neck deep 2018

Neck Deep may have just announced they’re heading on the road with blink-182 and Lil Wayne, but apparently that doesn’t mean they don’t have time to do other things, like win football matches.

Sam Bowden, the guitarist of the band, plays for Lincolnshire’s Anglers FC Saxilby in the U.K. when he isn’t doing music. The team just celebrated winning the Kelly Read Trophy.

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The team beat out FVA Jerusalem FC 6 to 4, according to a match report.

Sam, who plays on the team alongside his brother Joshua Bowden, was part of the time that won the big match.

Bowden joined Neck Deep back in 2015.

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As previously stated, the band is headed on the gigantic tour with blink and Lil Wayne, and they couldn’t be more excited. However, it won’t be the first time they’ve shared the stage with blink-182.

The band have expressed their love for blink time and time again, citing them as one of their biggest musical inspirations. Forming in 2012, it only took two years for Neck Deep to share a stage with their heroes, opening for blink in 2014 at O2 Academy Brixton as well as Leeds Festival a few weeks later.

Blink played the London show on the road to Reading & Leeds, and you can check out a poster for the show below.

At that point in their career, Neck Deep only had a handful of EPs and one full-length, Wishful Thinking, to fulfill a setlist. You can check out them performing “Kick It” and “What Did You Expect?” below.

Now Neck Deep will have the chance to hop on a full tour with one of the reasons the “band even exists.” They’ve never been quiet about their fandom, but the sentiment of going coast to coast with one of their biggest influences hasn’t been lost on the band members.

Neck Deep are living the dream, and we’re here for it. Tickets for the tour go on sale May 10 here, with a full list of dates below.

Dates:

06/27 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
06/29 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre

07/01 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/03 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/05 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
07/06 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavillion
07/07 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *
07/09 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center *
07/10 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

07/11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/13 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavillion
07/16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/17 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Ampitheatre
07/19 – New York, NY @ Good Morning America
07/20 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Ampitheatre
07/21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
07/23 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavillion
07/25 – West Palm Beach @ Coral Sky Ampitheatre
07/26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre
07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellaris Ampitheatre at Lakewood
07/29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
07/31 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

08/01 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Ampitheater
08/02 – Dallas, TX @ The Dos Equis Pavilion
08/04 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center *
08/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/07 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Ampitheatre
08/08 – Los Angles, CA @ The Forum
08/27 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Ampitheatre
08/30 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Ampitheater
08/31 – Seattle, WA @ White River Ampitheatre

09/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Ampitheatre
09/04 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
09/06 – Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena *
09/07 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove *
09/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Ampitheater
09/10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/14 – St. Loius, MO @ Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
09/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
09/18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

* without Lil Wayne

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