After four albums, a breakup, and a reunion, diehard fans of The Get Up Kids can still be relied upon to sell out shows to lend their support to the band and relive their youth.
The Get Up Kids started out in the late ‘90s with an album titled “Four Minute Mile.” However, it was their second album, “Something to Write Home About,” that really put them on the map.
They began opening for heavy hitters like Green Day and Weezer, until they built up the fan base to put on their own headlining shows. They moved away from the emo genre with their last two albums – “On A Wire” and “Guilt Show” – which unfortunately distanced their fans with their sudden new style.
THE GET UP KIDS
May 28, 2022
Last year, I had the joy of watching them livestream “Something to Write Home About” in its entirety. I danced in front of my computer and sang along to every word because the record is easily one of my top 10 favorite albums of all time.
They also have some accomplished admirers. Members of both Fall Out Boy and Blink-182 were heavily influenced by The Get Up Kids and are massive fans. Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) even proposed to his wife to The Get Up Kids’ song “I’ll Catch You.”
The first time I got to see The Get Up Kids live was in 1999 when they played a small pub in Australia to less than 100 people. I instantly fell in love! Now that we are returning to live shows, I am trilled they will be performing on May 28th in Irvine.
They will join Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, The Anniversary, and Hot Rod Circuit at FivePoint Amphitheatre for what promises to be an amazing show. Yes, that will be me you see in the photo pit, singing and dancing, and struggling to take a shot!
With a kinda sorta new album in place called “Problems,” you know… COVID and all, get your dancing shoes ready because The Get Up Kids are coming to the OC!