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Bowling For Soup To Headline The Lock Up Stage At Reading & Leeds Festivals 2019
Ahead of their long awaited 25th anniversary celebrations taking place next month, pop punk favourites Bowling For Soup have released a new single in time for the festivities.
Released on Friday, “BFS” have unveiled their new track Sometimes I Don’t Mind. Originally released by US punk rockers The Suicide Machines around the turn of the millennium, the track has been given a very special reworking, sounding as much a Bowling For Soup song as some of their biggest hits.
“We absolutely LOVE the Suicide Machines” remarks Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick. “This song came off an album that both the fans, and the band look back on with angst. But BFS wore this album out in the van. And I always thought this song should have been huge.
We are doing a cover every month for a year, so I finally got the opportunity to cover it and I am SO happy with how “sometimes I don’t mind” turned out! I sent the video to the singer of the band, Jason Navarro and asked what he thought. He said, “It’s cute, Let it fly!” I don’t think I could have asked for a better endorsement!”
The video for Sometimes I Don’t Mind is a very special one, as it features the four legged members of the Bowling For Soup family, topped off by a very special tribute to guitarist Chris Burney’s old friend and former BFS mascot Sherman. Check out the video right here:
The first opportunity to hear Bowling For Soup play Sometimes I Don’t Mind in the flesh will be at the band’s celebration of their quarter of a century anniversary.
Jaret Reddick, Chris Burney, Gary Wiseman and Rob Felicitti will celebrate Bowling For Soup’s twenty five years together with a long weekend of celebrations in Bowling For Soup’s home, the great state of Texas. The Bowling For Soup 25th anniversary celebrations kick off on Thursday 6th June with a very special live edition of the wildly successful film podcast, Jaret Goes To The Movies! This edition of the podcast will feature The Last Dragon, and Taimak, the star of The Last Dragon will be in attendance to take part in the podcast. Tickets for this event will include dinner plus attendance to the podcast event. Meet & Greet opportunities with Taimak will also be available separately.
Friday 7th June will see good friends of Bowling For Soup, The Nixons, headline The Lava Cantina, supported by very special guests in the shape of Offended By Everything. The night will be hosted by Bowling For Soup, and there will be a very special after party. Ever wanted to do Bowling For Soup Karaoke, WITH Bowling For Soup themselves? This is your chance!
On Saturday 8th June, Bowling For Soup will take to the stage themselves at The Lava Cantina, for a night filled with all your favourite Bowling For Soup hits. Their good friends and one of the most impressive young acts in America currently, Not Ur Girlfrenz, will be opening the proceedings.
On Sunday 9th June, the #BFS25 celebrations will conclude with “Brunch With Bowling For Soup”, which includes an acoustic performance from Bowling For Soup, a Q&A session and a buffet, taking place again at The Lava Cantina.
Tickets for the event are already flying, with members of the BFS Army from the UK and beyond making plans to head to Texas for the celebration. For those interested in getting tickets, here is the all important info. For those wanting tickets for the full #BFS25 (or for VIP upgrades for individual shows), get them from Showclix on this link. For tickets for individual days of #BFS25, please visit www.bowlingforsoup.com or check the Bowling For Soup Facebook page for more information.
Following the 25th anniversary celebrations, Bowling For Soup will embark on a huge US co-headlining tour with ska favourites Reel Big Fish. The tour, which takes place in two stints in June, July and August, also features Nerf Herder as openers on part one of the tour, while MEST are onboard as openers for part two. Full details and ticket info is available at www.bowlingforsoup.com.
Those in the UK feeling left out need not worry, for there are two special opportunities to catch the band later this year. Bowling For Soup’s UK exclusive appearance for 2019 comes at the end of the Summer when they play Reading and Leeds. It was recently confirmed that on their first appearance at Reading and Leeds for sixteen years, BFS will headline the Lock Up Stage, playing Reading on the Friday and Leeds on the Saturday, the same day The 1975 headline the main stage.
Here’s what BFS main man Jaret Reddick had to say about their Reading and Leeds return:
“Back to where it all began for us in the U.K. I’ll never forget driving up to that festival and wondering “how the heck I ended up in this place.” The tent was packed. People recognized us watching Slipknot and Blink 182…it was the beginning of an amazing relationship with the U.K. and here we are again. Reading and Leeds!!! I can’t tell you how excited we are to be back! I promise we will make it a weekend not to forget!”
The line up for Reading and Leeds 2019 as it currently stands can be seen on the poster below:
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Website – http://www.bowlingforsoup.com
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YTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/bowlingforsouptv
Insta – https://instagram.com/bfs_official
UK store – https://bowlingforsoup.probitymerch.com
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