A Day To Remember have announced a Sioux City, Iowa show with Beartooth and Silverstein. That concert will take place on June 16 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
On March 2, I attended A Day To Remember’s “15 Years In The Making” tour at the Armory in San Francisco, CA and it was an insane show!
The Devil Wears Prada kicked off the night and things were off to a great start until half the sound system went out towards the beginning of their set. Fans couldn’t even hear Mike Hranica’s vocals for a few minutes, but the band continued to power through anyway. Once the technical issues were solved, the rest of the set was flawless. They only played about seven songs, but they did a good job at balancing it out with tracks spanning a majority of their discography. Some highlights included “Wapakalypse” and “Mammoth.”
Falling In Reverse were up next and they put on an enjoyable performance. Frontman Ronnie Radke was really energetic and had people bouncing from the start. He also had an impressive vocal range that was able to transition from singing to growling to even rapping with ease. Like The Devil Wears Prada, the group only played about seven songs, but it was enough to pump the crowd up for the main bands. Highlights from their set included “The Drug In Me Is You” and “Just Like You.”
After Falling In Reverse, it was time for Papa Roach. Before they came out, a recording played and told everyone to put their middle fingers in the air and chant “Fuck Papa Roch.” The crowd did as they were instructed and continued chanting until the band blasted into the title track of their latest album “Crooked Teeth.” From there, the group pretty much played a balance of classics and new tracks, along with an amazing cover of Blur’s “Song 2.” Frontman Jacoby Shaddix had so much energy it was infectious. He had the crowd doing circle pits and even tried to get a wall of death going. He also had his young son Brixton come out and shout at the crowd to get down so they could all hop back up during “Traumatic,” which Brixton also sang with his father. Aside from that, other highlights from their set included “Between Angels And Insects,” “Scars,” “Last Resort,” and “…To Be Loved.”
Finally, it was time for the headliners of the evening, A Day To Remember. The group are out on the road celebrating their 15th anniversary, and they definitely know how to throw a party. As promised, the band played tracks spanning almost their entire catalogue, and to enhance the experience they used big screens with different types of imagery, including the artwork for various albums. They kicked things off with “I’m Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?” and just kept the momentum going from there. Like the other singers in the supporting acts, Jeremy McKinnon was very energetic. His singing and growls were on point, while the rest of the band fired on all cylinders as well. They tried to make things as fun as possible too by encouraging fans to mosh and crowd surf, blasting confetti cannons and smoke, throwing out toilet paper and tons of beach balls ranging from small ones to a mega-one. The audience was going absolutely crazy, while having the time of their lives. Some highlights from their performance included “Life Lessons Learned The Hard Way,” their cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone,” “All I Want,” and their encore which began with a mini acoustic set featuring “If It Means A Lot To You” and “I Remember,” followed by “The Plot To Bomb The Panhandle,” and “The Downfall Of Us All.”
A Day To Remember have officially announced their 15th anniversary tour, where they plan to perform tracks spanning their full catalog. Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse, and The Devil Wears Prada will serve as support.
02/20 Grand Rapids, MI – Deltaplex Arena
02/22 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
02/23 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
02/24 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
02/27 Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
02/28 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
03/02 San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Armory
03/04 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
03/06 San Antonio, TX – Sunken Garden Theater
03/07 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
03/12 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
03/13 Baltimore, MD – UMBC Fieldhouse
03/15 Lowell, MA – Tsongas Center
03/16 Allentown, PA – PPL Center
03/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
03/19 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
03/20 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
A Day To Remember have premiered a new video for their song “We Got This.” This song is from the band’s latest album, “Bad Vibrations.”
The group commented:
“Our new music video for ’We Got This’ is dedicated to the magic of live music. With footage from our time on the road dating back to 2009, the video celebrates all of the ADTR fans around the world who always come out to see us live and the traditions we’ve implemented into our live shows that help make them what they are. Maybe you’ll see yourself in the video and then hopefully we’ll see you again soon at another show.”
On July 28, I attended the Avenged Sevenfold, A Day To Remember, & HO99O9 concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, and it was a great show.
HO99O9 opened up the night with an insane performance. The group’s recorded music is considered hip-hop, but in a live setting they sound straight up punk. theOGM and Eaddy’s vocals mixed with Brandon Pertzborn’s (Black Flag, Doyle) insane drumming made for a cool set, which was worth getting there early for.
After HO99O9, A Day To Remember came out for a fun set. The group’s performance began with the stage “talking” to the crowd to introduce the band. Then they came out and blasted right into “All I Want.” The band’s high energy set was made only better by their crowd participation efforts, ranging from having people throw toilet paper, bounce beach balls, and catch shirts from a t-shirt cannon. Frontman Jeremy McKinnon was a little disappointed that people couldn’t mosh or crowd surf up front, due to a lack of a pit area, but that didn’t stop the band from keeping the crowd engaged. Highlights from their set include the previously mentioned opener “All I Want,” “Naivety,” and “If It Means A Lot To You.”
Then it was time for the headliners of the night, Avenged Sevenfold! The band’s show started with outer space-like imagery recreating the cover art of the band’s latest album “The Stage” across several screens, along with flashing lightning. Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ and Brooks Wackerman (ex-Bad Religion) then entered the arena to launch into the aforementioned album’s title track, before M. Shadows ran out just in time for the vocals to kick in. Their musicianship was impeccable, between Gates and Vengeance’s amazing guitar harmonies, to Wackerman’s thunderous drumming. This combined with the various onscreen imagery to accompany each track, and fire blasts, made for one grand spectacle. The images were especially powerful, due to the way they helped the songs come to life in a story-like manner, as Shadows’ powerful voice narrated. It didn’t stop there either. Shadows even made sure the audience was a part of everything by having them do things like throwing their fists to the sky, yelling “hail” during “Hail To The King,” putting lighters/cell phones up for “So Far Away,” etc. The concert was really phenomenal on all levels. Highlights of the night included “Nightmare,” “Almost Easy,” “God Damn,” “Sunny Disposition,” “A Little Piece Of Heaven,” and their finale “Unholy Confessions.”
A Day To Remember were the musical guests at the 2017 “X Games,” which took place at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN over the weekend. You can see footage of them performing “We Got This” below:
A Day To Remember have announced a North American tour with Moose Blood and Wage War. Check out the dates below.
07/29 — Fresno, Calif. @ Woodward Park Ampitheater (no Moose Blood)
08/02 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl (no Moose Blood)
08/06 — Papillion, Neb. @ Sumtur Ampitheater (no Moose Blood)
08/08 — St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant (no Moose Blood)
08/09 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Bricktown Events Center (no Moose Blood)
09/10 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Self Help Festival
09/12 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
09/13 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Old National Center
09/30 — Orlando, Fla. @ Self Help Festival
10/03 — Houston, Texas @ Revention Music Center
10/04 — Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Live!
10/06 — Clive, Iowa @ 7 Flags Event Center
10/07 — Detroit, Mich. @ Self Help Festival
10/08 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ Riverworks
10/10 — Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
10/11 — Toronto, Ontario @ Rebel
10/13 — Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live!
10/15 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Marathon Music Works
10/16 — Tulsa, Okla. @ Brady Theater
10/17 — Wichita, Kansas @ The Cotillion
10/19 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre