As the UK continues through the hottest summer it’s known for quite some time, that also means that Bowling For Soup’s Jaret Reddick is getting ever closer to his UK return in September. Twelve months on from the original Heartache and Hilarity tour, Jaret is returning to play five shows in the UK on the Heartache and Hilarity Too tour, before going on to play a handful of shows in other parts of Europe.

Jaret isn’t coming by himself, and wants to let everyone know just who will be joining him for the very special Heartache and Hilarity evenings. There will be not one but two special guests! First up will be Jaret’s longtime friends and collaborators The Dollyrots! The Californian bubblegum punk favourites are no stranger to Bowling For Soup audiences, having toured the UK with BFS a couple of times over the last decade or so. Kelly and Luis have just completed a handful of dates on the last Vans Warped Tour and will be playing some shows stateside before gearing up for Heartache and Hilarity Too. You can check out the video for Mermaid off their 2017 hit album Whiplash Splash below:

Taking their place on Heartache and Hilarity Too alongside Jaret and The Dollyrots will be Nottingham natives Lacey. The band are currently whiled away working on their eagerly awaited second album. Having been part of the “How About Another Round” tour in early 2016 with Bowling For Soup and The Dollyrots, they’ve hit the road with the likes of Mallory Knox, Motion City Soundtrack and many more. Lacey drummer Dave Pearson is very eager to once again hit the road with Jaret:

“Touring with Jaret and the BFS family is always the best time and we feel very lucky to have been invited back – we’re excited to rework our songs acoustically to tug on a few heartstrings, and to hear some of Jaret’s stories – none of which we hope are anything to do with him getting us embarrassingly drunk on tour buses and cruise ships…”

Jaret Reddick w/ The Dollyrots and Lacey – Heartache & Hilarity Too UK – September 2018

15th – Birmingham – O2 Institute 2 – Tickets
16th – Liverpool – Arts Club – Tickets
17th – Sheffield – The Plug – Tickets
18th – Cardiff – The Globe – Tickets
19th – London – Dingwalls – Tickets

Tickets for all dates of Heartache and Hilarity Too are on sale at the links above and on all the usual online ticketing retailers.

Here’s the thoughts of the man himself, Jaret Reddick, about his upcoming UK tour:

“I am beyond stoked to return to the UK for Heartache and Hilarity Too! And yes, I spelled that right! This is gonna be an all new, same idea, with lots of added bits show that will certainly make everyone sing, laugh and maybe even tear up a bit! Can. Not. Wait.”

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