Bowling For Soup arrive in Southampton on February 13th on their latest tour with a visit to the O2 Guildhall. (Tickets still available from the Box Office here 023 8063 2601)
The UK isn’t Texas, but life hasn’t been the same since Bowling For Soup were last here on tour in 2013….well things are about to change for the better! Texas’s finest pop punk export announced last year that they are returning to the UK for an extensive tour in the first half of February 2016.
Titled the “How About Another Round Tour?”, Bowling For Soup will play fifteen shows across England, Scotland and Wales, kicking off in Glasgow and including a massive show at the world famous Camden Town Roundhouse in London.
Rewind to October 2013. The Bowling For Soup Bids Farewell tour was a magical trek, equally full of good times and sadness as a band who’d made the UK their second home said goodbye to full time touring in the UK by giving it everything they had every night, culminating in a phenomenal show at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo. Though Bowling For Soup made it clear they wouldn’t be gone forever, another full tour wasn’t on the cards.
That’s the funny thing about life, nothing is ever certain. Over the course of the last eighteen months, circumstances have changed for the band, and as they approached their twentieth anniversary last year, they celebrated their two decades in a unique way. The creation of Songs People Actually Liked – Volume One – The First 10 Years 1994 to 2003 (which you can pick up here at the Bowling For Soup online webstore) – resulted in a greatest hits album with a difference – with songs much loved from the first half of Bowling For Soup’s life as a band painstakingly re-recorded and sounding fresher and better than ever.
With their personal lives in better places, a desire to see all their friends in the UK again and most importantly the overwhelming support of their fans “The BFS Army” and their desire to party with their favourite band again, Bowling For Soup are back for “another round”, as BFS frontman Jaret Reddick explains:
“On the Farewell Tour, we made it clear that “farewell” wasn’t “goodbye”…We had over extended ourselves for two decades and we needed a break. I don’t ever expect BFS to go away, but we had to make some changes to our touring schedule if things were going to move forward in a productive and positive manner. It really has been good being able to catch our breath. I feel like our shows are even better than they were a few years back, and I think the US audience seeing us now would agree…We cannot wait to get back to the UK…The country that, literally, is responsible for our worldwide success and longevity…How about another round?!?!?!?”
Bowling For Soup – How About Another Round UK Tour February 2016
8 Feb – Norwich UEA
9 Feb – Nottingham Rock City
10 Feb – Guildford G Live
11 Feb – London Roundhouse
12 Feb – O2 Academy Bournemouth
13 Feb – Southampton O2 Guildhall 023 8063 2601
14 Feb – Cardiff Great Hall
15 Feb – O2 Academy Bristol