The Get Up Kids share song from new EP, touring with Racquet Club (BV presale for NJ)
The Get Up Kids announced last week that they signed to Polyvinyl and that new music -- their first since their 2011 reunion album There Are Rules -- would be coming soon. Now details are here. They're releasing a new EP, Kicker, on June 8 via their new label home (pre-order). The first single is "Maybe" (which was previewed in a teaser video last week), and this song should instantly please longtime fans of the band. It's a ripper that hearkens right back to the Four Minute Mile/Something to Write Home About era. Watch the lyric video below, along with the EP artwork and tracklist.
The Get Up Kids are also touring this spring/summer. One leg is with fellow reunited emo band The Casket Lottery, and the other leg is with two newer bands from veteran musicians, Knapsack/Jealous Sound offshoot Racquet Club and Ageist (members of Mind Over Matter, Primitive Weapons, Thursday, The Hold Steady).
The run with Racquet Club and Ageist includes a show at Jersey City's White Eagle Hall on July 13. Tickets for that show are on BrooklynVegan presale now. PASSWORD = TGUKBV. If you miss out on the presale, you can try again for tickets when the public on-sale starts Friday (4/6) at noon.
That Jersey City show is one day after The Get Up Kids play Long Island's Great South Bay Music Festival with The Front Bottoms, Thrice, and more.
All Get Up Kids dates are listed, with music from all bands on the tour, below.
2. Better This Way
3. I’m Sorry
4. My Own Reflection
The Get Up Kids -- 2018 Tour Dates
06/14 - Dallas, TX @ Trees #
06/15 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs) #
06/16 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
06/18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #
06/19 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah #
06/21 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
06/22 - Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar & Billiards #
06/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
06/24 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's #
06/26 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos #
06/27 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #
06/29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall #
06/30 - Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater #
07/11 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club $%
07/12 - Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival
07/13 - Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall $%
07/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts $%
07/15 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club $%
07/17 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall $%
07/18 - Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm $%
07/19 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Hell $%
07/20 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge $%
07/21 - St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall $%
# w/ Casket Lottery
$ w/ Racquet Club
% w/ Ageist