Bouncing Souls to play 8 albums in 4 nights for Boston

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The Bouncing Souls have revealed plans to play a handful of special residencies across the country over the next few months. For each city, the New Jersey-based punk stalwarts will play all eight of their albums in the entirety over the course of four nights. The band will take over the downstairs room at the Middle East in Cambridge from Wednesday, June 22 through Saturday, June 25. Tickets for each of the shows will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through TicketWeb for $18. A limited amount of four-night passes will be able for the discounted rate of $64.

The series will kick off on June 22 with the band performing 1994’s The Good, The Bad & The Argyle and 1996’s Maniacal Laughter. Night #2 will continue with 1997’s The Bouncing Souls and 1999’s Hopeless Romantic, while night #3 will feature 2001’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation and 2003’s Anchors Aweigh. The celebration will come to a close on June 24 with the band’s most recent efforts, 2006’s The Gold Record and 2010’s Ghosts on the Boardwalk.

The decision for the tour came after the band performed a similar series of shows at the of of 2010 in New Jersey. “Now that we did our homework and we know all these songs, why not take this show on the road and share the fun with our people?,” the band explained in a statement. “So, over the course of 2011, we’re going to do just that! We’re going to invade some of our favorite cities for a series of 4-night stands planned in some very intimate venues and play almost every song we ever wrote: Two records a night, in chronological order. That means all your favorite songs as well as all the lost causes and forgotten songs you’ve always wanted to hear live, but we never remembered how to play…come on out and sing along!”

The Boston shows will feature an array of local and national openers including Bane and Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One on June 22, The Unseen and Have Nots on June 23, Dave Hause on June 24, and Screaming Females and Iron Chic on June 24.

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