Bowling For Soup Share New Track, ‘Getting Old Sucks’

Pop Punk legends Bowling For Soup have shared a new song called ‘Getting Old Sucks (But Everybody’s Doing It)’, their first offering since their 2020 single, ‘Alexa Bliss’.

The music video sees the band transformed into puppets, and doing what they can to adjust.

Check out ‘Getting Old Sucks (But Everybody’s Doing It)’ and its video below.

Bowling FOr Soup Reschedule Their Coastal Town Tour Of The UK To 2022

Bowling For Soup were set to tour the UK coastline this year but because of the current Covid-19 pandemic, that isn’t possible.

The band have now announced the dates will go ahead in 2022 instead (fingers crossed).

The band say:

“It sucks for us to have to do this…we held onto hope as long as we could, but in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Bowling For Soup dates have been postponed. The shows have been rescheduled to the new dates below, and all original tickets remain valid. We miss you guys SO much announcing this stings…However, something to look forward to and keep us all going! Stay safe and healthy. We love ya’ll!”

Tour support will come from Lit and The Dollyrots.

Here are the tour dates.

April 2022

12th – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

14th – Auditorium, Grimsby

15th – Spa, Scarbrough

17th – Academy, Bournemouth

18th – The Forum, Riviera International Centre, Torquay

19th – Bragwyn Hall, Swansea

21st – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

22nd – Winter Gardens, Margate

Bowling For Soup Announce Headlining UK Tour For 2021

Bowling For Soup have announced a tour of the UK’s Seaside towns for 2021, dubbing it Surf The UK Tour 2021.

The Pop-Punk legends will be supported by Lit and The Dollyrots on the run of shows.

“It’s such a weird time,” says frontman Jaret Reddick. “These dates will be 14 months since our last live shows. It is certainly hard to wrap my head around that. I absolutely can not wait to be onstage again, and in front of a UK audience, which everyone knows are the best fans on the planet!

“And holy crap… Lit! And our best buddies The Dollyrots. I can’t think of a better way to kick back into gear! Rest assured, we will be compliant with any and all safety guidelines still in place during this tour! Let’s do this!”

“We are beyond excited to get back to the UK and play our rock show with our good buddies BFS!” adds Lit singer AJ Popoff. “The UK is our favourite place to play! Can’t believe it’s taken us this long to tour together!! Gonna be a hell of a show!”

Here are the dates.

May 2021

1st – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

2nd – Auditorium, Grimsby

3rd – Spa Grand Hall, Scarbrough

4th – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

5th – Winter gardens, Margate

6th – O2 Academy, Bournemouth

7th – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

8t – Riviera International Centre, Torquay

Line Up Announced For Virtual Download Festival

Download Festival 2020 isn’t going to be taking place this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but the organisers of the event have announced the line-up for a virtual weekender that’s set to take place!

The Download TV Weekend will take place on the same days as the cancelled dates (Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June 2020) and will feature some artists who were scheduled to play this year.

It’s all taking place on Download Festival’s YouTube channel, where the three days will be divided into a day and evening schedule, with the evening boasting two to three hours featuring performances from your favourite artists.

It will feature special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage and loads more!

Keeping with the 2020 lineup, there will be Kiss’s 2015 Download Festival available to watch on the Friday night.

Iron Maiden have the top billing band on Saturday evening where they will have a special set of archive performances as well as snippets from the Legacy Of The Beast tour.

System Of A Down will bring the weekend to a close on the Sunday with footage from three of their previous performances in 2005, 2011 and 2017.

Other acts confirmed are Alter Bridge, Babymetal, Deftones, The Darkness, Steel Panther, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides and Poppy.

There’s also going going to be cookalongs which will act as the daytime activities where MasterChef’s Simon Wood, Vegan stars BOSH, tutorials, mindfulness sessions and more.

People who will be watching are encouraged to erect tents in their homes, dress as your rock idols and send in photos and videos using the hashtag #DOWNLOADTV.

Below you will find a full list of the lineup.

The full list of bands on the Download TV line-up are:

KISS

Iron Maiden (Saturday headliner)

System of a Down (Sunday headliner)

Alestorm

Alter Bridge

Babymetal

Baroness

Black Futures

Black Veil Brides

Bowling For Soup

Bush

Creeper

Deftones

Disturbed

Employed To Serve

Fozzy

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Funeral For A Friend

Gojira

Holding Absence

Killswitch Engage

Korn

Lacuna Coil

Loathe

Mastodon

Motionless In White

NXT UK

Periphery

Poppy

Powerwolf

Skillet

Steel Panther

The Darkness

The Hara

The Offspring

The Pretty Reckless

The Wildhearts

Theory

Twin Temple

Volbeat

Wage War

Wayward Sons

Bowling For Soup’s ‘Girl All The Bad Guys Want’ Is Certified Gold In The UK

Bowling For Soup’s amazing classic track, ‘Girl All The Bad Guys Want’ has been certified Gold in the UK!

