Bowling For Soup & Reel Big Fish Come to St. Augustine
The Amp is thrilled to welcome pop-punk band Bowling For Soup and ska-punk heroes Reel Big Fish with guest Nerf Herder to St. Augustine as they play the Backyard Stage at The Amp on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Tickets are on sale NOW!
This summer, ska-punk and pop-punk worlds will collide on the just announced Bowling For Soup & Reel Big Fish co-headline tour! Bowling For Soup's Jaret Reddick says, "There are those bands with which the fans tell you "you should tour with them'. Often times, you make friends with those bands, and you always say to one another, ‘we GOTTA tour together.’ Well, both those things have been happening for years, and this summer, while on the final cross country Vans Warped Tour, Aaron from Reel Big Fish and I decided we were going to make it happen! And we did! I could NOT be more excited for this summer! Two of the most fun bands on the planet together at last! People will have sore faces from smiling after this one!" In trademark fashion, Reel Big Fish frontman Aaron Barrett adds, “We’re still doing that tour? I thought I pulled the plug on that terrible idea a long time ago!“
2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Bowling For Soup’s long-celebrated career as a band. Over the years, the Dallas bred fun-loving, pioneers of pop-punk have released 10 studio albums, that generated mainstream success with hit singles like “1985,” “Almost” and “Girl All The Bad Guys Want,” and countless tours performing for millions of fans around the world. Recently, Bowling For Soup released a live album and DVD dubbed 'Older, Fatter, Still The Greatest Ever – Live From Brixton,' that perfectly captured the band’s relentless spirit and acclaimed cultural significance in the pop-punk stratosphere.
As one of the key mid-90's ska-punk bands to emerge out of Southern California's third wave ska scene, along with acts like No Doubt and Sublime, Reel Big Fish's popularity hasn't faltered over the years. Distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, sarcastic humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska, the group continues to tour the world playing shows to a hardcore fanbase that's as devoted as ever. The band's 9th studio LP, 'Life Sucks...Let's Dance' was released in late- 2018 and has garnered some of the best reviews of their lengthy career.
Pioneers of the late 90’s Pop-Punk and Geek Rock movements, Nerf Herder are perhaps best known for their powerful theme to the iconic Joss Whedon TV show, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”. Formed in Santa Barbara, California, in 1994, Nerf Herder was signed to major label Arista Records soon after their ironic tribute “Van Halen” stormed the Modern Rock charts in 1996. The video for their follow-up single, “Sorry”, featured Mark Hamill and Miguel Ferrer, and played regularly on MTV. Following years saw the band touring the world multiple times, and releasing a number of albums on various labels, including esteemed indie punk label Fat Wreck Chords and novelty powerhouse Oglio Records.
$31.00 – Advanced Purchase General Admission
$35.00 – Day of Show General Admission
Gates 6:00 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.