Bowling for Soup is back on tour

T.J. Hummel, Staff Writer

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Phineas and Ferb fans rejoice! The band behind the theme song, Bowling For Soupjust announced a new summer tour with Reel Big Fish, Nerf Herder, and Mest.

Being from New England, I am truly excited about this tour, mainly because Bowling For Soup never came to this neck of the United States, except for their appearance on the 2018 Vans’ Warped Tour last summer.  Bowling For Soup got their origin in Wichita Falls, Texas, where Jaret Reddick and other members of the band grew up. 
All the members went to school together throughout the yearssharing the same interest in bands like Quiet Riot, Ratt and Motley Crue.  The band got their influence from faster punk rock bands like The Ramones and later Green Day.

The current members were in many different bands growing up until finally forming Bowling For Soup in Wichita Falls, Texas, on June 4th, 1994.  The name, Bowling For Soup, was derived from a stand-up bit performed by the famous Steve Martin. After a few years, the band relocated to Denton, Texas. In DentonBFS recorded their second studio album, third overall, Rock on Honorable Ones!! For Denton music label FFROE. The band later released their first EP, Tell Me When to Whoa, through FFROE later that year. The Album sold over 10,000 copies, prompting Jive Records to sign the band. In 2000, Jive released the bands’ major label debut, Let’s Do It for Johnny!! 

To this day, Bowling For Soup has released 11 albums, performed countless shows and tours, and even released a three-part documentary. BFS is also known for creating the hit theme song for DisneyXD’s Phineas and Ferb. On a funny note, the band is often given credit for making the hit song, “Stacy’s mom”, which they never even released. The song was released by Fountains of Wayne, but BFS plays it at almost every show for two reasons. The first is because it is a fan favorite. The second and more hilarious reason is because of the Itunes money. The closest dates to Connecticut include the Worcester Palladium in Massachusetts and The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York.

If you are in the surrounding area of these two venues, I strongly recommend attending one of the shows. Bowling For Soup puts on such an incredible show, and so does Reel Big Fish. 
These shows will be fun, and I’ll definitely try to attend one of the shows!

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