Kicking off in Scranton, PA on October 17th, Island Records recording artists, Thrice and Thursday join forces for a full scale U.S. tour. This pairing of incredible bands will give fans the opportunity to experience the unbridled energy and emotionally charged sounds of both artists. Thursday and Thrice are representative of a growing new musical scene. As the New York Times Magazine recently wrote, “What do you get when you mix crashing guitars, wrenchingly confessional lyrics and vocals that can peel paint? The new poetics of suburban living.”
This two month tour will be sponsored by MTV2 and Alternative Press. The excitement for this tour is evidenced in the fact that the first date to go on sale, the October 31st show at L.A.’s Palladium (capacity: 3500) is already sold out!!! Says Thursday singer, Geoff Rickly, “We’ve loved Thrice for years and always wanted to tour with them. Both of us are excited about our records, going out together and playing new songs. We can hardly wait for these shows.” Thrice front man Dustin Kensrue concurs, “We met Thursday last year on the Warped Tour and we’ve been wanting to tour with them for a while. It’s going to be fun hanging out with them and their live show is awesome; it’s going to be cool to watch them every night.”
Thursday’s new album, War All The Time, which will be released on September 16th, is at once dense and redemptive. The metaphors, the stories, the melodies, and the breakdowns are skillfully, beautifully crafted. Already garnering huge acclaim, The New York Times Magazine writes, “Even at their fastest and loudest, Thursday’s best songs have that stately, epic, recognizably major quality that has made bands as diverse as U2 and Metallica rock perennials,” while Music Week writes, “Thursday are an incredible band… they’re such an explosive live act… you’ve got to see them.” Thursday, who recently finished up a small club tour, will go on a headlining tour with Year of the Rabbit and Death by Stereo beginning September 8th before hooking up with Thrice in October.
Thrice just wrapped up the Warped Tour, and will perform in Europe at festivals before heading out with Thursday. Both Thrice and The Artist In The Ambulance have an incredible buzz, resulting in the amazing #16 debut of Artist on Billboard’s Top 200. Rolling Stone called Thrice “the face of hardcore punk circa 2003: Equal parts brutal riffage and emo angst, their universally heavy attack packs a smarter punch then most adrenaline-fueled youngsters can manage.” Alternative Press praised their musicianship by noting, “…[guitarists] Kensrue and Teranishi have become to punk what Adrian Smith and Dave Murray (of Iron Maiden) are to metal.”