Long love the nostalgia!
On Monday (March 11), Reel Big Fish and Bowling for Soup announced plans to embark on a massive tour later this year. The co-headlining excursion will find the two bands performing at venues across the United States during the summer months.
The 19-stop outing will include shows in Orlando, Atlanta, Silver Springs, Portland, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and more during the months of June, July, and August. The newly announced tour will begin on June 19 at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale and conclude a month and a half later on Aug. 3 at the Ogden Theatre in Denver.
In a surprising twist, this is the first time the two bands have ever toured together.
“There are those bands with which the fans tell you ‘you should tour with them.’ Often times, you make friends with those bands, and you always say to one another, ‘we GOTTA tour together,’” Bowling for Soup vocalist/guitarist Jaret Reddick said in a press statement.
“Well, both those things have been happening for years, and this summer, while on the final cross-country Vans Warped Tour, Aaron from Reel Big Fish and I decided we were going to make it happen! And we did! I could NOT be more excited for this summer! Two of the most fun bands on the planet together at last! People will have sore faces from smiling after this one!”
“We’re still doing that tour? I thought I pulled the plug on that terrible idea a long time ago!” Reel Big Fish frontman Aaron Barrett adds.
Nerf Herder and MEST were announced as the supporting acts for the upcoming tour. Nerf Herder will open during the first half of the trip while MEST will take over the role during the second half.
Bowling for Soup is offering VIP packages for this upcoming, co-headlining jaunt. The package includes a show ticket, priority entry to the gig, an acoustic performance by Reddick and bassist Rob Felicetti, a meet-and-greet session with photo, and an exclusive autographed poster.
VIP packages go on sale this Tuesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. local time on Bowling for Soup’s website.
General ticket sales begin this Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. local time on both band’s websites.
Bowling for Soup’s last studio album was 2016’s Drunk Dynasty, though they did recently release a live album/DVD titled Older, Fatter, Still the Greatest Ever: Live From Brixton.
As for their co-headliners Reel Big Fish, the group recently released their ninth studio album, Life Sucks… Let’s Dance!
The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found below.
BOWLING FOR SOUP / REEL BIG FISH SUMMER 2019 TOUR:
June 19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution*
June 20 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live*
June 21 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues*
June 22 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amp*
June 23 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre*
June 25 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore*
June 27 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater*
June 28 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium*
June 29 – Portland, ME – Aura*
July 21 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox^
July 22 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom^
July 24 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino^
July 25 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre^
July 26 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues^
July 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl^
July 30 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee^
Aug. 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot^
Aug. 2 – Ft. Collins, CO – Mishawaka Amp^
Aug. 3 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre^
* with Nerf Herder
^ with MEST