Preview: Bowling For Soup at O2 Guildhall, Southampton

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They’re the band all the bad guys (and girls) want! Bowling For Soup are bringing their ‘How About Another Round’ tour to UK venues this year, hitting the O2 Guildhall in Southampton on the 13th February after having said their farewells to the UK in 2013. But who’s complaining?

Bowling For Soup formed in Texas in 1994 and hit it big with their single ‘Girl All the Bad Guys Want’ in 2002, which was nominated for a Grammy in 2003. Their fourth album Drunk Enough to Dance hit 14th in the UK charts whilst their fifth studio album The Hangover You Don’t Deserve became the bands first and only US Top 40 album, in 2004. Since forming the band have released ten studio albums and several compilation albums.

A mix of pop punk and alternative rock, Bowling For Soup were the soundtrack to many teenage lives in the Noughties, offering powerful riffs and trademark humorous lyrics. The band are very much in touch with their fans, using PledgeMusic to raise money for their 2013 album Lunch. Drunk. Love and their best-of album Songs People Actually Liked Volume 1. Pledgers were given the chance to vote for the title and content of the albums as well as getting early access to the work.

The band announced they wouldn’t be doing any more UK tours in 2013 stating personal and financial reasons, however in June 2015 they released a statement saying “it was farewell, not goodbye,” and announced their current UK tour.  They will be playing alongside support acts The Dollyrots and Lacey.

Tickets for Bowling for Soup at the O2 Guildhall in Southampton on the 13th February are available here

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