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Lou Barlow stars in The Get Up Kids’ new video for “Lou Barlow”

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The Get Up Kids‘ very good new album Problems has a song called “Lou Barlow” (as in, Lou Barlow of Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr), which opens with the line: “I saw Lou Barlow on the street / I don’t think he noticed me / I started humming all his songs, you refused to sing along.” And that’s pretty much what happens in the song’s new video, when the actual Lou Barlow walks right past TGUK co-frontman Matt Pryor outside of NYC’s Bowery Ballroom.

The video adds a new twist, though: TGUK’s Bowery Ballroom show is sold out, and Lou tries to convince the bouncer he should be allowed in, because, like, that’s his name on the back of their new album! Unfortunately for Lou, no such luck… until the humorous ending.

“We kept joking how hilarious it would be if we could get Lou Barlow to be in the video for ‘Lou Barlow,'” Matt says. “It was absolute luck that we both happened to be in New York on the same day. When he agreed, we were thrilled. When we saw how much he put into the video, we were floored. He was amazing.” Lou adds: “I acted the shit out of that.” Watch the Kerstin Ebert-directed clip below.

Meanwhile, The Get Up Kids begin their headlining fall tour with Kevin Devine tonight (11/13). After that, they play Every Time I Die‘s holiday show in Buffalo. Next year, they’ll open part of Dashboard Confessional‘s full albums tour, including the shows at NYC’s Webster Hall (tickets). All dates are listed below.

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The Get Up Kids — 2019/2020 Tour Dates
11/13 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater $
11/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
11/15 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder $
11/16 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge $
11/17 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile $
11/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall $
11/20 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s $
11/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex $
11/22 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction $
11/23 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar $
11/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom $
12/04 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill #
12/05 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda #
12/06 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group #
12/07 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #
12/08 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers #
12/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room #
12/11 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival #
12/12 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #
12/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater #
12/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks @ ‘Tid The Season [SOLD OUT]
12/15 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch #
02/23 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman %
02/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue %
02/26 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave %
02/28 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues % [SOLD OUT]
02/29 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues % [SOLD OUT]
03/01 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues %
03/03 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall %
03/04 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall %
03/06 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall %
03/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE %
03/10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall % [SOLD OUT]
03/11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall % [SOLD OUT]
03/13 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom % [SOLD OUT]
03/14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club % [SOLD OUT]
03/15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club % [SOLD OUT]
03/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts % [SOLD OUT]
03/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts % [SOLD OUT]
03/20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club % [SOLD OUT]
03/21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club % [SOLD OUT]
03/22 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club % [SOLD OUT]
03/26 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues %
03/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heaven Stage) %
03/28 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium %

$ w/ Kevin Devine, The Whiffs
# w/ Hembree, Sontalk
% w/ Dashboard Confessional

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