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Tour

  • Date Venue Location Tickets
  • Aug 27 Hersheypark Stadium Hershey, PA Tickets
  • Aug 28 First Niagara Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA Tickets
  • Aug 30 DTE Energy Music Theater Detroit, MI SOLD OUT
  • Aug 31 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI Tickets
  • Sep 02 Xfinity Theatre Hartford, CT Tickets
  • Sep 03 Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, ME Tickets
  • Sep 04 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY Tickets
  • Sep 05 Atlantic City Beach Atlantic City, NJ Tickets
  • Sep 08 Xcel Energy Center Minneapolis, MN Tickets
  • Sep 09 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Chicago, IL Tickets
  • Sep 10 Klipsch Music Center Indianapolis, IN Tickets
  • Sep 11 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Saint Louis, MO Tickets
  • Sep 13 Pepsi Center Denver, CO Tickets
  • Sep 15 Taco Bell Arena Boise, ID Tickets
  • Sep 16 Spokane Arena Spokane, WA Tickets
  • Sep 17 Key Arena Seattle, WA Tickets
  • Sep 18 Abbotsford Centre Vancouver, BC SOLD OUT
  • Sep 20 Sunlight Supply Amphitheater Portland, OR Tickets
  • Sep 22 USANA Amphitheatre Salt Lake City, UT Tickets
  • Sep 24 Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, AZ Tickets
  • Sep 25 Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM Tickets
  • Sep 28 Shoreline Amphitheatre San Francisco, CA Tickets
  • Sep 29 Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Irvine, CA SOLD OUT
  • Sep 30 The Forum Los Angeles, CA Tickets
  • Oct 01 The Forum Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
  • Oct 05 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA Tickets
  • Oct 06 Save Mart Center Fresno, CA Tickets
  • Oct 07 Irvine Meadows Amphitheater Irvine, CA Tickets
  • Nov 05 Knotfest Japan Chiba, JP Tickets
  • Dec 10 Red Hill Auditorium Perth, AU Tickets
  • Dec 13 AEC Theatre Hindmarsh, AU Tickets
  • Dec 14 Festival Hall Melbourne, AU Tickets
  • Dec 16 Hordern Pavilion Sydney, AU Tickets
  • Dec 18 Riverstage Brisbane, AU Tickets
  • Jan 22 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, UK Tickets
  • Jan 23 SSE Hydro Glasgow, UK Tickets
  • Jan 25 Barclay Card Arena Birmingham, UK Tickets
  • Jan 27 SSE Arena Wembley London, UK Tickets
  • Jan 28 Leeds Arena Leeds, UK Tickets
  • Jan 30 Turbinenhalle Oberhausen, DE Tickets
  • Jan 31 Haus Auensee Leipzig, DE Tickets
  • Feb 01 Palladium Koln, DE Tickets
  • Feb 03 Sporthalle Hamburg, DE Tickets
  • Feb 04 COLUMBIAHALLE Berlin, DE Tickets
  • Feb 05 Gasometer Vienna, AT Tickets
  • Feb 07 Alcatraz Milan, IT Tickets
  • Feb 08 Volkshaus Zurich, CH Tickets
  • Feb 10 STADTHALLE Offenbach, DE Tickets
  • Feb 11 Schleyerhalle Stuttgart, DE Tickets
  • Feb 12 Le Trianon Paris, FR Tickets
  • Feb 14 Ab Hall Brussels, BE Tickets
  • Feb 15 013 Tilburg, NL Tickets
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About

Over the course of the past several years, each of A Day To Remember’s releases have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Indie and/or Alternative Charts. They’ve also sold more than a million units, racked up over 400 million Spotify streams and 500 million YouTube views, garnered two gold-selling albums and singles (and one silver album in the UK) and sold out entire continental tours (including their own curated Self Help Festival), amassing a global fanbase whose members number in the millions. All of which explains why Rolling Stone called them “An Artist You Need To Know.” In other words, their creative process has worked and worked well.

