Thursday end hiatus for Wrecking Ball appearance

By Ben Tipple

Having launched into their indefinite hiatus five years back, Thursday are set to return to the live circuit with an appearance at Wrecking Ball in Atlanta this August.

“Five years ago, we found it necessary to end Thursday for reasons beyond our control,” singer Geoff Rickly explains. “Earlier this year, we were able to reconcile all of our differences and spend time together. This is a vital component to what we loved about being in Thursday and we’re happy to say that we’ll be playing this show as the same line-up that began touring together on ‘Full Collapse’ and jointly worked on every record since.”

Thursday will be joined by the likes of Quicksand, L7, Drive Like Jehu and Dinosaur Jr at the festival, to be held in Atlanta from the 13th to the 14th August 2016. Motion City Soundtrack are also on there despite their recent split announcement, as are pretty much every awesome band ever. American Football, American Nightmare, Deafheaven, Good Riddance, Joyce Manor, Pears, Ceremony, Turnstile, Jeff Rosenstock… Stop us whenever you want…

Full details of the festival can be found on the Wrecking Ball website.

“At our peak, Thursday were a band fiercely devoted to local music, community and compassion,” Rickly continues. “We plan to use this occasion to renew our commitment to those ideas. As such, we’ll be donating part of the proceeds from Wrecking Ball to SisterSong, an Atlanta-based Reproductive Justice Collective.”

There’s no word of any other live dates or new music at this stage. Rickly’s newer outfit, No Devotion, revealed they were working on new material via Twitter earlier this month.

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