Melodic punk rock band from Chicago, USA, formed in 1993. In 1994, the band signed to Fat Wreck Chords, then abruptly broke up while on a North American tour in 1996. In 1998, guitarist Dan Wleklinski & vocalist Denis Buckley wanted to continue with the band, and added Joe Principe (bass) & John Carroll (drums). Together, this lineup released Back On The Streets in 1998 before again disbanding. In October of 2009, 88 Fingers Louie played a reunion show at Chicago's annual Riot Fest. The lineup featured founding members Wleklinski and Buckley with a different supporting lineup than previous recordings. After a few years of playing primarily festivals across the globe, the band announced the release of Thank You For Being a Friend in summer of 2017 on Bird Attack Records, which was their first studio-recorded output in nearly 20 years.