Bowling For Soup UK tour dates announced as pop-punk band confirm 15 gigs

BFS will play a host of venues from Glasgow to Bristol in February 2016

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Nineties pop-punk favourites Bowling for Soup have announced a reunion tour meaning we'll all get to sing along to "Girl All The Bad Guys Want" once more.

The Texan quartet will play a host of UK dates between 1 and 15 February next year in this order: Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Norwich, Nottingham, Guildford, London, Bounemouth, Southampton, Cardiff and Bristol.

Jaret Reddick, Chris Burney, Erik Chandler and Gary Wiseman are currently taking their Bowling for Soup is Finally Legal tour across the US and will bring How About Another Round over here in 2016.

BFS completed a so-called Farewell Tour in 2013 but have clearly had a re-think amid the current trend for revivals.

Frontman Reddick said at the time that touring "really does begin to take its toll on both you and your family after a while", adding that he wants the band to "go out on top".

"We have seen too many bands on our level run it all into the ground," he said. "I can't do that to BFS, to my friends or to the fans. This band and everything we've accomplished is so important to us that we never wanna look back on it and think we took it too far."


But now, Reddick has revealed that it was always made clear that "farewell wasn't goodbye". "We had over extended ourselves for two decades and we needed a break. I don't ever expect BFS to go away, but we had to make some changes to our touring schedule if things were going to move forward in a productive and positive manner," he said in a statement.

"It really has been good being able to catch our breath. I feel like our shows are even better than they were a few years back, and I think the US audience seeing us now would agree. We cannot wait to get back to the UK. The country that, literally, is responsible for our worldwide success and longevity…how about another round?!"

Tickets go on sale this coming Friday 19 June at 9am.