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Blue October returns to Knitting Factory in support of ‘King’ EP, ‘Get Back Up’ documentary

Blue October is touring in support of its “King” EP. (Chris Barber)
Blue October is touring in support of its “King” EP. (Chris Barber)

Just under a year ago, alt-rock quintet Blue October headlined the Knitting Factory in support of its ninth album, “I Hope You’re Happy.”

On Thursday, the band will perform at the Knit with a new EP in tow.

The “King” EP, which was released in March, features remixes of the song “King,” which was featured on “I Hope You’re Happy,” by Dave Fridmann, Phil Tan and Tim Palmer.

There’s also the band’s acoustic takes on “King” and “I Want to Come Home,” also from “Happy.”

Blue October is also prepping for the release of a documentary called “Get Back Up,” which follows the band’s meteoric rise and fall, largely due to lead singer Justin Furstenfeld’s substance abuse issues.

But, as the title suggests, the film, which was recorded over the course of nearly 10 years, also chronicles Furstenfeld’s recovery and the band’s return to stages around the world.

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