It is now just one day until the biggest UK tour of Bowling For Soup’s almost 25 years together as a band, The Get Happy Tour 2018! With the tour now mere hours away, the band have another huge announcement to make. The tour’s closing show, at London’s Brixton Academy, is set to be the band’s biggest London show of their whole career so far. To celebrate that achievement, and to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their breakthrough album Drunk Enough To Dance, Bowling For Soup will be filming the Brixton Academy show for an upcoming live DVD. Here’s what the band had to say about capturing the Brixton show on camera:
“We’ve been counting the days down until this tour and to get back to our awesome UK fans. The Brixton show looks set to be our biggest ever, so we thought we would film the party for everyone to be able to enjoy in the future!”
In addition to the announcement of the new live DVD, Bowling For Soup released a brand new music video for their latest single Catalyst last weekend. The video for Catalyst, which is already making serious waves on UK radio, is in keeping with the image of its creators – it is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The video for Catalyst was directed by none other than Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick, who teamed up with longtime BFS video producer Jason Crocker to make the video with their new video production venture, BaNed In Texas!
You can check out the video below:
On the subject of making the video for Catalyst, here’s Jaret himself to give everyone the lowdown:
“It’s been a while since we did a full on music video, so why not go big! It’s actually hard to imagine that I drove that car all the way across Dallas just a few hours before it was turned into a pile of rubbish! We had a blast shooting this one!”
The release of Catalyst comes as excitement for The Get Happy Tour is growing rapidly among Bowling For Soup fans all over the UK. With Bowling For Soup set to play their breakthrough smash hit album Drunk Enough To Dance in full for the first time plus a selection of their other favourites, “The BFS Army” have been granted their wish for a tour they have been waiting for for many years.
Throw in the comedic stylings of rock’s resident superheroes The Aquabats! and Get Happy Tour alumni Army Of Freshmen who are also going to be celebrating their hit album Under The Radar by playing it in full, and The Get Happy Tour 2018 will be something talked about for many years to come.
The Get Happy Tour 2018 will play nine shows across the UK in February 2018, culminating in two enormous shows at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena and London’s Brixton Academy. The full list of shows can be found below:
The Get Happy Tour 2018 – Bowling For Soup, The Aquabats!, Army Of Freshmen:
9th February – Glasgow – O2 Academy – EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED
10th February – Newcastle – O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
11th February – Sheffield – O2 Academy
12th February – Nottingham – Rock City – SOLD OUT
13th February – Birmingham – O2 Academy
14th February – Norwich – UEA – SOLD OUT
15th February – Manchester – O2 Apollo
16th February – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
17th February – London – O2 Academy Brixton
To purchase both regular and VIP tickets (extremely limited numbers of VIP tickets remaining) for the shows that are not sold out please visit www.bowlingforsoup.com for all relevant information and links.
In true BFS fashion, there will be no shortage of surprises on this tour. This Includes an actual tattoo studio on tour – something that fans of Bowling For Soup may have first experienced on Jaret’s UK solo Heartache and Hilarity tour last Autumn.
Jaret and long time tattoo pal Darren Hubbard (Old Sarum Tattoo) bring their all new RIPPT Tattoo studio direct to the venues! Offering a special collection of “tour tattoos”, this is the ultimate souvenir for the hardcore members of the BFS Army! The response to this idea has been huge, as Jaret explains:
“I had a feeling it would be a hit, but I am overwhelmed by the response! We are all sold out, even after adding 2-3 more artists in each city! Darren is gonna be busy…I am going to watch!”
Bowling For Soup:
Guitar and vocals
Bass and backing vocals