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Reel Big Fish announce European tour dates

California ska-punk veterans Reel Big Fish have announced some European tour dates to take place this fall.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Reel Big Fish’s latest full-length album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.



Lineup announced for Warped Tour UK (Anti-Flag, Reel Big Fish, Forever Came Calling and more)

Haven’t done a Warped Tour Wednesday post in a while, so here goes!

The initial lineup has been announced for the 2015 edition of the Vans Warped Tour UK Presented by Monster Energy. Co-headlining the event will be Asking Alexandria and Black Veil Brides. Amongst the other performers are Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Forever Came Calling, Rob Lynch, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, Memphis May Fire and a bunch more. Check out the full rundown below.

The Vans Warped Tour UK Presented by Monster Energy takes place October 18th at London’s Alexandra Palace. Tickets are available here.



Less Than Jake announce more US/Canada dates with Reel Big Fish

Photo credit – Jodie Cunningham

It might seem like Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish were just on the road together for a whole bunch of North American tour dates (because they were), but that’s not stopping them from getting right back out there late this spring!

Based on the overwhelming success of their six-week tour this winter, LTJ and RBF will head out for another six weeks-or-so in May and June. The jaunt kicks off May 7th in Tempe, Arizona, and runs through June 27th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (March 27th), but pre-sale bundles are available here today. Support on this tour will come from The Interrupters and Ballyhoo; head below to see the full rundown.

Less Than Jake released their latest album See The Light in November of 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords.



Kemuri announce 20th anniversary Japanese shows with Skankin’ Pickle, Less Than Jake & Reel Big Fish

Japanese ska-punk veterans Kemuri have announced they will be three shows in honor of their 20th anniversary this September, and they will be joined by a reunited Skankin’ Pickle, as well as Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish. Dates and locations can be found below.

Kemuri recently announced plans to put out a new record in the United States through Asian Man Records this April. The band’s latest full-length Rampant was released in 2014.



DS Photo Gallery: Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Authority Zero at The Regency Ballroom SF

Last Tuesday, The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco played host to three amazing bands – Authority Zero, Reel Big Fish, and Less Than Jake. The fans turned out in droves, and the energy exuded was something you would typically see at a weekend show, not on a Tuesday night. All three bands were meant to perform together – they share a similar style of music, and there was a definite progression from band to band. Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake have split headlining duties this tour, and during their SF stop, LTJ was tasked with rounding the evening out. Brilliant!

Authority Zero plays a unique blend of ska, punk, funk, and reggae, and is one of my favorite bands to see open a night. Half-full venue? No problem. No one dancing? Not yet. Authority Zero changes all that and before they’ve wrapped up their set, the crowd has filled in, legs are loose, and everyone is warmed up. I love the band’s intros and bridges and so do fans – with jumps, kicks, skanks, fists, and woah’s abound. I would love to see some new material from these guys.

It has been a couple of years since I last saw Reel Big Fish and I gotta say it was much better than I remembered. I’ve been a fan of RBF since my wee teen years, and have watched the band progress and really solidify their presence in the ska/punk world. It’s like a trip down memory land every time the guys come into town. The band played a lot of material off “Turn The Radio Off” and “Everything Sucks”, and during “She’s Got a Girlfriend Now”, saxophonist Matt Appleton filled in on female vocals. Amazing! He sounded like a young Gwen Stefani! The band seemed to really be enjoying themselves, and it shone through in the music. There was only one thing that could make this night better – Less Than Jake.

I was as happy as a little girl as the Gainesville natives prepared to take the stage. The band was fundamental in my musical upbringing, and really holds a special place in my heart. It had been several years since I last saw LTJ, and I admit I was a bit anxious to see what their set list would offer – but I was extremely pleased with the amount of ‘old stuff’ that they played. I always prefer that bands I like perform my favorite songs later in the event, so I can get my shots out of the way. Of course, I have no say in the matter, so it’s always a balance when I’m still in the photo pit and a song like “Nervous In The Alley” comes on. Do I dance or do I shoot? Why not a little of both? Alas, three songs are up and I’m out of the photo pit, time to secure gear and head to the dance pit, where I stayed the rest of the night. To my delight, the band played a substantial amount of songs from “Losing Streak”, “Pezcore”, and “Hello Rockview”, probably some of my favorite albums of all time. The climax of the night came with the performance of “Johnny Quest Thinks We’re Sellouts”. There’s nothing as saddening as seeing LTJ and them not performing “Johnny Quest”, and there’s nothing more gratifying than when they do. It was epic and that memory will remain with me forever.

Did you know there is a PacMan cereal? And did you know that Less Than Jake created its theme song? It’s called “Do The Pacman” and it is full of childhood fun. The band announced the news and proceeded to play the song no less than three times during the rest of their set, complete with choreographed dance. I love bands that don’t get caught up on all this punk politics, and just like to have fun. You can view the song, along with dance, here.

Have a look at all the shots all three bands below.

