The Get Up Kids: Automatic (video)

The Get Up Kids

There are Rules, the Get Up Kids’ fifth LP (out now on Quality Hill), may show an emo collective that’s no longer a group of “kids” in the chronological sense; after all, this is their first release since 2005. But the recently reunited quintet demonstrate a sense of energetic vigor that would be the envy of many a twenty-something band. What’s more, they’ve crafted a collection of songs of abundant melodic appeal: hooks that fly by quickly yet remain in your memory long afterwards. The tightly knit arrangements and edgy sound world are further evidence that emo needn’t be a throwback genre – and that these kids are much better than “all right.”

Tour Dates

February 23 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
February 24 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
February 25 – St.Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
February 26 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
February 27 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
March 01 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
March 02 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
March 03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
March 05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
March 06 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
March 08 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
March 09 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
March 10 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
March 11 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
March 12 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
March 13 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

* all dates with Miniature Tigers and Brian Bonz

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