BOUNCING SOULS 20TH ANNIVERSARY!!!!!
Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary * Stream New Song, "Ghosts On The Boardwalk," * Announce New York and Philadelphia Performances w/ Lifetime and 7 Seconds * Two-Week Stint on Vans Warped Tour * + Canadian Tour w/ Youth Brigade and Off With Their Heads!
2009 has been an extremely busy year so far for New Jersey punk legends, The Bouncing Souls, as they continue to celebrate their 20 year anniversary!
Starting in January, The Bouncing Souls, and their label, Chunksaah Records, announced they'd release a brand new song to their fans on the first of every month (seven new tracks to date as of this week), premiered an amazing new video for March's new song, "Airpoirt Security," performed at this year's SXSW Music Marathon, toured the States with good friends Dillinger 4, The Loved Ones, Black President, The AKAs and more, showed homage to Record Store Day with an in-store acoustic performance at Generation Records in New York City, flew to play Alaska for the first time where Mount Redoubt's first eruption in 20 years (coincidence?) left the band temporarily stranded, toured South America for the first time ever, and are currently finishing up a European tour.
Now, taking us into the second half of 2009, The Bouncing Souls are poised to take part in even more unforgettable festivities, as they prepare for a series of celebratory shows coming to the New York and Philadelphia area w/ special guests Lifetime, 7 Seconds, and more this August, a two-week stint on the Vans Warped Tour, another late Summer European tour, and a recently announced Fall tour of Canada w/ Youth Brigade and Off With Their Heads, all in conjunction with their current series of new releases (available at their label's website, Chunksaah.com, and streaming on the band's Myspace and Facebook pages).
Starting today, you can stream the band's new song for the month of July, entitled, "Ghosts On The Boardwalk." Says Souls bassist Bryan Kienlen of the new song, "Once again the Jersey Shore has invaded the lyrics of a Souls song. Really, it's a song about breaking out of the negative clouds that tend to gather around our heads. Sometimes just looking at your immediate surroundings, but from a different perspective, can change everything. In our case, it was the basic elements that make up our little corner of the world, where the city meets the sea. We love the Jersey shore. Have we mentioned that lately? Stream "Ghosts On The Boardwalk" here!
For the past 20 years, The Bouncing Souls have been considered by many to be one of the leading and greatest bands in the post-Ramones / Misfits era of punk rock. Making a name for themselves with amazing albums such as The Good The Bad and The Argyle, Maniacal Laughter, Hopeless Romantic, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Anchors Aweigh, and The Gold Record, and high profile tours with the likes of Alkaline Trio, Green Day, Strike Anywhere, Dropkick Murphy's, Against Me, My Chemical Romance, Hot Water Music, Flogging Molly, Social Distortion, NOFX, Rancid, Youth Brigade, and many more, The Bouncing Souls are one of the most exciting and celebrated bands in the history of punk rock music.
* The Bouncing Souls will take part in four headlining performances taking place from August 20th - August 23rd at New York's Webster Hall, and Philadelphia's Trocadero Theater. Joining the band will be long-time friends Lifetime, 7 Seconds, None More Black and Avail frontman Tim Barry (check out the band's complete tour itinerary below).
Click to stream The Bouncing Souls 20 Year Anniversary songs January - July here!
Tracklist for 20 Year Anniversary (so far)
Gasoline (released in January)
We All Sing Along (released in February)
Airport Security (released in March)
Dubs Says True (released in April)
I Think That The World (released in May)
Mental Bits (released in June)
Ghosts On The Boardwalk (released today for the month of July!)
The Bouncing Souls Live!
Jul 1 2009 Alter Stadtbanhoff Scweinfurt
Jul 2 2009 Universum Stuttgart
Jul 3 2009 Vainstream Festival Munster
Jul 4 2009 Vainstream Festival Weisbaden
Jul 5 2009 With Full Force Festival Roitzjora
Jul 6 2009 Rock For People Festival Hradek
USA / Vans Warped Tour
Jul 22 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jul 23 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte, North Carolina
Jul 24 2009 Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando, Florida
Jul 25 2009 Cruzan Amphitheatre Miami, Florida
Jul 26 2009 Vinoy Park St. Petersburg, Florida
Jul 28 2009 Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta
Jul 29 2009 Riverbend Amphitheatre Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 30 2009 Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jul 31 2009 Comerica Park Detroit, Michigan
Aug 1 2009 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Chicago, Illinois
Aug 2 2009 Canterbury Park Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 3 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, Missouri
Aug 4 2009 Capitol Federal Park At Sandstone Kansas City, Kansas