Ten tours to top off 2014

We don’t mean to depress/excite you, but Christmas isn’t that far away (click here for a handy countdown) and soon enough it will be New Year’s Eve and 2014 will be over. Boom. Another year gone. Read more about Ten tours to top off 2014

Erik Chandler Interview – Saying goodbye, secret projects & slang

When I heard that Bowling For Soup were planning on making this UK tour their last, my heart was on the verge of breaking. Having seen them every year for as long as I can remember, the thought of them not gracing our shores twice a year was one I didn’t even want to consider. Read more about Erik Chandler Interview – Saying goodbye, secret projects & slang

Nineteen reasons why we love ya, Bowling For Soup

It feels like just yesterday we were buying their debut single and trying to find somewhere in the UK to buy tartan pants to fit our 14-year-old butts.

My, they grow up fast these days… Read more about Nineteen reasons why we love ya, Bowling For Soup

Patent Pending & Bowling For Soup’s Erik Chandler announce UK tour

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Patent Pending and Erik Chandler are coming to the UK for a co-headlining tour.

Following a hugely successful debut trip to the UK and Ireland last October, New York’s Patent Pending have announced they will be returning in April for their first British headline tour. The band will play a string of dates alongside co-headliner Erik Chandler, bassist for Texan pop-rockers Bowling For Soup. Read more about Patent Pending & Bowling For Soup’s Erik Chandler announce UK tour

Erik Chandler – Bowling For Soup Interview

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Can you believe the One Big Happy Tour marks Bowling For Soup’s 30th visit to the UK? That’s an impressive number – even for a band who have been together for eighteen years – but not hard to believe if you’ve ever seen them live. Read more about Erik Chandler – Bowling For Soup Interview

One Big Happy Tour Review – Bowling For Soup, The Dollyrots, Patent Pending

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The One Big Happy Tour is exactly that – the bands are happy, the music is happy and the fans are happy. Leave your skinny jeans and your side-swept fringes at the door, emo kids. The One Big Happy Tour is a start-to-finish fun-fest, and we loved every second of it.

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The Dollyrots Interview

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Ahead of their One Big Happy show with Bowling For Soup and Patent Pending in Leeds, we hung out with Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas – AKA The Dollyrots – to chat about what it’s like touring with Bowling For Soup, their plans for future and to quiz them on their British slang. Read more about The Dollyrots Interview

Review: Bowling for Soup Presents One Big Happy

Just in case we weren’t suitably excited about Bowling For Soup bringing their brand of timeless pop-rock to our shores, their One Big Happy album has sealed the deal.

Ahead of their tour with Patent Pending and The Dollyrots, the three bands have got together to record a collection of songs – new and covers of each other – resulting in ten cracking tracks and about half an hour of awesome music. Read more about Review: Bowling for Soup Presents One Big Happy