But for new album Bad Vibrations, the Ocala, Florida-based quintet of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Kevin Skaff and Neil Westfall, bassist Joshua Woodard and drummer Alex Shelnutt switched gears and headed for uncharted territory. Their path included a loose and much more collaborative songwriting process, one that also saw them recording for the first time with producers Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Rise Against, NOFX). And though the album’s being released on the band’s own ADTR Records (like 2013′s Common Courtesy), this record marks their first distribution deal with Epitaph and is the first time they’ve worked with Grammy winner Andy Wallace (Foo Fighters, Slayer), who was brought in to mix.

“We completely changed the way we wrote, recorded and mixed this album,” says vocalist Jeremy McKinnon. “It was one of the most unique recording experiences we’ve ever had. We rented a cabin in the Colorado mountains and just wrote with the five of us together in a room, which was the polar opposite of the last three albums we’ve made. We just let things happen organically and in the moment. I think it forever changed the way we make music. And working with Bill was an awesome experience. He was a bit hard to read at first, so I think we subconsciously pushed ourselves harder to try to impress him. As a result, we gave this album everything we had.”

Recorded at Stevenson’s Fort Collins-based Blasting Room Studios, Bad Vibrations masterfully channels the kinetic energy that recently found A Day To Remember named “the best live band of 2015″ by Alternative Press. The band decided to forgo digitally driven production and focus on live recording. “These days it seems like a lot of heavy sounding music is heading more and more in a digital direction,” notes McKinnon. “That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but we wanted to go the opposite way and make something that’s aggressive but has more of a natural flow and feel to it.”

By powering Bad Vibrations with so much raw passion, A Day To Remember ultimately deliver some of their most emotionally intense material to date. “I’m like a child screaming in a room when I write,” laughs McKinnon. “I’m singing about the things that are frustrating me, but at some point there’s an arc within the song. It’s almost like I’m giving advice to another person about whatever I’m struggling with, but I think I’m really just trying to give that advice to myself.”

The catharsis-inducing album sees the band tackling duplicity and deception (on the gloriously frenzied ‘Same About You’), the destructive nature of judgmental behavior (on ‘Justified,’ a track shot through with soaring harmonies and sprawling guitar work), addiction (on the darkly charged ‘Reassemble’), and friendship poisoned by unchecked ego (on ‘Bullfight,’ a track with a classic-punk chorus that brilliantly gives way to a Viking-metal-inspired bridge).

‘Paranoia,’ one of the most urgent tracks on Bad Vibrations, fuses fitful tempos and thrashing riffs in its powerful portrait of mental unraveling—an idea born from the band’s commitment to close collaboration in making the album. “Originally it was a joke song about someone being paranoid, but then Neil and Kevin and I started brainstorming lyrics together, which we’d never done before,” recalls McKinnon. “It ended up being shaped so that the verse is a person talking to a psychiatrist, the pre-chorus is the psychiatrist talking back to that person, and then the chorus is paranoia personified. The whole thing just exploded and came together in this really cool way.”

On ‘Naivety,’ the band slips into a melancholy mood that’s perfectly matched by the song’s bittersweet, pop-perfect melody. Says McKinnon, “It’s about that journey when you’re getting older and starting to view the world as a little less magical than you used to, and you’re missing that youthful enthusiasm from when you were a kid.”

Ultimately, McKinnon says that this particular album-making process breathed new life into the band. “Breaking out of our comfort zone and working in a less controlled way, we ended up making something that feels good to everyone, and we can’t wait to go out and tour on it,” he says. “I think a big part of why our music connects with people is that they’re able to get such an emotional release from our songs. And while most of the songs are me venting about whatever’s affecting me at the time, people who are going through something similar can see that it’s coming from a real, honest place. That’s really the core of what A Day To Remember has always been.”

MANAGEMENT
Mark Mercado & John Youngman
Fly South Music Group
info@flysouthmusic.com

BOOKING (USA)
Dave Shapiro
United Talent Agency
shapiro@unitedtalent.com

BOOKING (International)
Tobbe Lorentz
United Talent Agency
tobbe.lorentz@unitedtalent.com