All Time Low & Pierce The Veil w/ Guests Mayday Parade & You Me At Six
Guitarist and lead singer Alex Gaskarth, guitarist Jack Barakat, bassist Zack Merrick, and drummer Rian Dawson all met while attending high school in Baltimore, Maryland. All Time Low recorded the EPs The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End and Put Up or Shut Up, as well as their debut LP, The Party Scene all before graduation day. Immediately after graduation, All Time Low began playing tour dates across the country as their music crept towards mainstream popularity. In 2007 All Time Low released their second album, So Wrong, It's Right, and the single "Dear Maria, Count Me In" went gold without much promotion or airplay. The members of all time low reached the next plateau of success with their 2009 album, Nothing Personal which became the band's best-selling and highest charting album to date. The album debuted at #4 on the charts and was followed by an appearance in the Alice in Wonderland soundtrack. By this time, All Time Low was headlining concert dates on the Warped tour, as well as supporting some of the biggest names in music -- like Eminem and The Flaming Lips -- on festival tour dates.
Pierce The Veil: Pierce the Veil is a San Diego, CA hardcore/post hardcore band formed by brothers Mike and Vic Fuentes with Joe Tancil and Mitchell Balatore. The brothers came into the San Diego hardcore/punk scene when they were in high school with their band Early Times. When the owner of Equal Vision Records saw them at a show in San Diego, the brothers had a record deal right out of high school. They released A Celebration of an Ending under the band name Before Today, changing the name Early Times due to copyright infringement on the beer with the same name.
The band toured heavily after the album's release in 2006, and when they returned the band broke up, leaving Mike and Vic on their own. The duo was still backed by Equal Vision and they continued to write songs until they had enough for their second album, A Flair for the Dramatic. With the new album came a new name: Pierce the Veil. Pierce the Veil also acquired two new members: guitarist Tony Perry and bassist Jamie Preciado.
Pierce the Veil performed a number of concert dates for three months after the album's release, including tour dates on the '07 and '08 Warped Tours and The Delicious Tour, which they headlined. Their third album, Selfish Machines, was released in 2010 and made it to the number one spot on Billboard's Heat Seekers Chart. Following the success of the album, Pierce the Veil embarked on a year's worth of concert dates in 2010, including performances at Bamboozle, South by Southwest, the Take Action Tour with Attack Attack!, and tour dates on the This is a Family Tour, which ended in December of 2010.
In true Pierce the Veil fashion, the band has announced tour dates for 2011 on The Gamechanger's Tour. Concert dates for the 2011 tour will feature quite the line-up of supporting bands, including A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, and We Came as Romans. While Pierce the Veil hasn't been on the mainstream music scene for long, they are definitely on the rise and will put on a concert date that fans won't soon forget. Be sure to catch the tour dates in 2011 so that you can say "I knew them when."
Mayday Parade: This Tallahassee group formed when two local bands, Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment decided to put their talents together in 2006. Soon after and still without a name, the pop-punk group went into the studio and recorded their first EP, Tales Told by Dead Friends. They finally decided on a name, released the EP, and Mayday Parade went on to book tour dates as the opener for Plain White T's. Blending emo, pop, and alt-rock, Mayday Parade concert dates are emotionally charged and energetic-- all of which combines to result in rave live show reviews from fans and critics alike.
After gaining attention from A&R execs at Fearless Records, the group was signed and in January, 2007 they hit the studio to record their first LP, A Lesson in Romantics. Right before the release date, lead singer Jason Lancaster, left the band for undisclosed reasons. Mayday Parade hauled on and released the record, which became an indie hit and peaked at #8 on the BIllboard Heatseekers chart. In support of the album, Mayday Parade tour dates were booked on the 2007 Vans Warped Tour and as part of The Give it a Name Festival in Sheffield and London. Further Mayday Parade concert dates were scheduled in 2008 at the Vans Warped Tour and the Compromising of Integirty, Morality, and Principles in Exchange for Money Tour.
The band hit the studio in 2009 to record a follow-up to their moderately successful debut. What ended up being Anywhere but Here, was released in 2009 and peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200 as a result of their loyal following. Mayday Parade concert dates were scheduled once again at the Vans Warped Tour 2010 and they co-headlined the UK tour, The Maine. Following a hectic touring schedule, Mayday Parade released a stripped-down acoustic EP entitled Valdosta in March, 2011.
Whether they are paring it down with their acoustic guitars or rockin' their punk-emo material, Mayday Parade tour dates are the hottest ticket in town since New Found Glory. Fans will not want to miss out on the opportunity to see these guys live. Stay informed: use Eventful as your source for all the latest Mayday Parade concert schedule updates for tour dates through 2011 and beyond.
You Me At Six: Things for Josh Franceschi (17) Max Helyer, Chris Miller (18) and Matt Barnes, Dan Flint (19) have moved at a crazy rate in the past 18 months. With a Best British Newcomer nominee at the Kerrang Awards and support tours with Paramore, New Found Glory, The Audition and Angels And Airwaves to name but a few, these boys are now selling out shows across the UK on their own, catch them now!