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The New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA-based post-hardcore quintet Thursday was originally formed in 1997, starting out playing basement and backyard parties for friends. Comprising Geoff Rickly (8 March 1979, Dumont, New Jersey, USA; vocals), Bill Henderson (b. USA; guitar), Tim Payne (b. Timothy Charles Payne, 4 May 1979, USA; bass), Tom Keeley (b. Robert Thomas Keeley III, 15 January 1979, USA; guitar), and Tucker Rule (b. Thomas Tucker Rule, 17 November 1978, USA; drums), they soon built a substantial local following, which resulted in several high profile opening gigs, for renowned national touring acts including At The Drive-In, Boy Sets Fire, and Hot Water Music. It was not long before record labels began taking an interest, and the quintet issued their 2000 debut, Waiting, via the New York indie label, Eyeball Records. The album helped spread the bands popularity outside of New Jersey, and they signed with the acclaimed east coast hardcore punk label,...