This is equal to 400,000 sales which is a massive well done to the band!

The track is off the 2002 record, ‘Drunk Enough To Dance’.

Remember the video? It’s stuffed full of references to bands such as Limp Bizkit and a cameo from Slipknot!

Check out the video below.

A Conversation With… Erik Chandler (Bowling For Soup)

Newcastle O2 Academy.  10/02/18.

Legends of Punk Rock Bowling For Soup were back in the UK celebrating ‘Drunk Enough To Dance’s’ fifteenth anniversary in February and with plenty of history in the band, 2018 is shaping up to be a pretty amazing year for them. I caught up with Erik Chandler to see what’s been happening and what’s coming up.

 

Jack: Hello Erik, awesome to meet you. How’s everything going?

Erik: It’s going well. How are you?

 

Jack: I’m pretty well, I’m sat talking to you. I actually just got up to Newcastle and am psyched for the gig tonight. How excited have you guys been to come to the UK?

Erik: Well, this is a really exciting tour since we’re doing our album, Drunk Enough To Dance in its entirety and you have to think about it this way. When you release an album, you ’re playing every track so some of these songs, we have not played since we were in the studio recording them fifteen years ago. But it’s been fun working them out and getting them into show shape.

 

Jack: Are are there any cheat sheets on the stage at all?

Erik: There may or may not be. There are a couple of little ones for the show last night but they’re all gone now.

 

Jack: And soon you’ll be celebrating your twenty-fourth year as a band right?

Erik: In June it will be twenty-four years.

 

Jack: Oh god, I cant think of doing anything for twenty-four years. And what do you make that in terms of longevity into your guy’s career?

Erik: We never had any idea when we started out that it would be going on for this long and that wasn’t the plan to be able to make a career out of it but we’re all extremely luck yot be doing this and still be doing it and having fun which is the most important thing about it.

 

Jack: But there’s always going to be some ups and downs along the way. I remember saying you guys wouldn’t be coming back to the UK.

Erik: Now wait, we never said we weren’t coming back to the UK. This is where you guys little rumour mills occur. We said we were taking some time and figure out how to do this and manage our home lives.

 

Jack Oh absolutely, I can imagine because you guys have families.

Erik: Yeah and there’s stuff happening everywhere. People having kids and people having personal issues and stuff like that where we were going so hard for so long so we needed to take a break and get all this other stuff sorted before we end up ruining our idea of the band before it doesn’t feel like fun anymore and becomes a job or a chore to do. And we took a little bit of time off and managed to do that, everyone’s got their stuff worked out now and we’re back in full force.

 

Jack: And the band released Drunk Dynasty via Crowdfunding. How exactly did you guys to do it like that?

Erik: Several years ago, it started becoming obvious that was the direction the music industry was going and if you can figure it out and do it well then it’s an amazing way for your fans to be completely interactive in the whole process of making the record. I remember it was originally supposed to be an EP but the idea was to do six songs and while we were in the studio we were recording so fast and kocking the songs out, we came into the studio one day and we thought new plan where the pre order from pegdemusic was in affect so we decided to announce instead of an EP, this is going to be a full-length album and you can still pre order it for the price of an EP at a reduced price which turned out to be a great way to give the fans soething a bit more than what they initially paid for andeveryone was really stocked to do that.

 

Jack: And has there been any more collaborations? I know you guys did Happy as Happy Gets with Kelly from The Dollyrots whom you guys have worked with a bunch of times. Has there been any more with anyone at the moment?

Erik: Not with the full band, Kelly and Jaret are work on a duets album at the moment but that’s not Bowling For Soup.

 

Jack: And is there anything you’re working on personally at the moment?

Jack: Personal I am writing new songs for my solo project but that’s a little bit down the road. We released a few years ago and bowling for soup will be really busy for the next several months so I’ll just be writing and we’ll get the songs together so we’ll get studio time figured out when studio time comes about.

 

Jack: I remember maybe about six or seven years ago, you and Jaret did Bowling For Soup Acoustic, would you ever do that again?

Erik: Absolutely, it’s just we haven’t had the opportunity to do that and so, it’s been a while since we’ve done it but it’s not off the table because we had a blast doing it and the reaction we had on the last couple of acoustic tours has been great. You’ve been into it but we’d love to do it again but that would be a little down the road if we were to do that again.

 

Jack: Looking forward into 2018, would you guys be coming back to the UK for any festivals?

Erik: That’s up in the air right now because it’s getting close to the time where it needs to be booked. We’re doing the final Vans Warped Tour in the States so we’d be able to fit festivals in with that schedule.

 

Jack: Oh, I’d probably say I’d love to come across and see you and that festival more than anything in the summer. It’s the final hurrah for that.

Erik: I don’t think it’s going to be the end of Warped Tour, just the travelling Warped Tour. There’s not been anything specific but I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned into a centerally located festival like you guys do here because people in the states have figured out that that’s a great way to do it with Coachella and Lalapalooza.

