It’s been seven years since The Get Up Kids last released any new music, but now it looks like things are about to change. On Thursday, the Missouri-founded band announced plans to release a four-song EP in early June. The collection of new tunes 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 about the inspiration behind the new songs.
“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 unveiled the lyric video for one of the new songs; a track titled “Maybe.”
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 stops 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.
THE GET UP KIDS 2018 TOUR DATES:
June 14 – Dallas, TX – Trees # (Find tickets here)
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 # (Find tickets here)
June 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumos # (Find tickets here)
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 $% (Find tickets here)
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