All Time Low end their tour with massive sold out show in Milan
All Time Low are a pop-punk band from Towson, a suburb of Baltimore (Maryland, USA), composed of Alex Gaskarth (vocals, guitars), Jack Barakat (guitars, backing vocals), Zack Merrick (bass, backing vocals) and Rian Dawson (drums). The band formed back in 2003 and begun as a high school band. Up to now, All Time Low released six full-length records and two live DVDs. After being signed to Hopeless Records for a decade, All Time Low announced they will release their upcoming album “Last Young Renegade” (set to release on June 2nd) for Fueled By Ramen.
Supporting act for this tour were the guys in SWMRS, a rock’n’roll band with pop-punk influences from Oakland, California. During their opening song “Palm Trees” they were joined by All Time Low’s guitarist Jack Barakat, because of course…it’s Jack we’re talking about. With their catchy melodies and endearing sound, SWMRS seemed like the perfect fit as opening act. The Becker brothers show how easily they can warm up the audience, stimulating the crowd to respond and act all together as a whole. Before the band could even begin to play their last song “Figuring It Out” they were joined on stage and pranked by All Time Low, who have a major degree in pranks. SWMRS were individually taped with pink and black adhesive, and they had to set themselves free in order to play the last song.
I’ll just quote Alex Gaskarth, who said: “Everywhere I look, I see people!”. That’s 100% accurate if we’re talking about last night. There were people literally everywhere, even standing on top of chairs on the balcony (me included). That’s how full the place was.
The band opened their set with the energetic “Kicking & Screaming”, song that has the crowd gone boom since the first note. All Time Low’s setlist presented mostly more recent material such as “Something’s Gotta Give” and “A Love Like War”, but they also brought back huge classics like “Weightless” and “Therapy”, reserving the nostalgia triplet “Lost In Stereo”, “Jasey Rae”, “Dear Maria Count Me In” for the encore. The band is a perfectly functioning stage beast and the bromance Gaskarth-Barakat has the audience wrapped around their fingers, even when they’re just standing there not saying a word (which is very, very improbable to happen).
All Time Low’s performance slows down a bit only to play “Therapy” and “Missing You” in a very simple and intimate way, with singer Alex Gaskarth alone on stage with just his guitar. On this tour, we also had the chance to hear live for the first time some of the band’s new material like “Take Cover”, “Dirty Laundry” and last but not least “Last Young Renegade”, title-track of their upcoming album that will be out on June 2nd.
The show (and the tour) ended with huge confetti explosion on the end of “Dear Maria Count Me In”, one of the crowd’s absolute favorites.
With their catchy melodies, singalongs, relatable lyrics and on-stage jokes, All Time Low put on a fun and entertaining show, enjoyable by everyone.
- Kicking & Screaming
- Somewhere In Neverland
- Cinderblock Garden
- Something’s Gotta Give
- Kids In The Dark
- Dirty Laundry
- Missing You
- Last Young Renegade
- A Love Like War
- Backseat Serenade
- Take Cover
- Lost In Stereo
- Jasey Rae
- Dear Maria, Count Me In
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