2022 is shaping up to be the biggest year in recent memory for Bowling For Soup. The Grammy nominated Texan pop punk quartet are today unveiling their brand new single “I Wanna Be Brad Pitt”. An ode to one of Hollywood’s finest actors, it’s a homage to Brad delivered in a way that only Bowling For Soup can.
The video for the single, featuring one of “Brad’s biggest fans” as well as your favourite pop punk band, can be enjoyed below:
Here’s Bowling For Soup main man Jaret Reddick on why “BFS” have penned a tribute to one of Hollywood’s finest:
“Everyone who knows me, knows I love Brad Pitt. I got this chorus in my head while driving one day, and really, the rest kinda just wrote itself. I wanted the song to be a thoughtful tribute and not sacrifice the homage by making fun of him or things in his life. So that’s the direction I went and when it still got laughs from the band, I knew I had hit it out of the park.”
Bowling For Soup can also reveal today that I Wanna Be Brad Pitt is the latest single to be released from their upcoming new album Pop Drunk Snot Bread. Recorded in September 2021 in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, with longtime collaborator Linus Of Hollywood handling production duties alongside Jaret, Pop Drunk Snot Bread is the 11th studio album by Bowling For Soup and first since 2016’s Drunk Dynasty. Pop Drunk Snot Bread will be released on the 22nd of April 2022 through Brando / Que-So Records.
I Wanna Be Brad Pitt will join other recently released singles on Pop Drunk Snot Bread. These include the global hit Alexa Bliss (which recently passed 4 million views on YouTube alone), last years’ smash Getting Old Sucks (But Everybody’s Doing It) and Killin’ ‘Em With Kindness. The full tracklisting for the album will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Pop Drunk Snot Bread is available to pre-save on your digital platform of choice on this link. Pre-order physical bundles will also be available from the band very soon.
Thanks to COVID-19 forcing tours to be rescheduled, the UK is being treated to a double dose of Bowling For Soup live this Spring. First up is the band’s Crowdsurf The UK Tour in the company of support acts Lit and The Dollyrots and DJ Matt Stocks this April. The Torquay date on this tour has been postponed due to issues with the venue beyond the band’s control. It will be rescheduled as soon as possible. A new show in Bristol has been added for the same day. Information about the full run of shows can be found below:
Bowling For Soup Crowdsurf The UK – April 2022 Tour Dates
12th – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
13th – O2 Academy, Glasgow*
14th – Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby
15th – Scarborough Spa, Scarborough
16th – O2 Academy, Birmingham*
17th – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
18th – Riviera International Centre – The Forum, Torquay POSTPONED
18th – O2 Academy, Bristol (New Show)
19th – Swansea Bragwyn Hall, Swansea
21st – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
22nd – Margate Winter Gardens, Margate
23rd – O2 Brixton Academy, London*
Tickets for all shows are on sale now from AEG – https://www.aegpresents.co.uk/events/detail/bowling-for-soup-3.
All existing tickets for the original dates rescheduled from 2021 will be valid. If you cannot make the rescheduled dates, please contact your ticket provider. VIP tickets offering a selection of extra Bowling For Soup experiences and merch are also available (Full details of the VIP experience will be confirmed nearer the time subject to world events).
VIP tickets are available from: http://www.bowlingforsoup.com
Following the Crowdsurf The UK Tour, Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick and bassist Rob Felicetti will be back in England in late May for the Acoustic Sing-A-Long With Jaret and Rob tour. All tickets from the original dates remain valid for the new shows. Jaret and Rob will be supported on these shows by Ted from Don’t Panic and UK pop/alt rockers Lacey. The full list of shows is as follows:
Bowling For Soup Acoustic Sing-A-Long With Jaret & Rob – May 2022 UK Tour Dates:
22nd – Bristol – Thekla
23rd – Cambridge – The Junction
24th – Sheffield – The Leadmill
25th – Stoke – The Sugarmill
26th – Huddersfield – The Parish
28th – Southend – Chinnery’s
29th – Guildford – The Boiler Room
30th – London – The 100 Club
For ticket information and links, please visit www.bowlingforsoup.com.