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The Get Up Kids Announce Two UK Shows This June & Tickets

Friday, 02 April 2010 Written by Jon Stickler
The Get Up Kids Announce Two UK Shows This June & Tickets

American indie rock band The Get Up Kids have announced two special shows in London and Birmingham this June.

The band will play London’s Camden Underworld on June 24th before playing the O2 Academy in Birmingham a day later on June 25th.

The Get Up Kids were formed in 1995 and played a major part in the mid-90’s emo scene. As part of the “second-wave” of emo music, the band gained prominence and began touring with bands such as Green Day and Weezer before becoming headliners themselves.

With their catchy poppy emo-rock songs becoming more and more popular across the world, the band eventually earned themselves international tours of Japan and Europe and went on to release four albums.

Despite breaking up in 2005 and reuniting only last year, their earnest, heart-on-sleeve punk pop has inspired much of the recent more theatrical emo-boom. Blink-182 bassist and singer Mark Hoppus is a vocal fan and they were also a major influence on the rest of the band, noticeably on their release of their 2001 album ‘Take Off Your Pants And Jacket’.

Fellow punk-pop band Fall Out Boy also cite The Get Up Kids as a major influence, bassist Pete Wentz stated that the band had huge influence on him and the other members of the group. "There should be a How To Be a Pop-Punk Kid starter kit with bands like Get Up Kids, so kids would know whose shoulders bands like us are standing on. Fall Out Boy would not be a band if it were not for The Get Up Kids.”

Earlier this year the band announced that they would be self-releasing a new EP entitled ‘Simple Science’, which will be their first studio release in six years. The four-song EP is expected to be released sometime in April.

The Get Up Kids will play the following UK dates:

June 2010

24th Camden Underworld, London
25th O2 Academy, Birmingham

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