News•November 10, 2010 5:36 PM ET•9,639 views
Thursday, Underoath announce U.S. tour
Official press release: New Jersey's volatile, experimentalist rock band Thursday will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their classic, groundbreaking album Full Collapse by kicking off a US tour with their friends, Underoath, in January/February where the band will perform the celebrated record in its entirety. Tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Released in April 2001, Thursday's sophomore album, Full Collapse, pulled Thursday from the underground basement and VFW shows they were used to and propelled the band to the forefront of mainstream rock with its unique melding of emotionally charged post-punk and aggressive post-hardcore. "Full Collapse was a record that changed the course and shape of my life," says singer Geoff Rickly. "We began touring for it in basements and VFW halls, continued, opening for bands like the Murder City Devils and Rival Schools and ended up as a full time touring band meeting hundreds of thousands of people with whom we formed deep and lasting connections. Time passes and we embrace new music and different goals but, ten years later, Full Collapse continues to move people and for that we are very grateful. This tour is a celebration of those times and the end of a chapter in the life of Thursday."