The Get Up Kids extend 2019 tour itinerary

The Get Up Kids’ 2019 tour schedule just keeps on getting longer and longer.

On Monday (Sept. 9), the Missouri-founded band revealed a new set of tour dates for later this year.

The newly added gigs will find the band performing at venues across the United States in November and December.

The 22-stop outing will include shows in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas, New Orleans, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and more. The newly announced trek begins on Nov. 13 at the Oriental Theater in Denver and concludes on Dec. 15 at Loving Touch in Detroit.

Before hitting the road during the final months of the year, the act has a slew of previously announced shows on tap including their performance at his year’s Riot Fest Chicago.

The upcoming tour dates are in support of the group’s first new album in eight years, Problems. The album, their sixth full-length record, was released in May and yielded several singles including “Satellite,” “Waking Up Alone,” and “The Problem is Me.” Problems is official follow-up to 2011’s There Are Rules.

The newly added tour dates come several days after the band confirmed the departure of longtime keyboardist James Dewees. During the weekend, the act posted a straight-to-the-point message stating that the musician was no longer part of their current lineup.

“James Dewees is no longer a member of The Get Up Kids,” the tweet reads.

No further information was given about the departure while Dewees has yet to formally comment on the matter.


Nov. 13 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Nov. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Nov. 15 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
Nov. 16 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Nov. 17 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Nov. 19 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Nov. 20 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
Nov. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
Nov. 22 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Nov. 23 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Nov. 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Dec. 4 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Dec. 5 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
Dec. 6 – Houston, TX – Secret Group
Dec. 7 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
Dec. 8 – Memphis, TN – Growlers
Dec. 10 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Dec. 11 – Cincinnati, OH – Southgate House
Dec. 12 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Dec. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
Dec. 14 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
Dec. 15 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch

The Get Up Kids announce first new album in eight years, share ‘Satellite’

Fresh off the summertime release of their Kicker EP, the Get Up Kids are ready to give their fans a full studio album this spring. On Thursday (March 7), the Missouri-founded act announced the fast-approaching release of their sixth studio album.

Titled Problems, the upcoming record is due out May 10 through Polyvinyl. Problems —the band’s first new album in eight years— was produced by Peter Katis who previously worked with the act on 2002’s On a Wire. Pre-orders for the record are currently available on the band’s website.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also released the record’s lead single, “Satellite.” According to guitarist/vocalist Matt Pryor, the song was initially inspired by his son, but throughout the writing process, began to morph into a song about himself and his feeling of isolation even when in front of an audience.

“I started writing ‘Satellite’ about my son who’s 14 and a total introvert—not antisocial, he just genuinely likes to keep to himself,” Pryor said in a statement.

“But then somewhere down the line, I started singing about myself—about how even when you’re playing a show to a room full of people, I can still feel anxious and isolated.”

Watch the Kerstin Ebert-directed clip for “Satellite” above.

“Satellite” is one of 12 tracks that will be featured on the forthcoming LP.

Problems is the official follow-up to 2011’s There are Rules.

Slam Dunk 2019 add Bullet for My Valentine, Simple Plan, Saves the Day

Bullet for My Valentine, Simple Plan, and Saves the Day are just some of the latest additions to the 2019 Slam Dunk Festival lineup. On Tuesday (Nov. 20) festival organizers took to social media to announce the addition of 11 more acts that will make their way to the United Kingdom for the annual, springtime music festival.

“Being asked to headline Slam Dunk off the back of Gravity is a massive compliment on how diverse our band is, we’re very happy and honored that we get regarded as a headliner for Slam Dunk,” Bullet for My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck told Metal Hammer about the recently announced news.

Mirroring Tuck’s sentiment is Saves the Day frontman Chris Conley: “We are so excited to play Slam Dunk next year! It’s always a blast to come overseas and sing Saves songs with all our fans. See you soon!!”

In addition to Bullet for My Valentine, Simple Plan, and Saves the Day, Glassjaw, Knocked Loose, the Get Up Kids, Turnstiles, Tiny Moving Parts, the Menzingers, I Don’t Know How But They Found Meand Slam Dunk veterans Trophy Eyes will round out the second wave of performers.

The newest additions will join previously announced acts All Time Low, NOFX, New Found Glory, Waterparks, Story of the Year, Gallows, Mad Caddies, and Silverstein on the upcoming event’s roster.

Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival 2019 are currently available on the event’s website here.

The weekend-long music festival will take place on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The first day of the festival will take place at its new Leeds home of Temple Newsam Park while the second day will place at Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire.


