Bowling For Soup is 18 years old this week and what better way to commemorate such an achievement than packing up the full-band and heading back to the UK, for what will be their 30th visit.
Having just completed a busy spring of touring the Middle East (entertaining the troops), a widely successful UK acoustic tour, and a tour of the North Eastern United States, BFS are delighted to announce a 15-date blitz of the UK. Support comes in the form of American counterparts The Dollyrots and Patent Pending… This is the ‘One Big Happy Tour’.
Fans will be able to treat their ears to a brand new song, T.G.I.S (Thank God It’s Summer) which is featured on the Crappy Records, Have A Crappy Summer compilation.
Ahead of the tour, BFS will release a new album on their Queso Records label, entitled, One Big Happy. The album features BFS, The Dollyrots and Patent Pending. They will all take on a track belonging to each of the other bands as well as adding a brand new song of their own to the mix. The album will be closed with a Jaret Reddick (BFS) and Kelly Ogden (The Dollyrots) duet.
18 years after frontman Jaret Reddick started a humble little rock band in Denton, Texas, there is no sign of BFS letting-up. They remain as busy and creative as ever, with plans for the future, not least a potential live DVD capturing the fun and frolics of an acoustic show in Glasgow.
Sharp-eyed BFS fans will be quick to notice the lack of a London date on ‘The One Big Happy Tour’ and this grey cloud comes with an enormous silver lining as, BFS are beyond excited to be a part of the Warped Tour’s return to the UK at Alexandra Palace, London, November 10th, 2012. So Londoners make a day of it and witness a taste of the legendary tour on home soil.
ONE BIG HAPPY TOUR DATES: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/bowling-for-soup-tickets
14 Oct – O2 Academy – Newcastle
15 Oct – O2 ABC – Glasgow
16 Oct – O2 Academy Liverpool
17 Oct – Mandella Hall – Belfast
18 Oct – The Academy – Dublin
19 Oct – O2 Academy – Leeds
20 Oct – Manchester Academy – Manchester
21 Oct – Picturedrome – Holmfirth
22 Oct – 53 Degrees – Preston
23 Oct – UEA – Norwich
24 Oct – O2 Academy – Birmingham
25 Oct – Rock City – Nottingham
26 Oct – O2 Academy – Bristol
27 Oct – O2 Academy – Oxford
28 Oct – Corn Exchange – Cambridge
10 Nov – Alexandra Palace – London – WARPED TOUR UK