In February 2018, Texan pop punk royalty Bowling For Soup embarked on the biggest and most successful UK tour of their twenty four years together. The Get Happy Tour 2018 was a wild success, culminating in the bands’ biggest ever UK headline show crowd at London’s Brixton Academy.
Fast forward to the start of the Autumn and Bowling For Soup are delighted to announce their return to UK shores. 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)!
Joining Bowling For Soup on this trek are their pop punk brothers Patent Pending. Fans of both bands know their collective history together goes back a long way, with fans of both asking them repeatedly to tour together again. Those wishes are coming true!
BFS’ own fearless leader, Jaret Reddick, is delighted to have the band returning to parts of the UK they don’t often get to play:
“As I think back on our history of UK touring, it dawns on me that we have never been there in December. At least I don’t remember being there…could be the pints! Regardless, I thought, who likes Christmas as much as we do?!? PATENT PENDING!! And who more than both of us?!? PEOPLE IN THE UK!!!
So we reunited with our little brothers, Patent Pending, to bring our first ever Christmas tour (well, almost!!) to the UK!!!”
Monday 26th November – Preston – Guild Hall
Tuesday 27th November – Edinburgh – Usher Hall
Wednesday 28th November – Bristol – O2 Academy
Thursday 29th November – Reading – The Hexagon
Friday 30th November – Southampton – O2 Guildhall
Saturday 1st December – Bexhill On Sea – De La Warr Pavillion
Sunday 2nd December – Leicester – O2 Academy
Monday 3rd December – Leeds – O2 Academy
Tickets for the Almost Christmas tour will go on fan pre-sale, O2 pre-sale and venue pre-sale (where applicable) on Wednesday September 12th at 10am. Tickets go on general sale Friday September 14th at 10am. Please check www.bowlingforsoup.com for full details.
For those who can’t wait until November or December, Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick returns to the UK later this month on his second solo tour – Heartache and Hilarity Too!
Following the success of the first Heartache and Hilarity Tour last year, Jaret returns with a brand new show with five dates across England and Wales before heading onto Mainland Europe for another three dates. For those not familiar with the Heartache and Hilarity shows, they are a combination of the songs Bowling For Soup fans know and love, along with songs from Jaret’s various other projects, but that’s not the half of it. Jaret will tell stories from his almost twenty five years in the entertainment industry, ranging from tour tales with Bowling For Soup, working with Disney, his other voice over and acting work and so much more. You will laugh, and you will probably cry too, all in the name of Heartache and Hilarity.
Jaret will be supported on Heartache and Hilarity Too by The Dollyrots and Lacey, both performing acoustically with some fantastic re-workings of both band’s most popular songs. There may also be the first opportunity to hear performances live from Jaret and Kelly from The Dollyrots’ new duets project – Jaret and Kelly Sittin’ In A Tree!
Catch Heartache and Hilarity Too at the following:
Bowling For Soup:
Jaret Reddick – Guitar and vocals
Chris Burney – Guitar
Erik Chandler – Bass and backing vocals
Gary Wiseman – Drummer