Southern California ska-punk stalwart Reel Big Fish has been blazing a trail of angst-filled, shenanigan-loaded rock for 15 years now. And it seems their legendary summer treks are always a rite of passage for fans. This summer will be no different when the band takes its hi-jinx brand of ska/punk rock to the main stage of the Vans Warped Tour on a daily basis.
Touring in support of their self-produced Monkeys For Nothin’ And The Chimps For Free release, singer Aaron Barrett is anxious to hit the road.
" We can't wait to get back out on tour and get our hands dirty,” Barrett declares, “and since it's the Warped Tour, probably everything else dirty too. Oh and playing music will be fun as well! "
In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard the new tunes on Monkeys For Nothin’ And The Chimps For Free expect weirder and sillier songs this time around. The record covers classic Reel Big Fish fare, including random gibberish, love songs, hate songs, drinking songs and even songs about girlfriends (even though the band members are all married now).
"It's everything you ever wanted, needed and never expected from Reel Big Fish," Barrett points out.
Currently in the studio working on a hush-hush, top secret project of epic proportions, please stay tuned for further details.
Having just won over a bevy of fans in Mexico City last month, RBF will play Brazil for the first time in the fall after Warped Tour wraps up.
For more information see www.reel-big-fish.com and www.myspace.com/reelbigfish.
CATCH REEL BIG FISH ON THE VANS WARPED TOUR THIS SUMMER:
June 20 @ Fairplex Park – Pomona, CA
June 21 @ Pier 30/32 - San Francisco, CA
June 22 @ Seaside Park - Ventura, CA
June 25 @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
June 26 @ New Mexico State University - Intramural Field - Las Cruces, NM
June 28 @ Utah State Fair - Salt Lake City, UT
June 29 @ Invesco Field At Mile High - Denver, CO
July 1 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St Louis - Maryland Heights, MO
July 2 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Bonner Springs, KS
July 3 @ Superpages.com Center (formerly Smirnoff Music Center) - Dallas, TX
July 5 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Selma, TX
July 6 @ Sam Houston Race Park - Houston, TX
July 9 @ Lakewood Exhibition Center - Atlanta, GA
July 10 @ Central Florida Fairgrounds - Orlando, FL
July 11 @ Vinoy Park – St. Petersburg, FL
July 12 @ Bicentennial Park - Miami, FL
July 13 @ St Johns County Fairgrounds - Elkton, FL
July 14 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Charlotte, NC
July 15 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, VA
July 16 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
July 17 @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City - Cleveland, OH
July 18 @ Comerica Park - Detroit, MI
July 19 @ Downsview Park Allen Road - Toronto, ON
July 20 @ Park Jean Drapeau - Montreal, QC
July 23 @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts - Mansfield, MA
July 24 @ Darien Lake P.A.C. - Darien Center, NY
July 25 @ Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ
July 26 @ Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY
July 27 @ Toyota Pavilion - Scranton, PA
July 28 @ Raceway Park - Englishtown, NJ
July 29 @ Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake - Pittsburgh, PA
July 30 @ Riverbend Amphitheatre - Cincinnati, OH
July 31 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Noblesville, IN
Aug 1 @ Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee, WI
Aug 2 @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
Aug 3 @ Canterbury Park - Shakopee, MN
Aug 5 @ Credit Union Centre - Saskatoon, SK
Aug 6 @ Race City Speedway - Calgary, AB
Aug 8 @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre - Nampa, ID
Aug 9 @ Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA
Aug 10 @ Columbia Meadows - St. Helens, OR
Aug 13 @ Save Mart Center - Fresno, CA
Aug 14 @ Coors Amphitheater - Chula Vista, CA
Aug 15 @ Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
Aug 16 @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre - Marysville, CA
Aug 17 @ The Home Depot Center - Carson, CA