THE GET UP KIDS
FALL U.S. TOUR TO FOLLOW UP SOLD OUT REUNION SHOWS
PRE-SALES BEGIN JULY 9 AT http://thegetupkids.frontgatetickets.com/
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.
For further information, go to www.thegetupkids.com