BREAK OUT THE CHAMPAGNE – WAR ALL THE TIME IS TURNING 21 YEARS OLD
THURSDAY ANNOUNCE JAN / FEB 2024 COAST TO COAST TOUR PLAYING ALBUM IN FULL
RIVAL SCHOOLS TO SERVE AS MAIN SUPPORT
MANY EYES (FEATURING KEITH BUCKLEY FROM EVERYTIME I DIE) TO OPEN ALL SHOWS
Thursday are a band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. Formed in 1998 and with world-wide album sales in the millions, the band has released six criZcally acclaimed albums. Their September 2003 Island Def Jam record ‘War All The Time’ is considered one of the pivotal and most influenZal post-hardcore albums of the aughts. The story of the record and the major label feeding frenzy of the period that saw Thursday, Green Day, At The Drive In, Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance all gedng signed was documented in Dan Ozzi’s New York Times best-selling book ‘Sellout’ of which a picture of Thursday graced the front cover.
Rival Schools are a Post Hardcore band from New York City. Originally formed in 1999 by Walter Schreifels, frontman of Quicksand; its members are alumni of seminal ’80s and ’90s hardcore bands including Gorilla Biscuits, CIV, Youth of Today and Iceburn.
Many Eyes are the brainchild of Keith Buckley, accomplished author and member of The Damned Things (Anthrax / Fall Out Boy).
A”er a monumental 2022 that saw Thursday play main support to My Chemical Romance in sold out arenas all the way from Barclays Center in Brooklyn to The Forum in Los Angeles and embarking on their own 45 date sold out club and theatre tour (with the mighty Cursive in tow) 2023 was supposed to be a year of rest for post-hardcore architects Thursday. Rhythm secDon Tucker Rule and Tim Payne released and toured their prolific L.S. Dunes album, Steve Pedulla remained highly sought a”er in the world of music videos and television producDon, whilst vocalist Geoff Rickly not only toured the USA as a solo arDst and internaDonally as a member of No DevoAon but also released his debut (best-selling) novel in the interim. Despite all this, 2023 saw the band play select dates as co-headliner of the So What FesAval as well as marquee appearances at the Adjacent, Furnace and Riot FesAvals as well as headlines appearances with Sparta, Braid, Koyo and Gel in tow.
A”er the immense success of the 20th birthday party for their War All The Time record where they rented a classic Hudson River-Boat and invited 1,200 of their closest friends to join them (it sold out in minutes) in sailing from Harlem to the historic Palisades Cliffs This maiden voyage was then complemented by a packed to the gills performance of War All The Time at Starland Ballroom. As they played the album in full, it was apparent they needed to do more.
The band elaborates: We never intended to do a na,onal tour for War All The Time. We simply wanted to celebrate at home in New Jersey with friends and family but when we played the boat, it became apparent to us how much War All The Time means to people both inside and out of the band. People travelled from 21 states and 12 countries to aAend and we were besieged with requests to bring the album to different ci,es. We casually asked our booking agent to ‘gauge interest’ and four days later, he came back with a 25 date tour!
Renowned for having their fingers on the pulse of creaDvity, Thursday has a long history of touring with ground breaking acts in tow. Coheed and Cambria, Thrice, Poison The Well, AFI, Portugal The Man, Murder By Death, Touche Amore, Bring Me The Horizon, Circa Survive and The Gaslight Anthem have all been invited to share stages with them in the past, so it was of utmost importance to invite only the finest of friends and the best of bands to accompany them on the 21st Birthday Tour for War All The Time.