The REEL BIG FISH / LESS THAN JAKE tour is half way done and it has been a complete blast, not only are RBF a good band but great friends and it is always a pleasure to tour with them. We have ben zigzagging through some wintery weather but thats stating the obvious when talking touring in January. Its been all eyes on gearing up for the UK/EU tour, a few new shirts, some surprises from the stage, and setting up the whol;e infastructure of international touring. I'm not sure if most of you out there reading know but LTJ is completely self managed and all of the moving parts of touring are handled by us!
Here's the dates to look out for:
Feb 10, 2015 St Louis, MO The Pageant
Feb 12, 2015 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
Feb 13, 2015 Murray, UT Murray Theater
Feb 14, 2015 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Live
Feb 15, 2015 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Feb 16, 2015 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
Feb 17, 2015 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Feb 18, 2015 Anaheim, CA The Grove
Feb 19, 2015 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Feb 20, 2015 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
Mar 04, 2015 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
Mar 05, 2015 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
Mar 06, 2015 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
Mar 07, 2015 Nottingham, UK Nottingham Rock City
Mar 09, 2015 London, UK KOKO
Mar 10, 2015 London, UK KOKO
Mar 12, 2015 Manchester, Uk Academy
Mar 13, 2015 Bristol, UK O2 Academy
Mar 14, 2015 Leeds, UK O2 Academy
Mar 16, 2015 Paris, FR La Cigale
Mar 17, 2015 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp
Mar 18, 2015 Munich, DE Backstage Werk
Mar 20, 2015 Berlin, DE C- Club
Mar 21, 2015 Hamburg, DE Marktalle
Mar 22, 2015 Koln, DE Live Music Hall
Mar 24, 2015 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
Mar 25, 2015 Stockholm, SE Klubben
Mar 27, 2015 Helsinki,FI Nosturi
Less Than Jake announce their across Canada tour ! ****TICKET LINKS UPDATED*****
Less Than Jake's bass player Roger Lima says "America's hat is a great place to eat some poutine" and with that sentence you know that LTJ is looking for a good time on the run of headline shows across Canada this October.
Less Than Jake return to the great white north for their first Canadian tour in 4 year in support of their latest release on Fat Wreck Chords See The Light .
While some other bands of a certain vintage are latching onto musical trends, you won’t find any dubstep beats or vocoder distortion onSee The Light—a title that nods to the band’s history of marrying dark lyrical content (the tunnel) to bouncy musical arrangements (the light at the end). Less Than Jake aren’t turning away from their roots, and echoing Mark Twain, Fiorello points out that the rumors regarding their genre’s demise are greatly exaggerated: “Punk has been declared dead every year for 30+ years and it’s still going stronger than ever. People like to declare things dead just because it’s dead to them, but if bands are passionate about what they’re doing, they’ll attract fans who are passionate.”
Do The Math is the title track from See The Light and the a-side of a 7"that was released in June. The b-side is a previously unreleased original titled “Connect the Dots "from their See The Light recording sessions. Read what drummer Vinnie Fiorello had to say about this single below:
“The song is an important one to everyone in the band, it encapsulates being through ups and downs in life- not only remembering who was there for you but also who is still around. The notion that you have to carry this heavy weight around on your shoulders becomes null and void when you realize the people, places, and things that matter the most in your life.”
The new "Do The Math" video is as much fun as the band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntL2IYTiJgo
This tour begins hot off the heels after hitting a giant milestone for the band as this summer Less Than Jake celebrated their 365th Warped Tour date.
Make sure to catch Less Than Jake on tour across Canada this fall with special guests Big D And The Kids Table and The Interrupters !
October 7th - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
October 9th - Vancouver - Nightclub
October 10th - Calgary - Republik
October 11th - Edmonton - The Starlite Room
October 12th - Saskatoon - Louis' Pub
October 14th - Winnipeg - Pyramid Cabaret
October 16th- Thunder Bay - Crocks
October 18th - Toronto - The Opera House
October 19th - London - London Music Hall
October 22nd - Ottawa - Ritual Night Club
October 23rd - Montreal - Club Soda
October 24th - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
October 26th - Carroboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
October 27th - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
Thu/Oct-16-2014Thunder Bay, ON
We've paired up with Artist Series Guitars to bring to you a custom LTJ guitar! We're only making 50! Head over to artistseriesguitar.com or @artistseriesguitar for more info!!
Check out our shows section for all new tour dates!!
First thing is first, The UK tour was hands down one for the books, every show to capacity and everyone was putting every ounce of energy into the room. There were moiments when I got lost in the show because the energy was radiating off the crowd that much. Thank you to REEL BIG FISH and ZEBRAHEAD for always been a fantastic group of talented individiuals.
