Something To Write Home About 10th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue Featuring Live DVD Out September 8

Following a number of instantly sold out reunion shows at venues including New York’s Gramercy Theater, Los Angeles’ Troubadour and San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, the Get Up Kids have confirmed a full U.S. tour. The tour will kick off September 11 at Harrah’s in the band’s native Kansas City and will coincide with the 10th anniversary deluxe reissue of its landmark second album, Something To Write Home About, September 8 on Vagrant Records.

The Get Up Kids formed in 1995, releasing a succession of formative singles and EPs and the 1998 first album Four Minute Mile before settling into the lineup that debuted on 1999’s Red Letter Day EP and recorded Something To Write Home About: vocalist and guitarist Matt Pryor, brothers Ryan and Rob Pope on drums and bass respectively, guitarist Jim Suptic and keyboard player James Dewees. Subsequent Get Up Kids studio albums included the Scott Litt-produced On A Wire (2002) and Guilt Show (2004). The band officially disbanded following a July 2, 2005 hometown swansong at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City.

The once and former Get Up Kids have kept extremely active in the interim between their original break-up and the current reunion: the Pope brothers now run Black Lodge, the studio formed to record Guilt Show, while Rob Pope now plays bass in Spoon.
Pryor has continued the New Amsterdams band he formed while still in the Get Up Kids, and has also released two albums of children’s music with the Terrible Twos as well as his first solo album, Confidence Man. Suptic formed Blackpool Lights and co-founded the Curb Appeal label, while Dewees has continued his Reggie and the Full Effect project, and served as touring keyboard player for My Chemical Romance and New Found Glory.

The Get Up Kids’ first reunion show took place November 16, 2008 at the Record Bar in Kansas City. Subsequent reunion performances have included a March 13, 2009 show at Liberty Hall in Lawrence KS–a DVD of which will be included in the 10th anniversary reissue of Something To Write Home About–as well as numerous sold out headline shows and an appearance at the May 2009 Bamboozle festival. The September-November tour will be preceded by an extensive series of dates throughout the UK and Europe.

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Sep 11 2009 Harrah’s Kansas City, Missouri
Sep 15 2009 Marquis Theater Denver, Colorado
Sep 16 2009 In the Venue Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 18 2009 Neumo’s Seattle, Washington
Sep 19 2009 Music Fest NW Portland, Oregon
Sep 21 2009 The Fillmore San Francisco, California
Sep 23 2009 The Glasshouse Pomona, California
Sep 24 2009 Avalon Hollywood, California
Sep 25 2009 House Of Blues San Diego, California
Sep 26 2009 House Of Blues Las Vegas, Nevada
Sep 27 2009 Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
Sep 29 2009 White Rabbit San Antonio, Texas
Sep 30 2009 Granada Dallas, Texas
Oct 1 2009 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oct 2 2009 Slowdown Omaha, Nebraska
Oct 3 2009 Picador Iowa City, Iowa
Oct 20 2009 Varsity Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 21 2009 The Metro Chicago, Illinois
Oct 22 2009 The Metro Chicago, Illinois
Oct 23 2009 House Of Blues Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 24 2009 Majestic Theater Detroit, Michigan
Oct 25 2009 Phoenix Theater Toronto, Ontario
Oct 27 2009 Town Ballroom Buffalo, New York
Oct 28 2009 The Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
Oct 29 2009 Toad’s Place New Haven, Connecticut
Oct 31 2009 Irving Plaza New York, New York
Nov 1 2009 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Nov 3 2009 9:30 Club Washington DC, Washington DC
Nov 4 2009 Norva Norfolk, Virginia
Nov 5 2009 Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 6 2009 TLA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 7 2009 Mr. Smalls Theater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 8 2009 Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio
Nov 10 2009 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Nov 11 2009 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 12 2009 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Nov 13 2009 House Of Blues Orlando, Florida
Nov 14 2009 St. Petersburg State Theater, Florida
Nov 16 2009 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nov 17 2009 House Of Blues Houston, Texas
Nov 18 2009 Emo’s Austin, Texas