 

Jack: I’ve seen pictures from all the different festivals and I’ve thought right we’ve got download and Leeds and Reading, Slam Dunk so at least we have those.  You guys played slam dun, didn’t you?

Erik: That was great. We really had a blast, and it’s always fun playing those sort of festivals.

 

Jack: And is there anything you wanna say before we wrap things up?

Erik: Thank you for coming out to chat to me

Jack: And thank you for taking to the time to. It’s been awesome.

 

Here’s Bowling For Soup’s latest video for ‘Catalyst’.

Live Review: Bowling For Soup @ O2 Academy, Newcastle

O2 Academy, Newcastle, 10-02-18

Support: Army Of Freshmen, The Aquabats

I’ve had conversations with friends recently about this band. They said, they’re on a low, Bowling For Soup have gone as far as they can and possibly that their farewell tour of the UK was their last high point. I have to say in a way they’re right. I thought their set was a little bonkers, to say the least, but it was still the same old Bowling For Soup.

Opening the show were Army Of Freshmen. Now I arrived a little late to their set and only saw a few tracks. Their energy was better than most opening bands, I can say that much. But whilst I did have enjoyment during their set, it was a little lacklustre, to say the least. From my viewpoint, they hit their top gear at times but always returned to a point which wasn’t their best.

Now The Aquabats. I was just so confused by their set. I do have a little history on them now but at first, I thought what the actual hell was going on here? Was it a huge ad? A very long music video? It seemed like they couldn’t make up their mind onto what they were between a messy punk rock band and made for TV superheroes on a Saturday morning kids show in America (they did have a TV show I later found out). It was a little enjoyable but it felt like they were there to mainly make people laugh and think okay…… what the hell? What’ve I subjected my eyes to? Also, some of their jokes felt ill-timed at best and just painfully unfunny as if he was trying to imitate Adam Sandler’s worst filmography in a set.

Now Bowling For Soup. This tour is to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their record, Drunk Enough To Dance. The good news is that the record has some great tracks. The even greater news is that the record was re-released in 2003 and brought Punk Rock 101 to the world! It’s amazing to see these tracks live because they’re what make some tracks in the genre so fun and showcase Bowling For Soup’s best work.

Between songs though, there’s some moments where Jared thanks everyone, the crew for putting it up and without them they wouldn’t be doing the show but what is great to see is that they’re still this band who want to play shows and have their music out there to everyone int he crowd. In a turn to the record, they do play the Phineas & Ferb theme (the Disney show they wrote for) and an accompanying Perry the Platypus plushie toy is brought on stage with assistance od one of their guests from the on-stage bar. As the final chord rings out, fans flock onto the streets of Newcastle where you go through a few emotions because of the night. In the end, this bright and reminiscent show gives you hope that Bowling For Soup will get better when they return next.

 

Rating: 6/10

 

Army Of Freshmen

 

The Aquabats

 

Bowling For Soup

Music Video’s 16/02/18

You know what it’s time for! I’m back for another round of music videos! Let’s get started!

First up is Alazka. They’re a German melodic up and coming group who’s debuted their video for a track called ‘Everything’. It’s off their record called ‘Phoenix’ which is out now via Sharptone Records.

 

Live video time now on this list! This comes from All Time Low as they’re showing what it’s like at one of their shows in the video for Drugs & Candy.

 

Now the king of partying, AKA Andrew W.K has debuted a video for the title track off his upcoming record, You’re Not Alone’. The record is set to be released March 2nd via Red Music/Sony Music.

 

New music alert as well because this track is the solo project of badXchannels, also known as Craig Owens (best known for his vocal work in Chiodos and D.R.U.G.S). This is his first track to be dropped this year as he ventures into something new. This is the video for ‘Don’t Come And See Me’.

 

Now Black Veil Brides new record only dropped last month but now they’ve released a video to accompany their latest single, ‘Wake Up’ and as you can guess it’s got the themes of Wild Ones and prophets. Check it out below.

 

Now, this is a band I can’t wait to hear more of! This band are the Scottish metal group known as Bleed From Within and they’ve dropped a video for their lead single off their upcoming LP, ‘Era’, which is set to drop April 6th via Century Media Records.

 

This legendary Pop-Punk band are currently on tour in the UK at the moment on some dates which are their biggest ever! To mark the occasion though, Bowling For Soup have dropped a video for their track ‘Catalyst’.

 

This is a track I’ve listened to quite a few times since it dropped and now the alt-rock trio Black Foxxes have dropped a new music video for the single, ‘Manic In Me’. This is from their new record ‘Saela’ which will be released March 16th via Search & Destroy Records.

 

Apparently, this one has been in the works for a while now. Jonathan David has been reportedly in the works since 2008. This is Jonathan Davis first track off his upcoming solo record as well as a solo artist in general. This is ‘What It Is’.

 

And last but certainly not least is the stellar new record from rockers Moose Blood. This is off the upcoming record “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore’ and is their next single in the form of ‘Hav I Told You Enough’.