More than a decade ago, a group from Florida caught the attention of the masses with their infectious sound – a perfect combination of metalcore, emo and punk rock. They were, A Day to Remember who are behind powerful songs like, It’s Complicated, Right Back at It Again and End of Me. The band has come a long way from playing in clubs around Florida to selling out shows globally and has even won a Kerrang! Award for ‘Best International Band’ in 2012.
Besides putting out hard hitting music, A Day to Remember is also popular for their extremely energetic live performances. The band is now going to return to performing live music, so if you want to experience their highly entertaining shows then grab a pair of A Day to Remember tickets from here.
Early Life & Influences
Led by the group’s singer Jeremy McKinnon, A Day to Remember was formed in 2003 and consists of guitarists Kevin Skaff and Neil Westfall, drummer Alex Shelnutt and bassist Joshua Woodard. Taking their influences from Green Day, Metallica and Quicksand, the group commenced their journey by performing over two hundred shows in one year which led to them gaining national popularity.
As their fan base was growing steadily, A Day to Remember started to record their debut EP, ‘Halos for Heroes, Dirt for the Dead’ which came out in 2004. The extended play impressed Indianola so much that the record company immediately signed the group to the label. The quintet then self-released their second eponymous EP before they churned out their first studio effort, ‘And Their Name Was Treason’ on May 10, 2005. This album peaked at the sixteenth spot on the Heatseekers Album Chart and helped them make a huge impression in punk rock community.
Two years later, A Day to Remember signed with Victory Records and spawned their sophomore studio effort, ‘For Those Who Have Heart.’ It turned out to be a critical hit and earned the approval of the fans. The group continued to make music and soon, they posted their take on Kelly Clarkson’s song, Since U Been Gone on their MySpace page. Then, they were seen performing as opening act in 2008 for the group, Silverstein along with Protest the Hero and The Devil Wears Prada. At the same time, the band was seen playing music at famous festivals like Download Festival, Bamboozle Festival and Vans Warped Tour.
Breakthrough & Recognition
A Day to Remember made their mainstream breakthrough when they dropped their third record, ‘Homesick’ on February 3, 2009. The album brought their way incredible success as it was not only certified gold in the United States but also reached the fifth spot on the Alternative Albums chart. In addition, it received rave reviews from many notable publications including Rock Sound which ranked this record at the 82nd spot on its list of the ‘Greatest 101 Albums of the Past 15 Years.’
‘Homesick’ also gave three singles out of which, The Downfall of Us All and Have Faith in Me were awarded gold certification by the RIAA. The latter landed at the fortieth spot on the Alternative Songs chart and also appeared in the video game, ‘Rock Band.’ A few months later, the group embarked on its first headlining tour with I See Stars, Parkway Drive and In Fire and Faith.
In the fall of 2010, A Day to Remember came out with its fourth studio effort, ‘What Separates Me From You.’ The album sold in excess of five hundred thousand copies in the United States and climbed the eleventh spot on the Billboard 200. It also became a minor hit in the United Kingdom where the record achieved silver status. Plus, ‘What Separates Me From You’ contained a gold selling single, All I Want. The song featured in the video game, ‘Rocksmith 2014’ and debuted at the twelfth spot on the Alternative Songs chart.
Album Releases and Notable Work
A Day to Remember then teamed with the producers, Chad Gilbert and Andrew Wade and spent two years in recording their fifth studio album, ‘Common Courtesy.’ The record hit the stores on October 8, 2013. It made headlines all across the world and achieved tremendous response from publications like, AllMusic, Rock Sound, Sputnik Music and Punknews.
On top of it, ‘Common Courtesy’ peaked at the top spot on the UK Rock & Metal Albums chart and was included in the Rock Sound’s list of ‘The 50 Best Albums of 2013.’ The album was also loaded with many great hits including, Same Book But Never the Same Page which made the Alternative Press list of the ’11 New Songs That You Need to Hear Right Now.’
In November of 2013, A Day to Remember founded their own label, ADTR Records via which they put out their one of the highest charting records to date, ‘Bad Vibrations’ on September 2, 2016. It reached the second spot on the Billboard 200 and received 81/100 rating from Metacritic. The album also yielded five singles, Paranoia, Bad Vibrations, Bullfight, Naivety and We Got This out of which the former topped the UK Rock and Metal chart.
So far, A Day to Remember has spawned six studio albums and has three video records to their credit. They have also come out with three extended plays.
A Day to Remember Tour Tickets
Finally, the fans of A Day to Remember will be treated to the group’s live performances as they are going to head out on tour with the two-time Grammy nominated band, Papa Roach in 2018. Both of these versatile groups will be performing in multiple cities throughout North America including, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Grand Rapids, Kansas City and Pittsburgh. So, if you want to watch these two bands do what they do best then book A Day to Remember tour tickets now and rock out to their music live.