Jump, Little Children Return with Sold Out Tour
It’s been 10 years since beloved South Carolina band Jump, Little Children last played a show, hints the name for their upcoming tour. “Church and Queen Tour” refers to the intersect at the Historic Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, SC where Jump, Little Children played their last show in 2005 and will perform again in the coming week. These shows are more than just a reunion though, they mark the 20th anniversary of the bands very first record, The Licorice Tea Demos.
Jump, Little Children first started to tease the fact that there was going to be a reunion tour in 2015 in May of 2014 when Jay Clifford said in an interview “I can neither confirm, nor deny, a Jump, Little Children reunion tour in 2015.” When the tickets went on sale for the dates to close out 2015 the response was unbelievable. Shows sold out so fast they had to add dates, with the Columbia show at Music Farm selling out in hours. The out of state shows selling out as well was just icing on the cake.
“Our original thought was to keep this reunion to the Dock Street Theatre, but when those seats sold immediately we knew we had to find more dates for our fans. Since the Dock Street performances are acoustic sit-down affairs, we opted to make all other gigs good old-fashioned rock shows. We made it a point to book venues that, like Dock Street, we wanted to play again: the Exit/In in Nashville, the Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, and the Music Farm in Charleston. We’ll be visiting new places like the Terminal West in Atlanta and the Farm in Columbia, too.”
In the late 90’s and early 2000’s Jump Little Children were one of South Carolina’s premiere bands, and their base grew strong with dedicated fans. Their most important contribution to the South Carolina music scene might be their influence on nearly every indie rock band and many of the state’s best songwriters over the past decade. That influence to this day has hardly faded, with the likes of popular Charleston record label Hearts & Plugs owing much of why they do what they do to Jump and the bands that grew along with them.