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Reel Big Fish are kicking off 2020 with their first tour announcement, Life Sucks…Let’s Dance. They’ll be joined by Big D And The Kids Table and Keep Flying.

The bands will be heading out beginning Feb. 26 in Savannah, Georgia through March 8 in Clifton Park, New York.

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The tour’s name makes reference to the Reel Big Fish’s most recent full-length, Life Sucks…Let’s Dance, which dropped in December 2018. While Reel Big Fish released their Happy Skalidays EP in 2014, Life Sucks…Let’s Dance! marks the first batch of new material since their last full-length, 2012’s Candy Coated Fury.

In addition to their headliner, Reel Big Fish will head to Slam Dunk Festival in May. A recently reunited Motion City Soundtrack and We Are The In Crowd will also be playing. NOFXBilly TalentState ChampsKnuckle Puckthe Story So FarRefusedPennywiseReel Big FishMayday Paradethe Wonder Years and many more are also on the bill. Get more information and tickets here.

Life Sucks…Let’s Dance is available here. Tickets are on sale now here, and you can check out the full list of dates below.

Dates:

Feb 26 – Savannah, GA @ Victory North
Feb 28 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Feb 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Frozen Harbor Festival*
Mar 01 – State College, PA @ Re//Bar
Mar 03 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Mar 04 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
Mar 06 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Mar 07 – Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino*
Mar 08 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
* Reel Big Fish only

More on Reel Big Fish

Ice Nine Kills were recently joined onstage by Reel Big Fish for their live performance of “IT Is The End,” and AP premiered the official live video of the epic collaboration.

The performance took place at a sold-out show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles in October, playing the It-inspired track from their 2018 album, The Silver Scream. The original song features members from Less Than Jake and Fenix TX as a tribute to frontman Spencer Charnas’ love for ska.

“Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been completely immersed in the punk-ska scene,” Charnas says. “Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake have always been two of my favorites of the genre. To have Buddy [Schaub] and JR [Wasilewski] from Less Than Jake perform the horns on the album and then to get Matt [Appleton] and Johnny [Christianson] from Reel Big Fish to join us onstage live were two truly special experiences.”

Charnas also goes on to elaborate how the track pays homage to the Ice Nine Kills’ musical roots.

“This is one of my favorite tracks we’ve ever recorded because ‘IT’ takes two genres that are almost diametrically opposed—metal and ska—and puts them together in a really unexpected way,” Charnas explains. “It also pays tribute to the fact that Ice Nine was originally a ska band, and although we are a heavier band today, I still wear that influence on my bloody sleeves.”

Check out the video below.

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