Pop punk legends Bowling For Soup have just released a brand-new single titled ‘Getting Old Sucks (But Everybody’s Doing It)’. The song is about the grim fate that no one can avoid, but hey, on the bright side, at least it’s happening to everyone else.
Along with the song, there is also an accompanying video in which we see Jaret, Gary, Chris and Rob adjust to the challenges of getting older – in a manner of speaking – while still rocking out in time honoured, tongue-in-cheek Bowling For Soup style.
Frontman Jaret Reddick explains how the song came to be, and a little more information about the video:
“I’ve had the tag line / title of this song for a really long time. I just couldn’t quite get the right vibe or mindset to write it. Oddly enough, it took Rob, the young guy in the band, sending me some music that needed lyrics and a little massaging…and here we are!
I also need to note that the puppets in the video were made by a teenage girl and her family made the video for us! It’s so perfect!”
The song is available on all major streaming platforms here, and is the first single from the bands since their 2020 release, ‘Alexa Bliss’.
The band is also about to make their return to the United Kingdom in the spring of 2022 on their rescheduled ‘Surf the UK tour, which will feature support from Lit and The Dolly rots. Tickets for the tour are now on sale here.
The full list of rescheduled shows is as follows:
Bowling For Soup Surf The UK – April 2022 Tour Dates
12th – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
14th – Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby
15th – Scarborough Spa, Scarborough
17th – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
18th – Riviera International Centre – The Forum, Torquay
19th – Swansea Bragwyn Hall, Swansea
21st – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
22nd – Margate Winter Gardens, Margate
All existing tickets for the original dates will be valid. If you cannot make the rescheduled dates, please contact your ticket provider. VIP tickets offering a selection of extra Bowling For Soup experiences and merch are also available (Full details of the VIP experience will be confirmed nearer the time subject to world events).