fans that the band had played "Time" in the middle of campus and only about five people stopped to listen. He also performed Hootie & the Blowfish favorites “Let Her Cry,” “Only Wanna Be With You” and “Hold My Hand."

Rucker invited opening acts Corey Smith and Eli Young Band to perform with him on the Hank Williams Jr hit "Family Tradition" before closing the show with his hugely popular version of "Wagon Wheel" and Prince's "Purple Rain."

Newspaper ad advertising the 2014 Darius Rucker True Believers Tour with Eli Young Band and Corey Smith April 10 at WVU Coliseum
Listen to the radio commercial promoting the show:
photo of the back of Darius Rucker taken from the pit showing fans recording the show on their phones
Corey Smith wearing dark glass sings and play guitar on stage in 2014
Corey Smith

Darius Rucker bathed in yellow light singing on stage
Members of the Eli Young Band perform on stage bathed in purple light
Members of Eli Young Band