Remember the other day when we reported that ska-punk veterans Reel Big Fish had announced a new album for release in January 2009? Turns out that album will be composed entirely of covers.


Titled Fame, Fortune And Fornication and produced by frontman Aaron Barrett, the 10-track disc will be released by Rock Ridge Music on January 20, 2009, featuring the band’s versions of songs by acts like Tom Petty, the Eagles, Poison (twice) and even Edna’s Goldfish (future members of the Reunion Show and Action Action) among others.


The band will support the release on a world tour with Streetlight Manifesto and One Pin Short, which will kick off on New Year’s Day.


It won’t be the first time RBF and Streetlight have toured together, as they hit the road last summer with Less Than Jake and Against All Authority.


Covers aren’t unfamiliar terrain for Reel Big Fish, either: The band covered Frank Sinatra and Lita Ford on 2002’s Cheer Up! and Operation Ivy on 1997’s Keep Your Receipt, as well as their well-known versions of a-ha’s "Take On Me" and current live staple, Metallica’s "Enter Sandman."


Rock Ridge also released the band’s last studio album, 2007’s DVD-accompanied Monkeys For Nothin’ And The Chimps For Free.


Fame, Fortune And Fornication track listing:

1. Nothing But A Good Time (Poison)


2. Mama We’re All Crazy Now (Slade)


3. Veronica Sawyer (Edna’s Goldfish)


4. Authority Song (John Mellencamp)


5. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)


6. The Long Run (The Eagles)


7. Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty)


8. Keep A Cool Head (Desmond Dekker)


9. Monkey Man (Toots And The Maytals)


10. Talk Dirty To Me (Poison)


Reel Big Fish / Streetlight Manifesto / One Pin Short dates:

Jan 1 2009
San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego, California

Jan 2 2009
San Francisco, CA @ the Fillmore San Francisco, California

Jan 3 2009
Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues Hollywood, California

Jan 4 2009
Anaheim, CA @ the Grove Anaheim, California

Jan 5 2009
Tempe, AZ @ the Marquee theatre Tempe, Arizona

Jan 6 2009
Las Vegas, CA @ House of Blues Las vegas, Nevada

Jan 8 2009
Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado

Jan 10 2009
Minneapolis, MN @ Epic Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jan 11 2009
Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jan 12 2009
Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago, Illinois

Jan 13 2009
Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, Michigan

Jan 14 2009
Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio

Jan 15 2009
Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts Cincinnati, Ohio

Jan 17 2009
Atlanta, GA @ Masqerade Atlanta, Georgia

Jan 18 2009
Norfolk, VA @ Norva Norfolk, Virginia

Jan 20 2009
New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom New York, New York

Jan 22 2009
Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts (TLA) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jan 23 2009
New Haven, CT @ Toads Place New Haven, Connecticut

Jan 24 2009
Worcester, MA @ Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts

Jan 25 2009
Washington DC @ 9:30 Club Washington DC, Washington DC

Jan 29 2009
Eindhoven, Holland @ Effenaar Eindhoven

Jan 30 2009
Ghent, Belgium @ Minnemeers Ghent

Jan 31 2009
Hamburg, Germany @ Grunspan Hamburg

Feb 1 2009
Berlin, Germany @ Knaack Club Berlin

Feb 2 2009
Nurnburg, Germany @ Hirsch Nurnburg

Feb 3 2009
Cologne, Germany @ Gloria Cologne

Feb 4 2009
Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp Frankfurt

Feb 5 2009
Munster, Germany @ Sputnikhalle Munster

Feb 7 2009
Utrecht, Holland @ Tivoli Utrecht

Feb 9 2009
Cambridge, UK @ Junction Cambridge

Feb 10 2009
Sheffield, UK @ Corporation Sheffield

Feb 11 2009
Norwitch, UK @ Waterfront Norwitch

Feb 12 2009
Peterborogh, UK @ Cresset Peterborogh

Feb 13 2009
Birmingham, UK @ Academy Birmingham

Feb 14 2009
Liverpool, UK @ Academy Liverpool

Feb 15 2009
Manchester, UK @ Academy Manchester

Feb 16 2009
Newcastle, UK @ Academy Newcastle

Feb 17 2009
Leeds, UK @ Academy Leeds

Feb 18 2009
Edinburgh, Scotland @ Picture House Edinburgh, Scotland

Feb 19 2009
Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Nottingham

Feb 20 2009
Bristol, UK @ Academy Bristol

Feb 21 2009
Oxford, UK @ Academy Oxford

Feb 22 2009
Falmouth, UK @ Princess Pavillions Falmouth

Feb 23 2009
Exeter, UK @ Lemon Grove Exeter

Feb 24 2009
Cardiff, Wales @ Solus Cardiff, Wales

Feb 25 2009
Southampton, UK @ Guildhall Southampton

Feb 26 2009
Northampton, UK @ Roadmender Northampton

Feb 27 2009
London, UK @ Mean Fiddler London

Feb 28 2009
London, UK @ Mean Fiddler London

Mar 3 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Copenhagen

Mar 4 2009
Malmo, Sweden @ KB Malmo

Mar 5 2009
Goteburg, Sweden @ Sticky Goteburg

Mar 6 2009
Oslo, Norway @ John Dee Oslo

Mar 7 2009
Stockholm, Sweden @ Tyrol Stockholm

Mar 9 2009
Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi Helsinki

Mar 11 2009
Moscow, Russia @ Tochka Club Moscow