Ska-punk band Reel Big Fish to perform at Music Fest 2013

July 29, 2013 | Events, News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

The ska-punk band Reel Big Fish known for the songs “Sell Out” and “Take on Me” will perform at Music Fest 2013 at The University of Toledo.

web Reel Big FishThe free outdoor music festival will take place Friday, Sept. 13, on UT’s Main Campus and will feature Reel Big Fish and a variety of other musical guests to be announced soon.

Last year, Reel Big Fish released its seventh studio album Candy Coated Fury (Rock Ridge Music). It is the band’s first album of newly recorded material in five years.

They first hit the music scene in 1995 with the self-released Everything Sucks that gained word-of-mouth attention and led to their sophomore studio album Turn the Radio Off and future success.

Reel Big Fish also is known for its appearance in the movie “BASEketball,” and its version of “Take on Me” was featured on the soundtrack.

The band plays more than 250 show a year all over the world, and area fans will have the opportunity to hear them live from 9 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Music Fest 2013.

Stay tuned for future performer announcements and the complete lineup.

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