Island recording group Thursday’s virtual non-stop touring in support of their new album, ‘A City by the Light Divided’ – which so far this year has landed them on the “Taste Of Chaos Tour,” the sold-out “Shirts For A Cure Tour,” and the “Vans Warped Tour ’06” (which ended last weekend) – now earns them a well-deserved rest before they head out on a co-headline cross-country tour with hardcore Chicago band Rise Against, and opening acts Circa Survive and Billy Talent.
Dates begin October 23rd at the House Of Blues in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), and wrap up a month later on November 22nd at the House Of Blues in Atlantic City.
Fans across the Internet have relished stories of lead singer Geoff Rickly’s microphone mishap at the Vans Warped Tour show in New York recently, which netted him a bloody nose during Thursday’s set.
“When you’re the lead singer of a breathless and chaotic (and sometimes great) band like Thursday,” wrote Kelefa Sanneh in the New York Times, “then anything you say will sound better if your face is covered in blood. That was Mr. Rickly’s situation after a collision near the beginning of Saturday’s set. As his nose pumped red into his mouth, he found a clever way to introduce “Counting 5-4-3-2-1” … ‘This is a song that we let on the radio,’ he said. ‘Now we’re taking it back.’”
He was referring to the new album’s first single pick, “Counting 5-4-3-2-1,” which has logged some 280,000 plays on Pure Volume, where Thursday has picked up nearly a half-million profile views. At the band’s MySpace site, they are up to 1.3 million profile views and 2.1 million plays. Thursday recently played a MySpace “secret show” at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park; also in their home state of New Jersey, they headlined Bamboozle Fest at Giants Stadium to more than 30,000 in attendance.
Meanwhile, the video for “Counting 5-4-3-2-1” received an all-day premiere – airing every hour on the hour! – on MTV2’s “Unleashed” and MTV2.com. The clip later went to #1 on FUSE and #1 on Ovenfresh. Another song from the album, “Running Through The Rain,” is featured in a commercial spot for the Saturn automobile. ‘A City by the Light Divided’ was produced by Dave Fridmann (known for his work with Flaming Lips, Mogwai and Sleater-Kinney).
Thursday tour dates with Rise Against, Circa Survive, and Billy Talent include:
Date City Venue
Oct. 23 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
26 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
27 Austin, TX Stubb’s BBQ
28 Fort Worth, TX Ridgelea Theatre
30 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
31 San Diego, CA Soma
Nov. 4 Irvine, CA Bren Events Center
5 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
6 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
7 Seattle, WA The Premier
9 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
10 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
11 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club
12 Minneapolis, MN The Quest
14 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
15 Detroit, MI State Theatre
16 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
17 Niagara Falls, NY The Dome Theatre
18 Worcester, MA The Palladium
20 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
21 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
22 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues