The Get Up Kids have had to cancel some of their upcoming tour dates.
Hi Everyone, We’re writing to inform you that unfortunately The Get Up Kids have to cancel their upcoming tour dates in August and September. You can find a statement from the band below. “Hello friends. We’ve got some bad news. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we’re going to have to cancel the September leg of our US tour except for Codfish Hollow and Riot Fest. We hope (knock on wood) to be able to make it back to your town before the end of the year. Refunds will be available wherever you bought your ticket. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and are grateful for your understanding. Stay tuned for new tour dates as soon as they are confirmed.” We will be issuing full refunds for your purchases, nothing needs to be done on your behalf. Please allow 5-7 business days for the funds to return to your account. We apologize about the inconvenience.
By their nature, musicians are creative. Just because they find success doesn’t mean they don’t like to explore new genres or shake things up. Sometimes their new music doesn’t gel with their current band. Sometimes a band goes on a Ross and Rachel type of break, but the music has to keep flowing. Moonlighting is all about the side projects, the passion projects, the weird and wacky that branch out from the original act.
The Get Up Kids are your older brother’s emo. In their early years, the band members looked like they walked on stage immediately after bagging groceries or tutoring middle school kids. This was long before emo became associated with Hot Topic or bangs. Matt Pryor certainly has some growl to his vocals, but overall the band’s music is approachable, agreeable, heart-on-your-sleeve rock. This is music you wouldn’t be afraid to play in front of your mom. With a catalog featuring grainy distortion (“Coming Clean”), acoustic sing-alongs (“Campfire Kansas”), and new-wavey exploration (“Shatter Your Lungs”), it’s clear The Get Up Kids have never been worried about creating one type of music. The other projects from these members reflect that versatility.