The Get Up Kids

The Get Up Kids

Influential emo-indie band...

The Get Up Kids
The Get Up Kids are an American indie rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. Formed in 1995, the band was a major player in the mid-90s emo scene, otherwise known as the second wave of emo music. As they gained prominence, they began touring with bands such as Green Day and Weezer before becoming headliners themselves, eventually embarking on international tours of Japan and Europe. They founded Heroes & Villains Records, an imprint of the successful indie rock label Vagrant Records. While the imprint was started to release albums by The Get Up Kids, it served as a launching pad for several side-projects such as The New Amsterdams and Reggie and the Full Effect. The Get Up Kids were viewed throughout their existence as a prototypical emo band, having been major players in the midwest emo movement of the mid-1990s. However, like many early emo bands, The Get Up Kids began to dissociate themselves with the term, as it came to be seen as insult to be known as an emo band. Due to some internal conflict, the band broke up in 2005. However, in 2008 the band announced that they would embark on a 2009 reunion tour to support the tenth anniversary re-release of 'Something to Write Home About', the band's most successful studio album. It is not yet known if they will continue as a band after the tour. "There should be a How To Be a Pop-Punk Kid starter kit with bands like Get Up Kids, so kids would know whose shoulders bands like us are standing on. Fall Out Boy would not be a band if it were not for The Get Up Kids." Pete Wetz, Fall Out Boy MySpace

Members

Matthew Pryor, Jim Suptic, Rob Pope, Ryan Pope, James Dewees

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