Bowling For Soup play with dogs and cover Suicide Machines—watch
With “Sometimes I Don’t Mind” being the first cover in the installment, the band will be releasing 12 fresh covers over the next 12 months to commemorate their career and legacy.
When deciding which track to kick off the series with, it was a no brainer for the band.
"We absolutely love the Suicide Machines,” frontman Jaret Reddick says. “This song came off an album that both the fans and the band look back on with angst, but BFS wore this album out in the van.
“I always thought this song should have been huge. We’re doing a cover every month for a year, so I finally got the opportunity to cover it and I am so happy with how it turned out! I sent the video to the [The Suicide Machines] singer Jason Navarro and asked what he thought. He said, ‘It's cute, let it fly!’ I don't think I could have asked for a better endorsement!”
Check out Bowling For Soup covering “Sometimes I Don’t Mind” below.
Bowling For Soup are kicking off their 25th anniversary with four days worth of events at Lava Cantina in The Colony, Texas.
On June 6, Reddick is bringing his podcast, Jaret Goes To The Movies, to life. He’ll be watching and reviewing The Last Dragon with the star of the film, Taimak Guarriello.
On June 7, Bowling For Soup presents the Nixon’s with special guest Offended by Everything. Following the show, the band will be hosting Bowling For Soup karaoke.
On June 8, Bowling For Soup will take the stage with Not Ur Girlfrenz as support. Following the gig, the band will host Bowling For Soup karaoke once again.
The festivities wrap up June 9 with brunch. The band will take questions from the audience, play acoustic songs and have a meet and greet.
Tickets for all four days of Bowling For Soup’s 25th anniversary events are available here.
Following that, Reel Big Fish will join Bowling For Soup for a co-headlining tour starting June 19. Nerf Herder and MEST are joining the tour as support, with Nerf Herder on the first leg and MEST on the second leg.
VIP packages are also available, which include a ticket, priority entry, acoustic performance by frontman Jaret Reddick and bassist Rob Felicetti, meet and greet with photo and an exclusive autographed poster. Tickets and information for the tour can be found here.
06/08 – The Colony, TX @ Lava Cantina
06/09 – The Colony, TX @ Lava Cantina
06/19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution*
06/20 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live*
06/21 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues*
06/22 – St. Augustine, GL @ St. Augustine Amp*
06/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre*
06/25 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore*
06/27 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater*
06/28 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*
06/29 – Portland, ME @ Aura*
07/21 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox^
07/22 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom^
07/24 – Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Casino^
07/25 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre^
07/26 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues^
07/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl^
07/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee^
08/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot^
08/02 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Mishawaka Amp^
08/03 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre^
* with Nerf Herder
^ with MEST
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