What: Matt Pryor and Dan Andriano, with Lilly Pryor

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, doors open at 7 p.m.

Where: The Suttle Lodge, 13300 U.S. Highway 20, Sisters

Cost: $23 plus fees in advance, free for kids younger than 12

Contact: thesuttlelodge.com or 541-638-7001

Matt Pryor never intended to rejoin The Get Up Kids after the Kansas City, Missouri, pop-punk group split in 2005.

Three years later, the band reunited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its second album, 1999’s “Something to Write Home About.” The band’s fifth studio album “There Are Rules” followed in 2011.

All the five bandmates needed was time away, Pryor said.

“It’s one of those things where, realistically, we just should have taken a couple years off,” the band’s frontman, main songwriter and guitarist said recently while on a break from traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco on his current tour with Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio. “But we weren’t experienced enough and healthy enough to know that that’s what we needed.”

The ’90s emo mainstay is also touring far less than it used to. This is thanks, in part, to its members’ various side projects — bassist Rob Pope tours with Spoon, keyboardist James Dewees is busy with his band Reggie and the Full Effect and Pryor has his solo career. But even without those projects, Pryor wouldn’t be interested in more touring.

“I don’t ever have any intention of doing it the way we used to do it, ever again,” he said. “That’s a young man’s game.”

During his brief conversation with GO! Magazine, Pryor said he has never enjoyed extended jaunts on the road. He said he’s looking forward to the end of this tour, which makes its third-to-last stop at the Suttle Lodge on Thursday.

“I think the rest of the year’s gonna be, with the occasional (show) here and there, for the most part just gonna be home writing and recording, which is great,” he said. “And gardening.”

This round of shows with Andriano is the way he likes to tour these days. The two musicians are driving to stops with a merchandise person and Pryor’s 14-year-old daughter Lilly, who has been opening the shows with her own material and joining her father for a handful of songs.

“It’s the easiest tour in the world,” Pryor said. “It’s no sound check — I mean, well, no big sound check. It’s just easy-peasy.”

Pryor and Andriano, who toured together last year as part of the acoustic, five-songwriter Where’s the Band? tour, preceded this current tour with a two-song, collaborative single. The musicians have been playing separate sets on this tour, then playing material together at the end of the show.

Material from Pryor’s three main projects — The Get Up Kids, his solo albums and the rootsier New Amsterdams — has been showing up in his sets.

“I try to play The Get Up Kids songs that the band doesn’t necessarily play live, and a lot of that actually lends itself to acoustic — quieter, slower songs — anyway,” he said. “There’s not anything that I refuse to play, but I’m not gonna play — there’s like a handful of songs The Get Up Kids play every single night no matter what, and I don’t feel that I need to play those on this show.”

The tour also supports Pryor’s fourth studio album, “Memento Mori,” released in February. However, Pryor has only played a couple of the tracks live due to the somber nature of the album, which was inspired by the deaths of his stepfather, grandmother and close family friend all within six months of each other. The record is steeped in acoustic guitar, piano and strings, a far cry even from his previous, acoustic-driven solo albums.

“There are parts of it that I still don’t even really like to listen to,” he said. “… I mean, I don’t know that it was therapeutic. It was more just trying to honor and maybe memorialize those people and what they meant to me.”

The Get Up Kids have been recording the long-awaited follow-up to “There Are Rules” in between other obligations. But Pryor seems more interested in making music with his kids.

Lilly has a debut album in the works, with Pryor producing, that could be released within the next year.

“The end goal is to buy an RV and just home-school all the kids and go on the road,” he said.