This is probably our least favourite bit of news that we’ve had to share with everyone since Sonisphere got cancelled (again). Longtime friends of ours here at Rocksins’, Bowling For Soup have announced that after fifteen years of making regular trips to our fair isle (sometimes multiple times a year), they have announced that this years’ annual October tour will be the band’s last trip to the UK.
The tour, which is to be entitled the Bowling For Soup Bids Farewell Tour, will play fourteen shows across the length of England, Scotland and Wales, beginning in Southampton and finishing up at London’s Kentish Town Forum two weeks later. It is important for us to state that Bowling For Soup ARE NOT BREAKING UP. But the band are putting a halt to most of their touring activities in order to allow them to focus on other things, including their side projects such as People On Vacation, Jarinus and Erik Chandler’s solo career, and to have time to create more Bowling For Soup music.
Rather than us tell you about it, the best thing we can do is show you the video announcement from an uncharacteristically serious BFS frontman Jaret Reddick. Please watch the video below:
The band have confirmed that next year they will be working on a re-recorded Greatest Hits album as well as a new covers album to help celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Bowling For Soup. So while this is a sad announcement, this is by no means the end. The full tour dates follow below:
Bowling For Soup Bids Farewell UK Tour October 2013
10th – Southampton – Guildhall
11th – Norwich – UEA
12th – Nottingham – Rock City
13th – Manchester – Academy
14th – Leeds – O2 Academy
15th – Glasgow – O2 ABC
16th – Newcastle – O2 Academy
17th – Sheffield – O2 Academy
18th – Liverpool – O2 Academy
19th – Birmingham – O2 Academy
20th – Cardiff – University
21st – Bristol – O2 Academy
22nd – Plymouth – Pavillions
23rd – London – Kentish Town Forum
Tickets for the tour will be on sale on Friday at 9am (12th April) priced at £20 or £21.50 for London plus the usual booking fees. You can get your tickets from LiveNation or Ticketmaster.
In addition to the standard tickets, Bowling For Soup will be offering their usual VIP tickets which get fans into the show early, a meet and greet with the band including photo opportunities, signed merchandise from the guys and exclusive acoustic performances from Jaret and Erik. Details of the VIP tickets are still to be confirmed.
So there we have it. Any further news from the BFS camp, as well as updates on all their other projects and the latest rock & metal news will be available as always here at Rocksins.com.
For anyone who’d like to see some shots of the Bowling For Soup guys in action, you can check out our exclusive photo gallery from their last trip to the UK when they played The Cambridge Junction on the link here -> BFS Cambridge Junction Photo Gallery.