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Thursday Breaking Up: New Jersey Screamo Stalwarts to Split After Tour

Jonathan Weiner

Citing “an endless series of personal difficulties,” New Jersey screamo kings Thursday have announced they’re calling it quits after their upcoming North American tour.

“We haven’t had any falling out and are all still close,” the band said in an offiical statement. “I’m sure that we will continue to create, in some capacity, together. We’ve talked about turning Thursday into something else: a non-profit, a band that only records sporadically, a collection of other projects … Underneath it all, the personal circumstances involved make it impossible to continue Thursday in the spirit that has made it special. So, we stop. For now, at least.”

Formed in 1997, Thursday released six studio albums and helped redefine punk rock for the ’00s. The band is best known for 2001’s ferociously emotive ‘Full Collapse,’ an era-defining record that continues to resonate with fans.

“To have one record still being celebrated a decade after it’s release and another to be met with such critical acclaim was really more than we ever could’ve imagined,” the band wrote in its break-up post. “We just wanted to play basement shows in New Brunswick. It’s funny … That sounds like a well-worn line now but it’s absolutely the truth.”

Thursday might not have aspired to big rooms rooms, but they evolved into a band capable of rocking large audiences. The final tour starts tomorrow (Nov. 23) at Irving Plaza in New York City and wraps Dec. 30 at Philadelphia’s Theatre of Living Arts.

“We would love to see you all one more time,” singer Geoff Rickly said in a post on the Epitaph Records website. “So please, if we’re near your city, come out and have fun with us. It has been our pleasure and honor to make music for such wonderful people over the last thirteen years.”

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