Bowling For Soup's 11th studio album, Pop Drunk Snot Bread, is now out for the listening pleasure of all. The album has had a brilliant response from both fans and the music press, so thank you very much to all of you who have covered the album and the band's recent Crowd Surf The UK Tour.
For the tour closing, album release celebration show at London's Brixton Academy this past Saturday, the Bowling For Soup extended family came together to give the thousands in attendance a show like no other. Kicking the show off solo with a rendition of their anthem of dealing with the difficulties of life, Turbulence, Jaret dedicated the performance of the song, and the whole show to Gary. Following this, Lacey drummer Dave Pearson, Lit drummer Taylor Carroll, BFS bassist Rob Felicetti, Jaret himself and even AEG Vice President Steve Homer (who originally brought Bowling For Soup to the UK for the first time) took turns behind the drum kit for an assortment of Bowling For Soup classics and new favourites from Pop Drunk Snot Bread. A triumph in adversity, and a show no one - band, crew, friends and fans will ever forget.
A few days prior to the release of Pop Drunk Snot Bread, drummer Gary Wiseman was taken ill just before the Swansea date of their Crowd Surf The UK Tour. Firm believers in the expression "The Show Must Go On", frontman Jaret Reddick and bassist Rob Felicetti hastily reconfigured the show from a full band show to an acoustic one (the type they will be performing across England next month). Gary subsequently had to return home to America for medical attention. Similar shows followed on the next two days of the tour in Bexhill and Margate, with a mixture of acoustic and full band performances involving Jaret, Rob, BFS guitarist Chris Burneyand members of their touring partners Lit and The Dollyrots.
Frontman Jaret Reddick and bassist Rob Felicetti return to the UK for the rescheduled Acoustic sing-a-long with Jaret and Rob tour next month.
Photos by: Gianmarco R.