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| On 06, Jun 2012

Bowling For Soup is 18 years old this week and what better way to commemorate such an achievement than packing up the full-band and heading back to the UK, for what will be their 30th visit.

Having just completed a busy spring of touring the Middle East (entertaining the troops), a widely successful UK acoustic tour, and a tour of the North Eastern United States, BFS are delighted to announce a 15-date blitz of the UK. Support comes in the form of American counterparts The Dollyrots and Patent Pending.

… This is the ‘One Big Happy Tour’.

Soon fans will be able to treat their ears to a brand new song, T.G.I.S (Thank God It’s Summer) which is featured on the Crappy RecordsHave A Crappy Summer compilation.

Ahead of the tour, BFS will release a new album on their Queso Records label, entitled, One Big Happy. The album features BFSThe Dollyrots and Patent Pending. They will all take on a track belonging to each of the other bands as well as adding a brand new song of their own to the mix. The album will be closed with a Jaret Reddick (BFS) and Kelly Ogden (The Dollyrots) duet.

18 years after frontman Jaret Reddick started a humble little rock band in Denton, Texas, there is no sign of BFS letting-up. They remain as busy and creative as ever, with plans for the future, not least a potential live DVD capturing the fun and frolics of their Glasgow acoustic show.

Sharp-eyed BFS fans will be quick to notice the lack of a London date on ‘The One Big Happy Tour’ and this grey cloud comes with an enormous silver lining as, BFS are beyond excited to be a part of the Warped Tour’s return to the UK at Alexandra Palace, London, November 10th, 2012. So Londoners make a day of it and witness a taste of the legendary tour on home soil.



14 Oct – O2 Academy – Newcastle

15 Oct – O2 ABC – Glasgow

16 Oct – O2 Academy Liverpool

17 Oct – Mandella Hall – Belfast

18 Oct – The Academy – Dublin

19 Oct – O2 Academy – Leeds

20 Oct – Manchester Academy – Manchester

21 Oct – Picturedrome – Holmfirth

22 Oct – 53 Degrees – Preston

23 Oct – UEA – Norwich

24 Oct – O2 Academy – Birmingham

25 Oct – Rock City – Nottingham

26 Oct – O2 Academy – Bristol

27 Oct – O2 Academy – Oxford

28 Oct – Corn Exchange – Cambridge