Thursday To Return To The Stage For ‘Family First Festival’


When Thursday wrapped up their reunion touring with a 20th anniversary run earlier this year, it seemed like it would be awhile before the group made their next move. At the time, the band said of that trek:

“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.”

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As it turns out, the apparent first entry in that new, separate chapter will be written this fall, when the band head overseas as direct support at Boysetsfire‘s ‘Family First Festival‘, which will find the latter celebrating their 25th anniversary. That festival will take place at the Palladium in Koln, Germany on November 29th and will also feature Raised Fist, Kmpfsprt and Norbert Buchmacher.

Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly commented of the show and the band’s potential future touring plans:

“We are so excited and surprised to be able to announce Family First Festival. After our last show, we began conversations about all the places that we hadn’t been able to play on our reunion. It seemed impossible that we would all be available at the same time to play shows again, especially in any sustained way.

But when our old friends in BOYSETSFIRE asked us to play this festival with them, we saw that we had a rare opportunity to accomplish two things at once: visit a country that’s always been kind to Thursday and play, once more, with a band that we’ve admired since before we were a band, a band that took us on one of our first tours ever.

After much discussion among ourselves, we decided that there were certain cities around the globe that we had unfinished business in and if we find that, at some point in the future, we’re in a position to play them, then we will. We hope to see you there. ❤️✌🏻”

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