The Bouncing Souls Announce U.S. West Coast Tour Dates
w/ AJJ, Get Dead, The Bombpops
New Album Simplicity Out Now on Rise Records
Photo Credit: Danny Clinch
New Jersey punk legends, The Bouncing Souls, are kicking off the new year by announcing a run of United States West Coast tour dates starting in March. The shows will feature support from AJJ, Get Dead, and The Bombpops.
The Bouncing Souls had a fantastic 2016, highlighted by the release of their landmark tenth full length, Simplicity, via Rise Records. The long-running band pleased fans and critics alike by combining the best parts of their past and present, creating an album that captures all of their classic elements while still utlitizing everything they’ve learned in their 20-plus years as a band.
The Bouncing Souls wrote Simplicity with their live show in mind, creating a new set of standouts that seamlessly blends into their already classic-packed setlists. These West Coast dates are not to be missed!
Tickets are available for purchase here, see full itinerary below. Simplicity is available now.
Listen To Simplicity:
03/16 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory *
03/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theater ^
03/18 Phoenix, AZ @ Pot of Gold Festival
03/20 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s *
03/21 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
03/22 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
03/24 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre *
03/25 Boise, ID @ Treefort Festival
* w/ AJJ, Get Dead
^ w/ Get Dead, The Bombpops
The Bouncing Souls are something of a punk rock institution. The band have been consistently churning out their beloved brand of anthemic punk since 1989, and have earned an intensely loyal fanbase with tireless touring and an unrelenting love of making music. As the band approached the creation of their tenth full length, they sought to make a record that captured the spirit of their earlier work, while incorporating who they are today. That record is Simplicity and its 13 tracks of undeniably infectious punk rock prove that The Bouncing Souls have a lot more to say.
In making Simplicity, The Bouncing Souls set out to write songs that, first and foremost, would translate into the live environment. With over 20 years worth of anthems under their collective belt, it’s a challenge to write a setlist that incorporates newer material, but Simplicity‘s many standouts are more than up to the task. Next, the band enlisted the help of producer John Seymour, who manned the mixing boards for their fan favorite LPs How I Spent My Summer Vacation and Anchors Aweigh, to record the album with all of the raw energy of the live performance. The production of Simplicity perfectly embodies the band’s bite and power, the driving guitars, prominent bass, rock-solid drums, and soaring vocals all cutting through with no unneeded studio shine. From speedy hardcore-influenced ragers, to comparatively tender punk ballads, Simplicity‘s dynamics show every side of The Bouncing Souls.
On Simplicity, The Bouncing Souls do what so few long-running bands are able to accomplish: they utilize all of the skills and lessons that come from over 20 years of making music, while still capturing the reckless spontaneity of their past work. That delicate balance can only be found if there’s a sincerity in the songs that comes from genuine love of playing music together, and The Bouncing Souls have that in spades.