The two bands will hit the road in mid-June and wrap up in early August. The run is split into two legs with Nerf Herder as support on the first leg and MEST as support on the second leg.
Both Bowling For Soup and Reel Big Fish will also be on the Atlantic City Warped 25th anniversary gig, a festival that indirectly sparked the idea of this summer’s upcoming tour.
“There are those bands with which the fans tell you ‘you should tour with them,’”BFS frontman Jaret Reddick says. “Oftentimes, you make friends with those bands, and you always say to one another, ‘We gotta tour together.’
“Well, both those things have been happening for years, and this summer, while on the final cross-country Vans Warped Tour, Aaron [Barrett] from Reel Big Fish and I decided we were going to make it happen. And we did! I could not be more excited for this summer. Two of the most fun bands on the planet together at last. People will have sore faces from smiling after this one.”
When asked about the upcoming run, Barrett jokingly adds, “We’re still doing that tour? I thought I pulled the plug on that terrible idea a long time ago.”
Bowling For Soup will have a VIP option for the co-headlining run. The package includes a ticket, priority entry, acoustic performance by Reddick and bassist Rob Felicetti, meet and greet with photo and an exclusive autographed poster. VIP packages are available here beginning Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. local time.
The exclusive AltPress presale runs from Wednesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. local time to Thursday, March 14 at 10 p.m. local time. Tickets can be purchased with presale code ALTPR3SS on both Reel Big Fish and Bowling For Soup’s websites, which are here and here respectively.
General on sale begins Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. local time on both of the aforementioned websites.
Reel Big Fish’s latest Life Sucks… Let’s Dance!, which includes “You Can’t Have All Of Me” and “Ska Show,” is out now via Rock Ridge Music. Bowling For Soup recently dropped a live album and DVD titled Older, Fatter, Still The Greatest Ever: Live From Brixton.
Check out the full list of dates below.
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