Bullet for My Valentine
Simple Plan
Saves the Day
Knocked Loose
The Get Up Kids
Tiny Moving Parts
Trophy Eyes
The Menzingers
I Don’t Know How But They Found Me

The Get Up Kids announce new album, drop new song

It’s been seven years since the Get Up Kids last released new music, but now it looks like things are about to change. On Thursday (April 5), the Missouri-founded band announced plans to release a four-song EP in early June. The new EP will be titled Kicker and is set to be released on June 8.

“You always look back in rose-colored glasses,” begins a statement from guitarist/vocalist Jim Suptic said about the concept behind the new EP.

“I always remember when this band was really struggling and we were selling our CD collections to pay our rent and that sucked at the time, but looking back that was an amazing time, that was so much fun.”

Kicker will mark the Get Up Kids’ debut album through their new home of Polyvinyl Records. Late last month, the quintet revealed that they had signed to the record label.

In addition to announcing the release of brand new music, the group also released the lyric video for one of the new songs; a track titled “Maybe.” Listen to “Maybe” above.

Kicker is the follow-up to the Get Up Kids’ 2011 release, There Are Rules.

In support of the new record’s release, the Get Up Kids will embark on a United States-centric summer tour. The trek will kick off on June 14 at Trees in Dallas and wrap up on July 21 at the Delmar Hall in St. Louis. Casket Lottery, Racquet Club, and Ageist will join the Get Up Kids for certain dates of the upcoming tour. From June 14 to June 30, Casket Lottery will open for the five-piece while Racquet Club and Ageist will take over from July 11 to July 21. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


June 14 – Dallas, TX – Trees #
June 15 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs) #
June 16 – Austin, TX – Mohawk #
June 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom #
June 19 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah #
June 21 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory #
June 22 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards #
June 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
June 24 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
June 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumos #
June 27 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge #
June 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall #
June 30 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater #
July 11 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club $%
July 12 – Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music Festival
July 13 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall $%
July 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts $%
July 15 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club $%
July 17 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall $%
July 18 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm $%
July 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell $%
July 20 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge $%
July 21 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall $%

# with Casket Lottery
$ with Racquet Club
% with Ageist

Inaugural When We Were Young Festival unveils its nostalgic lineup


Music festival season is slowly approaching and it seems like every other day we’re getting lineup announcement or new music festival revelations. Now, we’ve gotten word that California will be getting a brand new music festival set to take this spring. On Tuesday (Feb. 7), the inaugural When We Were Young Music Festival was announced.

In addition to the inception announcement, the festival also unveiled its lineup which seems to be offering something that most 20-somethings want; nostalgia. The inaugural lineup features some of the biggest names in the emo game including the likes of AFI, the Descendents, Taking Back Sunday, Alkaline Trio, The Get Up Kids, Pinback, and Saves the Day. Headlining the weekend-long event will be the king of emo, Morrissey.

Cage the Elephant, Silversun Pickups, Streetlight Manifesto, FIDLAR, Foxygen, Joyce Manor, Set Your Goals, and a slew more are set to head to California in early April. When We Were Young is set to take place during the weekend of April 8-9 at the Observatory Grounds in Orange County, California. Tickets for the event are set to go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 10. For more information about the music festival or tickets, head on over to the festival’s website here while the full lineup of artists can be seen below.

Taste of Chaos-San Bernardino lineup unveiled


When it was announced that Taste of Chaos would be making a triumphant return in 2015, the people behind the once-great music festival decided to keep it as a one-day event in its hometown of San Bernardino, CA. After a successful event, plans were made to take the festival back on the road, after an almost six-year hiatus. Earlier this month, it was announced that the Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos Tour would hit the road again with its last stop being where it all began; the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernardino.

On Monday (March 28), festival organizers unveiled the list of performers set to take the stage when the festival closes out in mid-July. Previously announced bands Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Saosin, and the Early November will perform during that last show. In addition to the previously announced four acts, bands like Quicksand, the Get Up Kids, the Starting Line, Senses Fail, the Anniversary, Hot Rod Circuit, and Reggie and the Full Effect will all take the stage during that show.

“After seeing the success of last year’s Taste Of Chaos, it was clear that there was a demand for the festival’s return. We’re excited to be able to bring this expanded music lineup to the Southern California show,” said co-founder Kevin Lyman.

“I am so happy to know fans are excited about this lineup, but I know I am the MOST excited. Dashboard Confessional gets to play for our favorite people WITH our favorite people. I cannot imagine a better way to spend the summer,” reveals Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba.

Agreeing with their soon-to-be tour mate are Taking Back Sunday who added, “It’s going to be good to be back in the company of so many bands we are both friends with and fans of.”

Taste of Chaos will arrive at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernardino on July 16. Tickets for the show will go on sale beginning this Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. PT. The complete list of tour dates for the 2016 Taste of Chaos tour can be seen here.

