Thursday – 20 Years: WAR ALL THE TIME

Thursday – 20 Years: WAR ALL THE TIME

American Pleasure Club

Fri. March 8, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Underground Arts

$35.00 - $40.00

This event is 21 and over

Thursday
Thursday
• Tom Keeley – lead guitar, backing vocals
• Tim Payne – bass guitar
• Geoff Rickly – lead vocals
• Tucker Rule – drums
• Steve Pedulla – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
• Andrew Everding – keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
Seminal Post Hardcore band Thursday have big ambitious plans for 2018 to
celebrate their 20th year as a band!
The New Jersey sextet who released six records, since their formation in
1997 and enjoyed cumulative worldwide sales of over three million units
before disbanding in 2011 originally reformed (at two days notice) in 2016
to play the Sound on Sound Festival in Atlanta, although in typical
Thursday fashion, it was the charitable element of their performance that
enticed them and not the almighty dollar. After triumphant appearances at
Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago, 2016 was topped off with magical (sold
out) home coming shows at their spiritual home of The Starland Ballroom in
NJ.
In 2017, the band undertook a successful 24 date headline tour of the USA
with Touche Amore and Basement in tow, as support. Never afraid to wear
their hearts (or their politics) on their sleeves the band criss-crossed
the USA performing under two side banners that read ‘Refugee’s Welcome
Here’ and 'Protect Immigrant Communities’in open defiance of the atrocious
politics facing their immigrant brothers and sisters. This outspoken
stance not surprisingly garnered both controversy and respect, two notions
long synonymous with Thursday.
The band also went on to headline the Northside festival in Brooklyn to a
record-breaking crowd.
Don’t call it a comeback and don’t call it nostalgia, the band’s singer
Geoff succinctly summarizes their reunion:
‘This coming year, we are going to take the show across all the cities and
countries that embraced us so thoroughly "back in the day." You can
probably guess a few of them.
The problem with nostalgia, and memory in general, is that it's a
destructive process. Much like recording over the same cassette, again and
again, the quality degrades with each pass. Put in a modern way, our memory
is like a hard drive: the more you try to fit on it, the further it
compresses, lowering the quality of the new memory and the original
experience, too.
Rather than endlessly overwriting the original experiences that we shared
with so many of you, we've been discussing how and when to wrap up this
trip down memory lane. In the next year, we'll be announcing our
international tours as well as a final group of dates in the US, that will
be totally unlike anything we've ever attempted to do.
Beyond that, we will only return in the event of new music. And new music
will only come if we feel it's truly inspired and adds a new dimension to
the band. In our humble opinions, there are only a few bands that have put
out records worth coming back for. Bands like Portishead and MBV.
We have loved every minute of these shows. We look forward to 2018 and
everything it brings.’
American Pleasure Club
American Pleasure Club
Band formerly known as Teen Suicide. Formed as American Pleasure Club in 2017, after going through numerous temporary band names.
Venue Information:
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19108
http://undergroundarts.org/