Two of the more popular acts of the Ska/Punk explosion of the 1990s are teaming up for a co-headlining tour this summer. The groups (with special guests Dog Party) skank into Cincinnati's Bogart's on July 3.
Tickets go on sale Friday (May 3) at 10 a.m. here.
The costumed caped Ska/Punk/Pop crusaders Aquabats are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. In recent years, the band has been featured in kids-oriented TV shows, including their own The Aquabats! Super Show! A soundtrack album culled from music for the show is being released in June.
In a press release, The Aquabats' Christian Jacobs says, "We haven’t been on the road for a while so… this is going to be most fun! We’ve been friends with Aaron and the Reel Big Fish-ermen for over 20 years now and after all this time, it still feels like we’re just goofing around, playing music and having fun with no other motives than to goof around, play music and have fun! We can’t wait to see everyone again!”
Reel Big Fish also formed in the ’90s and had a breakthrough hit with their song "Sell Out." The long-running group has been touring almost non-stop ever since. Last year the band released its ninth album, Life Sucks...Let's Dance.
"Come out and party like it's 1997 with two bands who have been making fools of themselves on stage for your entertainment for over 20 years!!," Reel Big Fish frontperson Aaron Barrett says of the tour in the release. "If you don't have a good time, it's because you hate fun!!! "