NEWS: Get Up Kids to tour Australia

This morning I interviewed Matt Pryor from The Get Up Kids for Mixdown Magazine (look for the interview in the June issue). The band’s touring Oz in August for Soundwave Touring – I saw them about a million years ago with Jebediah and Area 7, long before their break-up and eventual reunion, so It’ll be super-cool to see them again.

PRESS RELEASE

“There Are Rules, indeed — The Get Up Kids wrote them.” – Consequence Of Sound

It’s been over ten years since five kids from Kansas City, USA crashed the party of every punk-leaning teen worldwide with their breathless hooks and feverish intensity. In the blink of an eye THE GET UP KIDS were suddenly the darlings of the underground, cementing their significance with 1999′s seminal ‘Something To Write Home About’… “It’s original, powerful, aggressive, heartfelt… it is simply the greatest pop punk album ever written.” – Sputnik Music

After famously calling it a day in March 2005, THE GET UP KIDS stunned the music world in November 2008 by announcing their reformation. Their comeback album ‘There Are Rules’ challenges the foundations of a scene they helped build and it “truly stands out in the members’ collective catalogs as a completely unique entity, and one that should be viewed as nothing less than an absolutely stunning success” – Alternative Press.

Visiting Australian shores this August, one of the world’s most beloved bands THE GET UP KIDS will be bringing that same attitude and depth, but more adhesive and endearing than before, “All in all, they are one band that should not be missed at any opportunity.” – Faster Louder

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 15 APRIL, 9AM

FRIDAY 5 AUGUST
BRISBANE, THE HI FI – 18+
www.thehifi.com.au
1300 THE HIFI & Moshtix outlets

SATURDAY 6 AUGUST
SYDNEY, THE METRO – Lic A/A
www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST
MELBOURNE, BILLBOARD – 18+
www.ticketek.com.au 132 849
www.billboardthevenue.com.au

TUESDAY 9 AUGUST
ADELAIDE, FOWLERS LIVE – Lic A/A
www.venuetix.com.au
www.moshtix.com.au & outlets

Presented by Hysteria Magazine, Sludge Factory and Soundwave Touring