It was practically a homecoming of sorts as legendary punk band The Bouncing Souls played at Crosswoods in Garwood, New Jersey in order to celebrate life, punk, and the new EP release entitled “Crucial Moments”.

They are just one of those bands that play because of their love for music, their love for all things punk, and to celebrate their fanbase.  I can tell with their energy and enthusiasm that they are just as satisfied playing in an intimate venue like Crossroads as much as playing at a festival like Hellfest in Europe or Vans Warped Tour.

It was just really cool to see a different side to The Bouncing Souls.  The Bouncing Souls are well-known for their highly energetic shows, however, fans got to witness a stripped down version of their songs as they told stories and shared laughs with one another over the songs that they created.  It allowed the Garwood, New Jersey audience to experience a completely different side to The Bouncing Souls and that made for an awesome, intimate evening of music in the sold-out venue in Garwood.

Their energy and enthusiasm makes The Bouncing Souls a must see punk show.  They embody what we love about punk music and that is just escaping the mess that people are going through and just going out and having a good time while completely expressing yourself.

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Here is the setlist from the show at Crossroads in Garwood, New Jersey:

  1.  Hopeless Romantic
  2.  The Guest
  3.  Serenity
  4.  Never Say Die/When You’re Young
  5.  Kid
  6.  Gone
  7.  Night On Earth
  8.  Favorite Everything
  9.  That Song
  10.  ’87
  11.  The Ballad of Johnny X
  12.  Joe Lies (When He Cries)
  13.  The Freaks, Nerds & Romantics
  14.  Do You Wanna Dance?
  15.  Argyle
  16.  Midnight Mile
  17.  Ghosts On The Boardwalk
  18.  Better Things (The Kinks cover)
  19.  Lean On Sheena (Avoid One Thing cover)
  20.  Manthem
  21.  True Believers

The Bouncing Souls will continue their tour with The Bronx, The Casualties, and Crazy & The Brain in the United States.  Check out tour dates below.

Thu. 4/4- Mohawk in Austin, Texas

Fri. 4/5- Gas Monkey Live! in Dallas, Texas

Sat. 4/6- White Oak Music Hall in Houston, Texas

Sun. 4/7- House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana

Tue. 4/9- Exit/In in Nashville, Tennessee

Wed. 4/10- The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia

Thu. 4/11- The Beacham in Orlando, Florida

Fri. 4/12- Orpheum Theatre in Tampa, Florida

Sat. 4/13- Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

For tickets and further information on any of the shows listed above, click here.

Fans can find The Bouncing Souls at the following locations:

  • Photo Credit: Kim Casper at Garden State Band Connection

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