The Get Up Kids Add Dates to Upcoming Tour


Following a mini tour at the beginning of 2015, The Get Up Kids decided to make it a full-fledged year of celebrating their 20th anniversary. The “emo pioneers” announced back in June that they were heading out on tour with the Hotelier and Josh Berwanger for the summer. Then, after staying quiet about a potential second leg, they confirmed the news that they were not only going to visit the East coast in the winter, but that they would be taking Into It. Over It. and Rozwell Kid for the ride.

Now, several months after the second leg was announced, The Get Up Kids have revealed that they have added three more stops to their winter trek. The new stops will include a second day at the Double Door in Chicago, a stop at the recordBar in Kansas City, MO (TGUK’s hometown) with Josh Berwanger, and a stop at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.

The newly added tour dates can be seen below in bold while tickets are reportedly already on sale.


Nov 30 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar w/ Josh Berwanger
Dec 01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock*
Dec 02 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door*
Dec 03 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door*
Dec 04 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall*
Dec 05 – Toronto, Canada @ Phoeniz Concert Theater*
Dec 06 – Montreal, Canada @ Theatre Fairmount*
Dec 08 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
Dec 09 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*
Dec 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House* 
Dec 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocodero Theater*
Dec 12 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
Dec 13 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
Dec 15 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva*
Dec 16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*

* – w/ Into It. Over It. and Rozwell Kid

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of The Get Up Kids, though according to our favorite source, Wikipedia, their official 20th anniversary will be next Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Inaugural Wrecking Ball Fest Revise Line-Up Time Slots

Ever wish you had the power to change a music festival’s schedule just because certain artists that you would like to see play at the same exact time?

This seems to be one of the biggest issues with music festivals that have line-up that feature great artists, but a crazy scheduling process.

As much as you complain about the time slots conflicting, festivals and their organizers really don’t care and in a way tell you to take it or leave it.

Well, as it turns out, there is a music festival out there that has taken the attendees complaints to heart and decided to change their daily schedule.

Wrecking Ball revealed today an updated daily schedule after listening to fans complain about the time slots conflicting.

Why would you have both main stage performance times start and end at the same time? Same for the other two stages.

It looks like the Atlanta festival decided it would be wise to change the times on the schedule so concert goers can at least see 15 minutes of the main bands later in the evening.

Check out the newly revised daily schedule below.



The Wrecking Ball Festival will hit Atlanta during the weekend of Aug. 8-9. The festival is in honor of Atlanta concert venue, The Masquerade, celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Inaugural Wrecking Ball Festival Reveal Complete Line-Up


If you’re a fan of “alternative rock” music and are looking for a music festival that’s a little different from the ones the United States has to offer, you might be interested in a brand new festival slated to make its debut later this year.

Earlier today, it was announced that a new music festival named the “Wrecking Ball Festival” will hit Atlanta in August of this year. But before you assume it has to do with Miley Cyrus because of the name, check out the line-up and you’ll see it has nothing to do with the tabloid staple.

Acts like Coheed and Cambria, The Descendents, Glassjaw, The Get Up Kids, the Movielife, Title Fight, and the recently reunited Thrice, will be heading to Atlanta to celebrate the first year of the (hopefully) yearly event. We will admit, we’re a little jealous it’s not happening in our backyard.

Check out the complete list of performers heading “down South” for the festival.


The festival is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Atlanta’s The Masquerade where a lot of musicians have stopped by to perform at. The event will take place during the weekend of August 8-9.

As the poster points out, two-day passes and VIP tickets will go on sale beginning this Monday, April 6 through Ticketmaster. If you so happen to live in Atlanta and wouldn’t mind the trek to The Masquerade, then tickets can be purchased at the venue’s box office.

Apparently, the festivities will kick off with a punk rock pre-party featuring guests like Greg Hetson (Bad Religion), Eric Melvin (NOFX), and Derek O’Brien (Social Distortion).

The only question now is, where do we sign up?

The Get Up Kids to Head Out on Mini Spring Tour


The Get Up Kids are going on tour, but before you get ahead of yourselves, it’s going to be a mini-tour with only a few stops.

Today, the Kansas City band took to Twitter to reveal their plan to head out on the road for a few days with Restoration and PUP.

The mini-tour will begin on Mar. 24 at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights, OH and head straight to the east coast before wrapping up on Mar. 29 at The Met in Pawtucket, RI.

Tickets for those selected dates are currently up for sale on SoundRink.

Tour dates can be seen below.

March 24 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ The Grog Shop
March 25 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
March 26 – Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon Club
March 27 – Asbury, NJ @ The Stone Pony
March 28 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
March 29 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

The Get Up Kids have been really quiet over the last couple of years, coming out of hiding for only a handful of festival dates. Their last major tour was back in 2011 when they co-headlined a tour with Saves the Day in support of their last album, There Are Rules.