It’s now less than three months to go until Bowling For Soup are back in the UK on the How About Another Round Tour and with the excitement continuing to build, BFS have another fun announcement up their sleeve for their UK friends and family.
We already know that The Dollyrots and Lacey will be supporting Bowling For Soup on their huge UK return, and we can now reveal that America’s leading pioneer of post-punk laptop rap, MC Lars, is coming onboard as well. Lars will be opening the show each night and also performing between the sets of the other bands, living up to his MC name and serving as the show’s host every evening.
Bowling For Soup’s frontman Jaret Reddick had the following to say about MC Lars joining the tour: “I will never forget hearing “Signing Emo” for the first time. I said to our label rep, Howie Abrams, “I don’t care what I have to do, I want that kid on tour with us immediately!!!” Lars had already been to the UK a time or two when we took him with us on the 2005 US tour…He was so young and excited about every little thing…We had him on our bus, and I am pretty sure, he saw some stuff he never thought he would see! We would later take him out in the US and UK several times…He is now a seasoned pro, that has his shit figured out! I have always wanted to have a real MC at a show in the UK…When Lars and I discussed the idea and he was actually thinking the same thing….Well…We got an MC!!! Can’t wait for February!!!”
Of course it’s also nice to hear from the man himself, so here’s MC Lars take on the news too: “So stoked to be back on tour in the UK with the Texan brothers who helped me get started over ten years ago! Looking forward to rambunctious, irresponsible behavior and hilarious, international hi-jinx“.
A full reminder of the fifteen dates of the How About Another Round UK Tour, now with added MC Lars, follows:
Bowling For Soup, The Dollyrots, Lacey & MC Lars – How About Another Round UK Tour February 2016
01 February – O2 Academy Glasgow
02 February – O2 Academy Newcastle
03 February – O2 Academy Leeds
04 February – O2 Academy Liverpool
05 February – Manchester Academy
06 February – O2 Academy Birmingham
07 February – O2 Academy Sheffield
08 February – Norwich UEA
09 February – Nottingham Rock City
10 February – Guildford G Live
11 February – London Roundhouse
12 February – O2 Academy Bournemouth
13 February – Southampton Guildhall
14 February – Cardiff Great Hall
15 February – O2 Academy Bristol
Tickets for the ‘How About Another Round Tour’ are on sale now and available from Live Nation (http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/bowling-for-soup-tickets). Tickets are priced at £20 (£22.50 for London). There will also be limited numbers of Bowling For Soup VIP tickets for every show priced at £50 (£52.50 for London).
During the tour Bowling For Soup will be celebrating the release of their first fully band authorised Greatest Hits album – Songs People Actually Liked – Volume One – The First 10 Years 1994 to 2003 as well as other favourites from across Bowling For Soup’s twenty one years as a band. Songs People Actually Like Volume One can be purchased here at the Bowling For Soup online webstore.
For anyone who hasn’t yet seen it, a tour commercial for the How About Another Round UK trek was unveiled at the 2015 Download Festival and has more recently been doing the rounds on the Internet, and that can be viewed here:
Bowling For Soup are:
Jaret Reddick – guitar and vocals
Chris Burney – guitar
Erik Chandler – bass and backing vocals
Gary Wiseman – drummer
Bowling For Soup can be found here:
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Official Website – bowlingforsoup.com