Blue October Pays Tribute To ‘Wild At Heart’ In “Spinning The Truth Around” Video

Justin Furstenfeld Featured in Action Film 'Section 8' w/ Mickey Rourke (9/23) + 2022 Tour

For their latest single “Spinning the Truth Around,” Blue October created a mini movie in the spirit of David Lynch’s Wild at Heart and Tony Scott’s True Romance.  “I love both of those  films because love is taken to the absolute limits,” says frontman Justin Furstenfeld, who stars in the video, directed by Zach Merck in the desert outside of Los Angeles.   “Most people don’t even believe romance exists anymore.”Blue October Pays Tribute To 'Wild At Heart' In &Quot;Spinning The Truth Around&Quot; Video, Yours Truly, News, April 22, 2024

Recorded throughout 2020 and ‘21 at Furstenfeld’s Up/Down Studios, Blue October’s eleventh album Spinning the Truth Around will be a double:  Part 1 will be out October 14 (Up/Down / Brando Records), followed by Part 2 in early 2023.

For that initial spark while writing the title song, Justin asked himself, “If Springsteen had to say goodbye to someone he really cared for, how would he do it?”  The feeling of the song, Justin says, is “like a sunset, bittersweet.  It’s beautiful when it’s shining.  Sad when it’s gone.  Just grateful that you got to be a part of it.“

Blue October is currently on a North American summer tour with The Goo Goo Dolls, followed by a headlining tour this fall.  Full tour dates are below, and tickets are on sale now at

Furstenfeld is thrilled to be making his feature film debut on September 23 as a villain in the action movie Section 8 (AMC+), alongside Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Dermont Mulroney and Ryan Kwaten.  Directed by Christian Sesma with an original screenplay by Chad Law (The Hit List, Black Water), Section 8 is the story of a former soldier who, after avenging the murder of his family, is sprung from prison and recruited by a shadowy government agency.   Read more at the Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.  Furstenfeld has also wrapped the film Lights Out, co-starring Frank Grillo, Mekhi Phifer, Scott Adkins and Dermot Mulroney.

Now celebrating 10 years of sobriety, Furstenfeld is the subject of the biographical documentary Get Back Up, with the mission of offering hope.  Award-winning filmmaker Norry Niven documented Justin’s journey for a decade,  A story of survival and reinvention, Justin became a light for those in need.  Get Back Up is streaming now on Amazon Prime and iTunes, and check out the trailer.

Formed in 1995, Blue October has amassed over a billion streams, and has charted 16 hits over 10 albums.  Watch “Spinning the Truth Around” video below:


  • August 3  Huber Heights, OH  Rose Music Center at the Heights
  • August 4  Chicago, IL  Huntington Bank Pavilion
  • August 5  Indianapolis, IN  TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
  • August 7  Sterling Heights, MI  Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
  • August 8  Toronto, CAN Budweiser Stage
  • August 10  Cleveland, OH  Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
  • August 12  Bridgeport, CT  Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
  • August 13  Holmdel, NJ  PNC Bank Arts Center
  • August 14  Gilford, NH  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
  • August 16  Boston, MA  Leader Bank Pavilion
  • August 17  Vienna, VA  Filene Center at Wolf Trap
  • August 19  Saratoga Springs, NY  Saratoga PAC
  • August 20  Wantagh, NY  Jones Beach
  • August 21  Philadelphia, PA  The Mann Center
  • August 23  Raleigh, NC  Red Hat Amphitheater
  • August 24  Jacksonville, FL  Daily’s Place Amphitheater
  • August 26  Charlotte, NC  Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • August 27  Nashville, TN  Ascend Amphitheater
  • August 28  Atlanta, GA  Chastain Park
  • August 30  Sugar Land, TX  Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
  • August 31  Irving, TX  Irving Music Factory
  • September 2  Los Angeles, CA  Greek Theatre
  • September 3  Santa Barbara, CA  Santa Barbara Bowl
  • September 4  Sanford, CA  Frost Amphitheater
  • September 12  Waite Park, MN  The Ledge Amphitheater
  • September 13  Grand Rapids, IA  McGrath Amphitheatre
  • September 17  Oklahoma City, OK  The Zoo Amphitheatre
  • September 18  Rogers, AR  Walmart AMP
  • September 20  Doswell, VA  Meadow Event Park
  • September 21  Toledo OH  Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
  • September 22  Pittsburgh, PA  Stage AE
  • September 24  Buffalo, NY  KeyBank Center



  • October 22 Austin, TX Stubbs
  • October 23  Beaumont, TX  The Jefferson Theatre
  • October 25  El Paso, TX  The Plaza Theatre
  • October 27 Midland, TX
  • October 28  Albuquerque, NM  Kimo Theatre
  • October 29  Phoenix, AZ  Van Buren
  • October 30  San Diego, CA  Magnolia
  • November 2  Bakersfield, CA  Fox Theatre
  • November 16  Milwaukee, WI  The Rave
  • November 25  Portland, ME  Westbrook PAC
  • November 26  Wilkes-Barre, PA  F.M. Kirby Center
  • November 30  Norfolk, VA  The Norva
  • December 2  Charlotte, NC  The Fillmore
  • December 3  Myrtle Beach, SC  House of Blues
  • December 7  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Parker Playhouse
  • December 8  Tampa, FL  Jannus Landing
  • December 9  Orlando, FL House of Blues
  • December 10  New Orleans, LA  The Fillmore
  • December 17  San Antonio, TX  Tech Port

More dates to be announced.

Ticket information can be found here.

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