Hootie & The Blowfish hadn't done a full-fledged tour together in well over a decade so when their manager, Clarence Spalding, suggested they hit the road, lead singer Darius Rucker had his doubts. The band recently wrapped up the Group Therapy Tour, their most successful to date, but as Darius tells us, he thought they were setting themselves up for failure. "We had a meeting to decide if we were gonna do it or not. It was with Clarence and we were all sitting around and I said in no uncertain terms that I just did not think this was gonna work (band laughs). In no uncertain terms. I made it perfectly (clear), cause I remeber what it was like when we stopped 15 years ago. We were playing 4,000, 5,000 seaters. I remember that, so I was like, 'I'll do it cause I said I'd do it but I don't get it,' and the day tickets went on sale I called Clarence and said, 'I'm sorry, you're right.' It was shocking to me that this is the biggest tour we've ever done, and there was a moment in our life where we were the biggest band in the world and this is the biggest tour we've ever done. That was crazy."

It's not over for Hootie & The Blowfish -- the group will release their first album in 14 years on November 1st. The project, called Imperfect Circle, features their brand new single, "Hold On," which was co-written by Chris Stapleton.

AUDIO: HOOTIE'S DARIUS RUCKER ON BEING SHOCKED BY SUCCESS OF TOUR