With little fanfare, Get Up Kids have announced plans to play a surprise reunion show this Sunday in their hometown of Kansas City. The show represents the influential band's first performance since the band's final tour in 2005.
Rumours abound about the reunion and whether it will turn into a proper tour. Frontman Matt Pryor explained the event to The Kansas City Star.
Next year is the 10th anniversary of our second record, 'Something to Write Home About,' which was our most popular record. We talked to Vagrant about doing a 10-year anniversary edition with a DVD and a photo book and all that stuff. Then we thought, 'Hey, we should play some shows.' This summer we got everybody on-board. Then we basically told a bunch of people about it and then denied it, just to be contrary.
"We weren't going to do it until next year, but we decided it'd be funny if we just showed up and played a show. We thought about doing it Thanksgiving, like, 'Hey, we all happen to be home for Thanksgiving …,' but that didn't work out.
Something To Write Home About was released in 1999.
Speaking of that album, we've included a short clip that you might find interesting.