Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger Join Forces For Tour

Crouching Fish, Hidden Finger outing kicks off July 13 in Philadelphia.

Can't make it out to Southern California this summer? Fear not — Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger are bringing Orange County to your backyard.

Both groups, along with a rotating quintet of opening bands, will embark on the Crouching Fish, Hidden Finger Tour beginning July 13 in Philadelphia, according to a spokesperson for the trek. The month-long outing, which marks the first time the ska-punk stalwarts will hit the road together in more than four years, intends to visit 24 more cities before winding down August 11 in Los Angeles.

Priming the crowd for the pogofest will be fellow Southern Californians Zebrahead, Rx Bandits and Homegrown, the latter of whom have been tapped to open all the tour dates. The supporting cast is rounded out by Chicago's Mest and Long Island, New York's the Movielife. Along with Homegrown, the Movielife recently inked a deal with Drive-Thru Records, the indie home of New Found Glory and Rx Bandits, according to a label spokesperson. New albums by Homegrown and the Movielife are expected next year.

Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger will be touring in support of their most recent albums, last year's Everything Sucks and Stomping Ground, respectively. Both bands have been working on material that the spokesperson said would be test-driven on the road.

The Crouching Fish, Hidden Finger itinerary, according to a tour spokesperson:

Dates with Homegrown, Rx Bandits and Zebrahead opening:

  • 7/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

  • 7/14 - Boston, MA @ Avalon

  • 7/15 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention Hall

  • 7/17 - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

  • 7/18 - TBA

  • 7/19 - Atlanta, GA @ TBA

  • 7/20 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

  • 7/21 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Chili Pepper

  • 7/22 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing

  • 7/24 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

  • 7/25 - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Live

  • 7/26 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre

  • 7/27 - Omaha, NE @ Anchor Inn

Dates with Homegrown, Mest and Zebrahead opening:

  • 7/28 - Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre

  • 7/29 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club

  • 7/31 - Cleveland, OH @ Nautica Stage

Dates with Homegrown, Mest and the Movielife opening:

  • 8/1 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's

  • 8/2 - Detroit, MI @ TBA

  • 8/3 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre

  • 8/4 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen County Memorial Coliseum

  • 8/5 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

  • 8/7 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Fairgrounds Building

  • 8/8 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Web Theatre

  • 8/9 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

  • 8/10 - Anaheim, CA @ Sun Theatre

  • 8/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Palace