Thursday will reunite at Wrecking Ball festival
These days it seems like no band stays broken up forever. The post-hardcore band Thursday, who went on indefinite hiatus after their 2011 album No Devolucion, announced on Tuesday that they will be reuniting for at least one performance, at this year’s Wrecking Ball festival in Atlanta.
“Five years ago, we found it necessary to end Thursday for reasons beyond our control,” singer Geoff Rickly said in a statement. “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.”
Rickly also announced that the band will donate part of their Wrecking Ball proceeds to SisterSong, a “reproductive justice collective” based in Atlanta, reminiscent of The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle recently using a new song to raise money for abortion access in North Carolina.
“At our peak, Thursday were a band fiercely devoted to local music, community and compassion. We plan to use this occasion to renew our commitment to those ideas,” Rickly said.
Thursday currently have no other performances scheduled, but tickets for Wrecking Ball go on sale April 1. The festival takes place Aug. 12-14. Other bands playing at this year’s festival include Piebald, The Promise Ring, Hey Mercedes, Rainer Maria, and Milemarker, in addition to a farewell show from Motion City Soundtrack.