Bowling For Soup are returning to the UK in 2021 with hope of some fun in the sun! The Texan crown princes of pop punk will be jetting back to their home away from home to embark on their first ever UK tour completely focused on seaside towns.
The tour will begin in the very grand settings of the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool on the 1st of May and hit different points of the coast over the following week. This includes stops at some places Bowling For Soup have had great fun in on tours gone by such as Bexhill and Margate, as well as some new locations such as Scarborough.
As always, Bowling For Soup like to bring bands along for the ride who provide a fantastic full evening’s entertainment for their fans, and this is no different for the Surf The UK tour. Joining BFS on the trek will be Orange County alt-rockers Lit, best known for their global smash hits My Own Worst Enemy, Miserable and Over My Head. Alongside Lit, Bowling For Soup’s friends and longtime collaborators The Dollyrots will also be bringing their infectious brand of bubblegum punk to the beach towns of the UK, for what is going to be the tour of the Spring of 2021.
The full list of shows is as follows:
Bowling For Soup Surf The UK – May 2021 Tour Dates
1st – Blackpool – Empress Ballroom
2nd – Grimsby – Grimsby Auditorium
3rd – Scarborough – Spa Grand Hall
4th – Bexhill – De La Warr Pavillion
5th – Margate – Winter Gardens
6th – Bournemouth – O2 Academy
7th – Swansea – Brangwyn Hall
8th – Torquay – Riviera International Centre
Tickets for the tour will go on general sale on Friday the 9th of October at 10am. Tickets will be available from AEG – https://www.aegpresents.co.uk/events/detail/bowling-for-soup-3.
There are also venue presales for those who want to get their tickets early; For the Bournemouth show, the presale will be available on the 7th of October at 10am.
Other shows will have venue presales available on the 8th of October at 10am – please check individual venue websites and social media for details.
VIP tickets will be available for the tour, offering a selection of extra Bowling For Soup experiences and merch including:
– (1) ticket to the show
– An exclusive acoustic performance from Jaret and Rob
– A socially distant photo with the band
– An autographed poster
– Early entry into the venue
VIP tickets will be available from: http://www.bowlingforsoup.com
Bowling For Soup’s main man Jaret Reddick is very much looking forward to seeing the UK part of the BFS Army once again:
“It’s such a weird time. 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 on stage 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!”
Lit singer AJ Popoff is similarly looking forward to getting on the road with Bowling For Soup:
“We are beyond excited to get back to the UK and play our rock show with our good buddies BFS! 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!”
Last but certainly not least, The Dollyrots are already counting down the days until they return to the UK:
“We’re absolutely thrilled for this tour, can’t wait to get on the bus & hit the stage with our bffs in rock – and real life! After a break from the UK and touring due to the obvious we’re ready for these shows to go off!!”