Thursday to Play Marathon Music Works April 5 w/ Touché Amoré & Basement

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Formed two decades ago in New Brunswick, NJ, seminal post-hardcore act Thursday, who rose to fame in the early ’00s adjacent to the booming emo and pop punk scene, found a loyal and widespread fanbase after breakthrough 2001 effort Full Collapse. Channeling dark and earnest lyrical themes and a heavy, visceral, and driving musical style, the group managed to find a bridge of crossover appeal between the lighter, indie-influenced emo scene and fans looking for something packing a punch more akin to hardcore. After a lauded run, which saw their sound involve into more atmospheric and experimental territory throughout six full-length releases, the group disbanded in 2011, at the time plagued by personal difficulties.

After years of mixed signals, Thursday officially mounted a surprise return last year, performing at Atlanta’s Wrecking Ball fest, both Denver and Chicago Riot Fest outings, Austin’s Sound on Sound Fest, and two intimate hometown New Jersey shows to end the year, stressing that they only chose to return after mending fences, finding a way to operate on their own terms, and feeling assured that their decision felt organic and fan-driven, rather than a nostalgia grab. By all accounts the performances were phenomenal, and apparently the band are feeling truly whole again as well, as they’ve just announced their first proper headlining tour since 2011, which brings them to Nashville for the first time in years (we can’t even find evidence of their last Music City show) April 5 at Marathon Music Works. And, as if a Thursday reunion tour couldn’t get any more exciting, Touché Amoré, celebrating a phenomenal new album, English alt/post-hardcore outfit Basement, who’ve become incredibly active since reuniting in 2014, and likeminded up and comers Wax Idols have been tapped for support, making this, perhaps, the show of the year for fans of punk and post-hardcore. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. CST right here, and we’d recommend grabbing them quick.


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3/28 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
3/30 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
3/31 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
4/1 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
4/2 – House of Blues Orlando – Orlando, FL
4/4 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/5 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
4/7 – House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX
4/8 – House of Blues Dallas – Dallas, TX
4/10 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
4/11 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
4/12 – UC Theater – Berkeley, CA
4/14 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
4/15 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
4/17 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
4/18 – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MO
4/20 – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
4/21 – House of Blues Chicago – Chicago, IL
4/22 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
4/23 – House of Blues Cleveland – Cleveland, OH
4/25 – Saint Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
4/27 – The NorVA – Norfolk, VA
4/28 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
4/30 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY

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