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The Get Up Kids Are Not Breaking Up

Posted by - 01:08 PM on 09/30/11
The Get Up Kids have sent in a message dispelling the rumor that they are breaking up, which originated from a misinterpreted facebook posting.
Message From the BandThe Get Up Kids are not breaking up after this European tour, as has been erroneously announced in some areas of the press. What was said was that this could be the last set of tour dates for a spell, especially in Europe, as members are splitting off to work on some other projects for a while. That is—Matt Pryor has a new solo album, May Day (which was funded with the help of a Kickstarter campaign) that is due in January. Rob Pope is likely working on a new Spoon album (Britt Daniel has spent the year writing new songs for the next release). James Dewees continues to play in My Chemical Romance. Ryan Pope is spending some time in Europe. Jim Suptic is being a dad for the second time.

It is not even a 'hiatus' which always seems to mean something much more final. At this point, there are no Get Up Kids dates booked beyond the current set of shows in Europe, but that doesn't mean we won't be looking to do more live touring in the future. We've had a great time making these new songs, and playing them live, and have enjoyed being a band together again, so the Get Up Kids will be continuing on in 2012 and beyond. We started working on this current album, There Are Rules, over two years ago, and have toured the world supporting the release, for what will be the better part of 10 months (and in fact had played a lot in 2010 prior to the album release, too)—we have been working hard on being the Get Up Kids again. So taking some time to work on some other projects seems well deserved.
 
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01:11 PM on 09/30/11
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Alex DiVincenzo
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Good. Good.
01:15 PM on 09/30/11
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good to hear
01:17 PM on 09/30/11
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misenterpreted social network posts made into incorrect news - happened to these guy and Bloc Party in the same week.
01:21 PM on 09/30/11
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Huh...

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This is most likely the last chance to see us over in Europe for a while - we are all pretty much splitting off to do some different projects once we’re back home.

Could have fooled me...
01:31 PM on 09/30/11
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normitron
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James Dewees needs to spend more time being Reggie.
01:37 PM on 09/30/11
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Greg.Kushlan
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I don't get how someone would be stupid enough to misinterpret what they wrote the first time.
01:47 PM on 09/30/11
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notmrblond234
let's make a movie or something
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Is James Dewees still in this band?
01:49 PM on 09/30/11
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TomAce
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honestly, i've loved the get up kids my entire life, but the next Spoon record is going to be mammoth so i am 100% behind them taking a breather.
01:52 PM on 09/30/11
dashboardkid88
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Well this is a relief.
01:54 PM on 09/30/11
ACA
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Is James Dewees still in this band?
He writes/records but does not tour.
02:03 PM on 09/30/11
InTheatersNow
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They should break up
02:07 PM on 09/30/11
Bryan Mac
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James Dewees needs to spend more time being Reggie.
This X9000000000
03:47 PM on 09/30/11
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They should, that new album was horrible.
03:50 PM on 09/30/11
get up kidd
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Thank god!

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