All good things must come to an end, so they say, and nothing could be truer than the news of Bowling For Soup's impending demise. Well, not exactly a 'demise' per se, more of a switch of priorities.
You see, BFS are not getting any younger and with a 20th anniversary looming on the horizon, lead yelper Jaret Reddick is keen to go out on a high, with his beloved Soup at the top of their game.
They've certainly got plenty to celebrate - on both sides of the Atlantic, BFS have recruited a legion of fans by way of a bonkers friendly attitude and a welter of hit albums, including 2002's "Drunk Enough to Dance" and 2006's "Great Burrito Extortion Case".
Although the band are set to say goodbye to touring constantly, new material is being pieced together as we speak. They've set up a PledgeMusic page at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bowlingforsoup in order to raise funds to finish the follow-up to "Fishin' For Woos" - why not support them in their quest?
Meanwhile, Bowling For Soup will proceed with their Bids Farewell tour, starting in Southampton on 10th October, followed by numerous stops including Norwich, Nottingham, Manchester and many more until heading south for gigs in Bristol, Plymouth and London on the 23rd.
Tickets on sale now, priced at £20 for regionals and £21.50 for Kentish Town. Demand will be huge.