Having won rave reviews for their appearances at Slam Dunk Festival in the UK and for their first European shows in fifteen years, Bowling For Soup have more exciting news to share.

The Grammy nominated Texan pop punk favourites – frontman / guitarist Jaret Reddick, bassist Rob Felicetti, guitarist Chris Burney and drummer Gary Wiseman, have just announced their second Greatest Hits album. Songs People Actually Liked – Volume 2 – The Next 6 Years (2004 – 2009) covers the most successful period in Bowling For Soup’s history and includes many of their biggest hits and most well known songs. Unlike many other bands Greatest Hits albums, Songs People Actually Liked – Volume 2 follows on from Volume 1 (released back in 2015) in featuring all brand new recordings of all songs included on the album. “SPALV2” (for short) will be released on the 25th of August through Que-So / Brando Records.

Alongside their global smash hit 1985 and long time favourite / lesson for life High School Never Ends, live set staples Almost and Ohio (Come Back To Texas) are present. They are alongside other favourites such as My Wena, My Hometown and No Hablo Ingles. Check out the artwork and track list for Songs People Actually Liked Volume 2 below:

Bowling For Soup – Songs People Actually Liked – Volume 2 The Next 6 Years (2004 – 2009) Track List

  1. 1985
  2. High School Never Ends
  3. Almost
  4. When We Die
  5. Ohio (Come Back To Texas)
  6. No Hablo Inglés
  7. Friends O’ Mine
  8. My Hometown
  9. My Wena
  10. BFFF
  11. I’m Gay
  12. Trucker Hat
  13. Two-Seater

For a first taste of Songs People Actually Liked – Volume 2 – check out the re-recorded smash hit 1985 – available on your streaming platform of choice now! Songs People Actually Liked Volume 2 is available to pre-save in full on this link.

A variety of pre-orders are also available, including signed vinyl, CD and digital download. Pre-order from the BFS US online store on this link, and the BFS UK online shop on this link

Here are some thoughts from BFS main man Jaret Reddick about the upcoming Volume 2 of their Greatest Hits:

“Having a “Greatest Hits” is one of things you sort of dream about as a kid, but deep down, it’s more if a fantasy really. Now here we are realizing our second and we have nearly made it to half way through our career.

I was nervous about these songs. Sonically, on the originals, they were already “there.” But I think like everything in our band, the years add something to the luster, and it certainly happened here!

The songs are still intact with their original selves. But I think you will feel a different energy. In a good way.”

Bowling For Soup recently announced a huge UK tour for February 2024 and the tickets have been flying out the door! Joining Bowling For Soup on this trek will be their good friends and fellow Slam Dunk Festival Dickies Stage performers, US ska punk favourites Less Than Jake! Having toured together multiple times in North America over the last eighteen months, Bowling For Soup and Less Than Jake are delighted to team up for a full tour on British soil. Opening up the tour will be alt country rockers Vandoliers.

Of the eight shows originally announced for the tour, both Manchester and Leeds are COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! A second Manchester date has been added due to overwhelming demand, and will now kick off the tour on the 15th of February. The tour will also take in shows in Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Hull, Glasgow, Cardiff and finishing up at the world famous Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London on February 24th. The full list of dates is as follows:

Bowling For Soup February 2024 UK Tour w/ Less Than Jake & Vandoliers

15th – Manchester – Academy – new show added due to overwhelming demand!
16th – Wolverhampton – The Civic At The Halls
17th – Manchester – Academy – SOLD OUT
18th – Leeds – The Refectory – SOLD OUT
19th – Newcastle – O2 City Hall
21st – Hull – Bonus Arena
22nd – Glasgow – O2 Academy
23rd – Cardiff – International Arena
24th – London – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

Tickets for the tour are on sale from AEG and Live Nation. For full details check your ticket provider of choice or visit https://www.bowlingforsoup.com.

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