Posted in music | tour dates on November 22, 2011

Thursday

Thank You

"look thrice, Imma Let you finish, but..."

Yup. Yesterday thrice, today Thursday. Crazy coincidence for two bands that have led such parallel and intersecting lives. We would've spaced our announcement out and given the dust a chance to settle but we are about to play a bunch of shows and we didn't want anyone to miss the chance to see us one more time, so here it goes...

If you're reading this long version of our statement, you've probably had some interaction with Thursday. We've been a band for thirteen years. We've played an uncountable number of shows, ranging from living rooms to stadiums. We've talked to every Zine, blog, Daily, Weekly, Monthly periodical... We've talked to every College, Commercial and Public Radio Station and sometimes we just hung out on the street talking to strangers. Maybe we met you. Maybe we worked together somewhere. Maybe you saw us or heard us with friends. Whatever the case may be, we owe you thanks. You've allowed us to be a band for thirteen years, to travel the world, to make records, to meet all of the people we've grown to love. And to open for our idols, work with our heroes, employ our friends (the best crew around) and see our dreams made real.

This year, Thursday has had so much to celebrate: our new record, No Devolución, came out ten years, to the week, after the record that was to become our touchstone: Full Collapse. To have one record still being celebrated a decade after it's release and another to be met with such critical acclaim was really more than we ever could've imagined. We just wanted to play basement shows in New Brunswick. It's funny... That sounds like a well-worn line now but it's absolutely the truth.

Well, if you've been touched by our music or our dedication or our embarrassingly out-of-fashion sincerity, then this is for you, friend: thank you for letting us make No Devolución. We hope you've heard it. We say "beg, borrow or steal... music is an idea... ideas are free" but we encourage you to support our fantastically sweet and hardworking label, Epitaph, by buying it if you can afford to.

Despite the fantastic year that the band has enjoyed, creatively, things haven't been as easy for us on a personal level. Without diving into detail, it's fair to say that this year has been an endless series of personal difficulties. We haven't had any falling out and are all still close. I'm sure that we will continue to create, in some capacity, together. We've talked about turning Thursday into something else: a non-profit, a band that only records sporadically, a collection of other projects... Underneath it all, the personal circumstances involved make it impossible to continue Thursday in the spirit that has made it special. So, we stop. For now, at least.

We hope to see many of you at these last shows. They'll be a lot of fun. We promise.

Lots of love,
Geoff & Tom & Tucker & Steve & Andrew & Tim & Lukas
(Thursday)

Thrice have no additional dates to report, but Thursday play their next show Wednesday at Irving Plaza (11/23) with Maylene & The Sons of Disaster before before continuing on tour with MewithoutYou and Screaming Females. Tickets for Irving Plaza are still available. All remaining tour dates are below.

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THURSDAY - 2011 TOUR DATES
Nov. 23 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Nov. 25 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Nov. 26 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Nov. 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
Nov. 28 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
Nov. 30 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
Dec. 01 - Cincinnati, OH - 20TH Century Theatre
Dec. 02 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Dec. 03 - Pontiac, MI - The Eagle Theater
Dec. 04 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Dec. 26 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Dec. 27 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
Dec. 28 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
Dec. 29 - Boston, MA - Royale Boston
Dec. 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts

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Comments (35)

Wow - there really is a god! Thank you for leaving. Take your fans with you?

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 3:50 PM

Yep.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 3:55 PM

3:50, I'm assuming you probably have the generic indie rock dork taste so I'll let you slide on this one. Thursday and Thrice slay 95% of the bands posted on this site.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:04 PM

^ yeah, okay

Posted by Dave | November 22, 2011 4:06 PM

wtf. how is this on BV?

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:07 PM

nope - i just truly hate Thursday... i'm not sure why actually.

Posted by 3:50 | November 22, 2011 4:09 PM

splintered piece of glass

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:10 PM

hey. 4:09 isn't me (3:50). people like you, 4:04, are why i'm happy they'll leave.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:14 PM

die Thursday die

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:16 PM

Good riddance to you both.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:17 PM

Taking Back Thursday...

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:21 PM

brand new on li next week

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:28 PM

God, these schmucks are still around? Did not know they would survive past the Hub City scene. Good riddance.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:28 PM

I am sure I'm not the only BV reader who was really into these bands when I was younger. Sad to see them go.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:36 PM

No, actually 4:14 isn't me. I'm the real 3:50. And my point is this: Thursday blows.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:36 PM

kinda short notice for those around here that want to see them, right?

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:38 PM

THURSDAY WAS TERRIBLE!

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 4:58 PM

i don't know how Thursday got so big. band is a fucking joke

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 5:01 PM

"Thursday" is my favorite night of the week to go out. I mean, I like "Manic Mondays" and sometimes can't wait "til Tuesday" and when it comes to "Friday, I'm in love".

But Thursdays are my fave.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 5:08 PM

I hate Thursday as much as the next guy but shouldn't their last show be in a basement in New Brunswick?

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 5:55 PM

full collapse was great. After that not so much.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 6:14 PM

After hearing the news yesterday, and hearing this today, I just...I don't waaaaaaaaaannnnnt to feel this way forever!

I think I've only heard like one thrice song so can't speak to them, but Thursday had some cool songs, and I'll just keep on living.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 6:40 PM

Thursday ruled. Thrice sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 6:52 PM

"Thursday ruled. Thrice sucked."

I don't know you, but I can definitely say you suck.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 8:04 PM

^ I don't know either of you, but i do extend a warm invitation for both of you to come to my North willisburg loft and share in my hummus platter. 6:52 you bring the pita triangles.
8:04 you bring the baby carrots.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 9:19 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 9:20 PM

@ 4:36 indeed you are not the only one I never stop listening to those great bands

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 9:48 PM

Wow, I would never have expected responses like this on BV. We're just too cool for this band! Get back to me when you're over your entire itunes catalog.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 11:03 PM

Blouse>Thursday>Real Estate

Posted by Andrew | November 23, 2011 1:58 AM

Great band, great shows. You wil be missed

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2011 7:55 AM

has hot topic's stock gone down over this news?

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2011 11:22 AM

no one cares, stay dead

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2011 12:44 PM

hey everyone! come over to my loft off bedford that daddy bought for me back in '09 for thanksgiving and we can share all of our thoughts on Thursday.

p.s. only cool people please

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2011 2:35 PM

LOL Dustin Kensrue is leaving a career in music and dedicating his life to The Mars Hill church, which is known to be nearly as hate-filled and bigoted as the WBC.

They don’t do the protests or anything, but considering Mars Hill is a megachurch – thousands of people can attend each location (I live down the road from one in Seattle, it’s utterly massive) – but they’re very specific about who they’ll let join the church. Only well-off white people are welcome there. They don’t allow lower or middle class folks in, and have made headlines numerous times with accusations of the church leaders being notoriously racist and prejudice.

I agree not all christian denominations are that bad, and I always knew Thrice were a band of believers, but knowing that Dustin associates himself (much less is a spokesperson for) a church with so much controversy surrounding it kind of leaves a bad aftertaste for me.

Posted by PeaceEatingGreen | November 24, 2011 1:38 AM

has hot topic's stock gone down over this news?

Posted by Dubizzle | February 7, 2012 3:56 PM

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