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Pop punk band Bowling for Soup plays at Sherman Theater Summer Stage in Mt. Pocono on Sept. 13

Pop punk band Bowling for Soup plays at Sherman Theater Summer Stage in Mt. Pocono on Sept. 13
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Texas pop punk band Bowling for Soup, known for hits like “Girl All the Bad Guys Want,” “1985,” “Almost,” and “High School Never Ends,” will perform on the Sherman Theater’s Summer Stage on Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.

This covered outdoor stage is located at Mount Airy Casino Resort (312 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono).

Tickets, which are $18 in advance or $22 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sherman Theater box office (524 Main St., Stroudsburg),, and Ticketfly.

There’s a place called The Sweetwater Tavern just off the main square in Denton, Texas. You’ve perhaps not been there, but if you’re familiar with Bowling for Soup, the larger than life Texan band who have delivered infectious power pop music to the world for over two decades, you’ll most certainly know the name. Why? Because rather than trying to break away from their hometown, BFS simply took their hometown with them and into the hearts of millions of people all over the world.

It’s this lovable honesty that has served them well since forming back in 1994. Everyone can relate to what BFS sing about, and everyone can relate to the characters in the band – singer Jaret Reddick, guitarist Chris Burney, bassist Erik Chandler, and drummer Gary Wiseman. Fans want to be their friends and, as far as Bowling for Soup is concerned, they are friends.

Their latest studio album, 2016’s “Drunk Dynasty,” is a short, sharp collection of uplifting, tongue-in-cheek, and fun pop punk – exactly what one might expect from them. From lamenting on a relationship as only Bowling for Soup can with the opening “She Used to Be Mine” through to the thoughtful, sad, yet uplifting (all at the same time) closing track “Drinkin’ Beer on a Sunday,” Drunk Dynasty is an album that has something for almost everyone. The first single was the very catchy “Hey Diane,” which was inspired by and dedicated to a longtime friend of the band.

Feb. 17, 2018 was the biggest night in Bowling for Soup’s almost 25 years together as a band. That evening, the band played to 4,500 people at London’s Brixton Academy on the closing night of their most successful U.K. tour in their history, the Get Happy Tour, and it was recorded in all its hilarious and entertaining glory.

The 2018 Get Happy Tour saw Bowling for Soup play their iconic 2002 album “Drunk Enough to Dance” in full, with a selection of the band’s other biggest hits like “High School Never Ends,” “1985,” and “Today Is Gonna Be a Great Day,” the “Phineas and Ferb” theme song. The non-“Drunk Enough to Dance” songs were mixed in throughout the set to keep the fans guessing at what surprises would come next – something which worked to great effect throughout the tour – and every twist and turn was captured on the live album “Live from Brixton: Older, Fatter, Still the Greatest Ever!” for fans all around the world to enjoy.

Bowling for Soup has sold over a million albums over the course of their career. Their most successful release, 2004’s “A Hangover You Don’t Deserve,” earned a gold certification by the RIAA.