Smash Mouth Releases New Single & Announces Tour

The track is co-written by original bassist Paul Delisle

Smash Mouth Releases New Single & Announces Tour

The track is co-written by original bassist Paul Delisle

Photo @smashmouth

Marking their 30th anniversary since forming in San Jose, CA, back in 1994, multi-platinum-selling and Grammy nominated global phenomenon Smash Mouth has returned with the perfect song for a summer road trip in “Ride On.” The dance-rock tune, written by Paul DeLisle with help from the four other members of the band, channels Daft Punk, Tame Impala and yacht-rock vets Pablo Cruise with its top-down, hair-flowing-in-the breeze lyrics tailor-made for cruising on Pacific Coast Highway.

“We got the wheels/We got the weather/We got the right of way together,” sings vocalist Zachary Goode, who co-wrote the song with founding member bassist Paul Gerald DeLisle, guitarist Sean Hurwitz, drummer Randy Cooke and keyboardist Michael Klooster. 

“We wrote it as a continuation of our 2001 hit single, ‘Pacific Coast Party,’ with a similar good-vibe feel,” said DeLisle. “It’s a very Smash Mouth-California style of rock/disco custom song made just for summer, a respectful and loving homage to Pablo Cruise.” 

The single will be released on independent label Vydia on April 12, with the band’s summer tour starting April 19-20 at Island Resort & Casino in Harris, MI, and currently running through August 20 at North Idaho State Fair in Coeur d’Alene, ID as dates are being added regularly.  Full current tour dates are below.

Smash Mouth have been a force on the international rock ‘n’ roll scene for three decades, known for their late ‘90s chart-topping hits, “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “All-Star,” the latter staple of the first Shrek film soundtrack, which recently surpassed one billion streams on Spotify alone. The band’s popularity has endured over the years, with a YouTube channel boasting more than a million subscribers. Between 1997 and 2002, the band notched six Top 20 hits, from their debut ska-punk-influenced Interscope album, Fush Yu Mang, which went double-platinum thanks to “Walkin’ on the Sun” and subsequent singles “The Fonz” and a cover of War’s “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” which was featured in the 1998 Kevin Bacon film, Wild Things.  The band’s second album, the triple-platinum Astro Lounge, released in 1999, produced the hit single “All Star,” whose inclusion on the Shrek soundtrack (along with their cover of the Monkees’/Neil Diamond’s “I’m a Believer”) has led the band to DJ at numerous “Shrek raves” over the years, along with “Then the Morning Comes.” 

Other career highlights include appearing as themselves in the climactic scene of the film, Rat Race, the hit “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby,” featured in the movie Can’t Hardly Wait, and, last year, their second Christmas album, Missile Toes, featuring Susanna Hoffs, the band’s first full-length release in more than 10 years.

Smash Mouth has toured with U2, Lenny Kravitz, KISS and NSYNC and have collaborated with a variety of show business legends from the likes of Englebert Humperdinck to George Clinton to Neil Diamond. Their appearances on the Howard Stern Show as a self-proclaimed favorite of the host have also been noteworthy.

Upcoming Tour Dates

5.04.24             Tucson Convention Center – Tucson, AZ

6.01.24             Preservation Plaza – Arnolds Park, IA

6.08.24             Spokane Live – Airway Heights, WA

6.15.24             Downtown Smyrna – Smyrna, DE

6.21.24             Batavia Downs – Batavia, NY

6.27.24             Brainerd International Raceway – Brainerd, MN

6.29.24             Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Greenwood Village, CO

6.30.24             CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park – Simpsonville, SC

7.04.24             Mackenzie Main City Park – Lubbock, TX

7.18.24             Parc Jacques-Cartier – Sherbrooke, Quebec

7.26.24             Mont du Lac Resort – Superior, WI

8.03.24             Yamhill County Fair – McMinnville, OR

8.08.24             Rockin’ the Rivers Festival Site – Cardwell, MT

8.09.24             General Duffy’s Waterhole – Redmond, OR 

8.10.24:            Douglas County Fairgrounds Amp. – Roseburg, OR

8.16.24             Brown County Fair – Aberdeen, SD

8.17.24             SoCal Taco Fest at Waterfront Park – San Diego, CA

8.20.24             Kootenai County Fairgrounds – Coeur d’Alene, ID

8.23.24             Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club – Grand Blanc, MI

9.14.24             Lodi Grape Festival Site – Lodi, CA

11.15.24           Walt Disney Parks & Resorts – Orlando, FL

11.16.24           Walt Disney Parks & Resorts – Orlando, FL

Bass Magazine   By: Bass Magazine