The bands will be heading out beginning Feb. 26 in Savannah, Georgia through March 8 in Clifton Park, New York.
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. NOFX, Billy Talent, State Champs, Knuckle Puck, the Story So Far, Refused, Pennywise, Reel Big Fish, Mayday Parade, the Wonder Years and many more are also on the bill. Get more information and tickets here.
You’re NEVER going to believe it…..We’re Going ON TOUR!!!
Life Sucks…Let’s Dance 2020 Featuring Special Guests Big D And The Kids Table & Keep Flying
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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
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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.”
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