The band are also releasing a live DVD in December.
The world of Bowling For Soup is a tremendously busy and exciting place to be right now. Texas’s favourite pop punk export have lots of news to share with their legions of UK fans, kicking off with a huge festival announcement! Sixteen years after their last appearance in 2003, Bowling For Soup are returning to Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2019! BFS will appear at Reading on the Friday and Leeds on the Sunday, where the main stage headliners for the day will be The 1975. Here’s Jaret Reddick’s thoughts on returning to Reading and Leeds for the first time in so long:
“Back to where it all began for us in the U.K. I’ll never forget driving up to that festival and wondering “how the heck I ended up in this place.” The tent was packed. People recognized us watching Slipknot and Blink 182…it was the beginning of an amazing relationship with the U.K. and here we are again. Reading and Leeds!!! I can’t tell you how excited we are to be back! I promise we will make it a weekend not to forget!”
Other headliners for the weekend include Foo Fighters and the co-headlining combination of Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots, with Bowling For Soup being one of almost two dozen acts announced.
Normally, an announcement like a band playing Reading and Leeds would be huge news on it’s own, but there’s far more from Bowling For Soup today.
The biggest night in Bowling For Soup’s almost twenty five years together as a band. That evening, the band played to four and a half thousand people at London’s Brixton Academy on the closing night of their most successful UK tour in their history – The Get Happy Tour 2018.
Several months later, Bowling For Soup confirm that the Brixton show was captured in all it’s hilarious and entertaining glory and will be released as a brand new live DVD and CD – Older, Fatter, Still The Greatest Ever – Live At Brixton. Older, Fatter, Still The Greatest Ever will be released on 7 December 2018 and will be available in a number of formats.
The Get Happy Tour 2018 saw Bowling For Soup play their iconic album Drunk Enough To Dance in full, with a selection of the band’s other biggest hits like High School Never Ends, 1985 and Today Is Gonna Be A Great Day (Phineas and Ferb). The non Drunk Enough To Dance songs were mixed in throughout the set to keep the fans guessing at what surprises may come next – something which worked to great effect throughout the tour – and every twist and turn was captured at the Brixton show for Bowling For Soup fans all around the world to enjoy. .
If all of that wasn’t enough, Bowling For Soup will return to their home-away-from-home in the UK in just a few days time for their first ever run of UK shows in the holiday season – The Almost Christmas Tour! For the tour, BFS will team up with “their little brothers” in pop punk, Patent Pending, fulfilling years of requests for the two bands to tour the UK together again after two previous treks together in the early part of this decade. They’ll also be joined by one of America’s hottest young talents, Power pop Texan trio Not Ur Girlfrenz, who have just released their debut EP New Kids In America and are reaching new fans everyday.
The Almost Christmas Tour will play eight shows across England and Scotland, hitting some locations the band hasn’t played for many years (or in the case or one or two places, for the first time ever)!
Bowling For Soup’s Almost Christmas UK Tour with Patent Pending and Not Ur Girlfrenz plays the following locations:
26 November – Guild Hall, Preston
27 November – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
28 November – O2 Academy, Bristol
29 November – The Hexagon, Reading
30 November – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
1 December – De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea
2 December – O2 Academy, Leicester
3 December – O2 Academy, Leeds