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Thursday Announce Farewell Tour Celebrating Full Collapse and War All the Time

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Chances are that if you’re a fan of Thursday you got into the band on either Full Collapse or War All the Time, the band’s two biggest albums. So you’ll be delighted to know that Thursday have just announced a 20th anniversary tour (of the band, not any single album) in which they’ll be celebrating both of those seminal releases. The tour will also serve as a farewell of sorts to book-end the reunion that began two years ago, although the band has been cautious with their wording in such a way that it seems they’re leaving open the possibility of future shows.

The tour will play smaller venues and feature two shows in every city it plays — with one album being performed per show — except for Austin, San Antonio and New York, the latter of which will see Thursday wrap up the tour at the tiny Saint Vitus. It’s not clear whether they plan to perform both albums at the lone show in the single-night cities. Vein will support on the first half, with American Pleasure Half opening the back end. Here’s the band’s statement followed by the dates:

“It’s our honor to announce that we’ll be ending our 20th Anniversary by taking Full Collapse and War All the Time on the road, for a very limited US tour, in early 2019. When we reunited the band, two years ago, we had no idea that it would carry us through our 20th year or that we’d be selling out every show that we play in 2018. It’s been a very gratifying and humbling year for us. This tour is our attempt at saying ‘thank you’ to all of the people around the US that have supported us for all these years. We’ll be playing small venues, like we did when we began touring. At the conclusion of this tour, we intend to put an end to ‘the reunion.’ When we stopped playing last time, it wasn’t on the best of terms. This time, we get to put down touring on the very highest of notes: in each other’s lives and able to pick up and play together behind closed doors whenever we want. If we are ever able to do Thursday again, it will be a new, separate chapter. Thank you all for your time, attention and friendship.”

dates w/ Vein
1/10 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
1/11 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
1/13 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
1/14 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
1/15 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
1/16 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
1/19 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
1/20 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
1/22 Austin, TX @ The Barracuda
1/23 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
1/24 Austin, TX @ The Barracuda
1/25 Dallas, TX @ Trees
1/26 Dallas, TX @ Trees
1/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
1/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
1/30 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
1/31 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

dates w/ American Pleasure Club
2/15 Washington, DC @ Union Stage
2/16 Washington, DC @ Union Stage
2/18 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/19 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/20 Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
2/21 Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
2/22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
2/23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
2/25 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
2/26 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
2/27 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
2/28 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
3/1 Detroit, MI @ El Club
3/2 Detroit, MI @ El Club
3/4 Cleveland, OH @ Agora
3/5 Cleveland, OH @ Agora
3/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
3/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
3/9 Boston, MA @ Middle East
3/10 Boston, MA @ Middle East
3/15 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
3/16 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
3/17 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus

[via Lambgoat]

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