***Big thanks to Vinnie from LTJ, Vanessa from Fat, and Snodgrass for helping me with entry for this event. Much appreciated!!***



Reel Big Fish to play “Turn The Radio Off” and “Why Do They Rock So Hard?” at upcoming Agoura Hills, CA show

California ska-punk veterans Reel Big Fish have announced a special show at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA next Saturday, February 21st. What makes it so special is they’re gonna be playing nothing but their classic albums Turn The Radio Off and Why Do They Rock So Hard?.

Tickets for the show, which will take place the day after the band’s US tour with Less Than Jake and Authority Zero wraps up, can be purchased here.

Reel Big Fish recently released a holiday-themed EP titled Happy Skalidays, which you can listen to here. Their latest full-length album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.



Full Set Video: Reel Big Fish live @ House of Blues Chicago (Jan. 21st, 2015)

California ska veterans Reel Big Fish are currently touring the US with Less Than Jake and Authority Zero, and high quality, multi-cam footage of their show at the House of Blues in Chicago has made its way online, courtesy of Yahoo Screen Live!

Check it out below if you’ve got an hour and 12 minutes to kill, and head over here to see if they’re stopping near you on tour.

Reel Big Fish recently released a holiday-themed EP titled Happy Skalidays, which you can listen to here. Their latest full-length album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.



Reel Big Fish stream festive new EP “Happy Skalidays”

California ska veterans Reel Big Fish are streaming their festive new EP Happy Skalidays in its entirety! Grab some hot cocoa and give the 6-song EP a listen below.

In case you haven’t already heard, the band will be touring the US with Less Than Jake and Authority Zero early next year. Their latest full-length album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.



Reel Big Fish reveal details on holiday EP “Happy Skalidays”

Ska legends Reel Big Fish have announced that their first holiday albumHappy Skalidays, will be released on December 15th. Just in time to get you in the spirit, the above artwork will mark this 6 song, digital only EP.

The band will also take part in a winter co-headline tour of the US with Less Than Jake and special guests Authority Zero. You can check out those dates below along with more info on the holiday album.

Reel Big Fish’s latest album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 on Rock Ridge Music.



Reel Big Fish announce holiday EP “Happy Skalidays”

Ska legends Reel Big Fish have announced that they will release their first holiday album Happy Skalidays, as a digital only EP. According to a press articleHappy Skalidays will feature the band’s twisted spin on your favorite holiday classics, plus some original tracks that “your grandmother and drunk uncle will love skanking to at this year’s family gatherings”. The release date and track listing are to be announced soon.

Reel Big Fish’s latest album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 on Rock Ridge Music. The band just announced a U.S. tour with Less Than Jake and Authority Zero.



Less Than Jake announce US tour with Reel Big Fish & Authority Zero

Gainesville ska-punk staples Less Than Jake have announced they will be spending the first two months of 2015 touring the US with Reel Big Fish and Authority Zero. Check out the dates and locations below.

Less Than Jake released their latest album See The Light in November of 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords. After wrapping things up on this tour, they will immediately head overseas to tour Europe with Yellowcard.



Reel Big Fish working on new Christmas album

Ska legends Reel Big Fish have posted a short clip of themselves in the studio working on their upcoming Christmas album, and you can check it out over here.

No release date has been set for the album, but we’ll keep you all posted as more details come to light. Reel Big Fish’s latest album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 on Rock Ridge Music.



Reel Big Fish announce updated summer tour dates

As before, the third leg of Reel Big Fish‘s “Don’t Stop Skankin’ Tour” just keeps getting longer and longer…

Today the long running third wave ska act has announced additional dates to their previously announced US and UK/Fall tour dates all summer. If you don’t see them coming near you, don’t fret: the band promises to reveal even more dates before they hit the road. The tour will see support from Survay Says!.

Reel Big Fish’s latest album, Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 on Rock Ridge Music.



Tour Date Update: Reel Big Fish announce June US dates

The third leg of Reel Big Fish‘s “Don’t Stop Skankin’ Tour” just keeps getting longer and longer…

Today, Mr. Barrett and the fellas announced a bunch of US tour dates that’ll keep them on the road stateside until their jaunt across the pond in July and August. Check out the new dates below.

Reel Big Fish’s latest album “Candy Coated Fury” was released in July, 2012 on Rock Ridge Music. In case you missed it, check out our recent video interview with Aaron and Johnny Christmas right here.



DS Exclusive: Entertaining interview with Reel Big Fish’s Aaron Barrett and Johnny Christmas

On March 19th, at the Upstate Concert Hall (outside of Albany, NY), I had a chance to hang backstage with Reel Big Fish and do a lil’ Q & A. I specifically talked with Aaron Barrett (Vocals/Guitar) and Johnny Christmas (Trumpet/Backing Vox). These guys as you know are always a barrel of fun to be around.

We discussed touring, the recent retirement of long-time trombone player Dan Regan and his successor Billy Kottage. We also got some great footage and the interview is very entertaining as you would expect. Check it out below, as we discuss professionalism vs. well the opposite of being professional and how that keeps Reel Big Fish going. Don’t Stop Skankin!