We are rolling into Soundwave this week and doing two Sidewaves in Sydney and Melbourne ( Sydney with PENNYWISE, ZEBRAHEAD, + BOWLING FOR SOUP and Melbourne with ZEBRAHEAD, + BOWLING FOR SOUP ) Sydney Sidewave is at the MANNING BAR: Monday FEB 24th and the Melbourne Sidewave is at the HIFI on FEB 26th!. Of course we can't forget our return to Aukland, New Zealand and the perfect combination of PENNYWISE and ALKALINE TRIO.
Happy New Year everyone, We took a nice break after the Fat Wreck Chords Tour and now we are about to hop across the globe to Ireland, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. We are already planning something for the summer here in the US, That we will be sharing soon. We hope to see everyone as we go across the globe this, let's make this year a good one. - Vinnie
Today FUSE.Tv brings you the newest video from our brand new record SEE THE LIGHT!We called in ALOT of our friends to do this favor for us, get ready for 40+ cameos in less than 4 minutes. If you blink you may miss one of your favorite bands or a host of other familiar faces. No spoilers here, but watch it then rewatch it again to see who you missed. Watch "My Money Is On The Longshot" right HERE
Our New Record SEE THE LIGHT Is Out Now!
Our new record SEE THE LIGHT came out last week on 11-12-13 and let me tell you that if you haven’t listened to it, You should get your earholes into it right now.
"The five of us wrote it in our rehearsal space without any outside influences,". "We recorded it at Roger's home studio and at the end of tracking it, we all felt we made something special. Time will tell, of course, but we feel this is the strongest collection of songs we have released in some time. Also, we are extremely excited to be back on Fat Wreck Chords and to have them backing us for this album. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it.”
Alternative Press is streaming the record in full right HERE
You can View the lyric video for " My Money Is On The Longshot "HERE
The Fat Wreck Chords Tour Rolls On As Well
We leave the east coast and some of the Mid-West behind and roll on towards the West coast. Grab a friend and come out to see all four bands. 11/19/13 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
11/20/13 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
11/21/13 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
11/22/13 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
11/23/13 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
11/24/13 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
11/26/13 Seattle , WA The Showbox at the Market
11/27/13 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/29/13 San Francisco, CA Slim's
11/30/13 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
12/01/13 San Diego, CA House of Blues
12/02/13 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Live
12/03/13 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater
12/05/13 Austin, TX The Belmont
12/06/13 Houston, TX Scout Bar
Noisey says this about our new song " My Money Is On The Longshot":
"....Let’s take a minute to give it up for Less Than Jake. Not only has the Florida band stuck it out for 20 years, which in ska years is a lifetime, but they’ve also endured numerous label changes, which would normally kill most bands. The band’s albums have had temporary homes with everyone from Capitol Records to the tiny, now-defunct Dill Records. And on top of it all, the band has maintained their status as the only ska band people aren’t embarrassed to admit to liking.
But now, Less Than Jake are back on Fat Wreck to release See The Light, their first album in five years. Not sure if there’s anything nerdier than splitting hairs with ska albums, but if we hypothetically were, you could probably argue that the album is the closest thing to band’s old-school sound that we’ve heard in a while. It definitely brings to mind elements from the band’s debut album, Pezcore. But again, that’s only if we were being ska nerds...which we’re definitely not.
LTJ will soon be headlining the Fat Tour with Anti-Flag, Get Dead, and those rapscallions in Masked Intruder.See The Light is out next month from Fat Wreck Chords. Make your high school self proud and give their new song a listen..."
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We hate to announce this but the upcoming tour to South AMerica has been cancelled by the promoter, This is out of our hands and fall to the promoter doing the shows. We deeply regret letting down the people that support LTJ. The message below is from the promoter:
WROS Fest Brazil postponed!
We regret to inform that WROS Fest is being postponed for December this year, due to unexpected circumstances, such as logistic and bureaucratic issues.
We’ve tried till last minute to keep the festival on the dates of 12-13 October. But today we’ve taken a decision to postpone the festival to avoid problems to band’s fans, mainly those who were making travel plans to be in Sao Paulo on next weekend for the festival.
WROS Fest 2013 will happen on 21-22 December 2013, at same venue Espaco das Americas in Sao Paulo. And tickets already purchased for the festival will remain valid for the new dates of December. In the next few days we will be confirming details of all bands confirmed for the new dates of WROS Fest, and more details.
Those who would like to request reimbursements for tickets purchased, please get in touch with us via email@example.com.
In order to compensate festival's fans for more 2 months of waiting, those who keep their tickets for December will receive a voucher that will give 10% discount when purchasing tickets for WROS Fest 2014.
With the postponment of WROS Fest, the Warm Up shows of Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro, scheduled for this Thursday 10 October, are also postponed for December. And in the next few days we will inform about confirmed bands and details.