Reggie and the Full Effect

When most musicians get headlining tours, they fill the opening-band slots with the best up-and-comers they can find. Reggie and the Full Effect’s James Dewees, on the other hand, just creates another alter ego. Since forming the Full Effect as a side project in 1998, the former Get Up Kid has managed to turn what started as an inside joke into the best tongue-in-cheek band since Spinal Tap. Now that his undeniably lovable parodies of hardcore and ’80s pop have found a fanbase, he’s finally able to open with two of his other pseudo-creations — the Finnish metal band Common Denominator and the obnoxiously British Fluxuation.

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