At the Drive-In ruled the punk rock scene of the mid-90s. Their emotional melodies combined with upbeat rhythms helped them define post-hardcore music and allowed the group to develop a solid fan base at the same time. The band was able to gain quick popularity because of their songs, Transatlantic Foe, Metronome Arthritis and Alpha Centauri, however in 2001, At the Drive-In broke-up. One decade later, the group resurfaced but their reunion was short lived as the band was dissolved yet again.
In the spring of 2015, At the Drive-In announced their comeback for the second time and performed at the Rock on the Range festival. Plus, they also churned out their latest studio effort for the first time in seventeen years. Titled, ‘in•ter a•li•a.’ it reached the stores on May 5, 2017 and landed at the ninth spot on the Top Rock Albums chart. The band has now shared new tour dates with their fans and will be setting out on a road trip soon. They will be playing a series of shows around the globe, so book At the Drive In tickets today and don’t miss out on their epic performance when they make their way to your city next.
Making Their Presence Felt
The Texas based band, At the Drive-In was formed in 1994 by vocalist Cedric Bixler and guitarist Jim Ward. The duo then completed the line-up of the band by recruiting four more members, Jarrett Wrenn, Kenny Hopper, Bernie Rincon and Mike Major. A few months later, the newly formed group was given the opportunity to play their first show at the Loretto High School Fair and shortly after, their debut EP, ‘Hell Paso’ came out. The extended play was recorded in Rosewood Studios and contained three songs, Grand Mox Turkin, Red Planet and Emptiness is a Mule.
In 1995, At the Drive-In released their second EP, ‘¡Alfaro Vive, Carajo!’ following which, they embarked on tour and started playing gigs in small venues around their hometown of El Paso. Their popularity soon began to swell which encouraged them to perform outside of Texas. This led to them playing a show in Los Angeles where their energetic performance caught the attention of Flipside Records who released their first studio album, ‘Acrobatic Tenement’ on August 18, 1996. The album mostly received positive reviews from the critics and received 4/5 stars from AllMusic.
At the Drive-In then decided to return on the road and played plenty of gigs throughout the United States. During their extensive tour, the group took some time out for recording their third extended play and on September, 18, 1997, ‘El Gran Orgo’ hit the stores. The EP reflected a more melodic side of the band and included seven hard hitting songs on the track-list. After that, the band shifted its focus to producing their sophomore studio album. They teamed up with the English record producer, Alex Newport and spawned, ‘In/Casino/Out’ in 1998. The record made it to the Rolling Stone’s list of the ’40 Greatest Emo Albums of All Time’ and became a critical hit.
Reaching at the Pinnacle of Success
At the Drive-In started working on their next studio project in early 2000s. The band wrote eleven songs for the album and churned out, ‘Relationship of Command’ in September of the same year. This studio effort was produced by Ross Robinson who had previously worked with Machine Head, Sepultura, Tech N9ne and The Cure. The record was responsible for elevating the band’s status to international stardom and brought their way phenomenal success.
‘Relationship of Command’ not only achieved gold level sales in Australia and the United Kingdom but also peaked at the first spot on the Top Heatseekers chart. In addition, it earned great reviews from publications like Rolling Stone, All Music, Alternative Press and Entertainment Weekly and was included in the list of ‘Most Influential Album of All Time’ by Kerrang! The record was also supported by three singles out of which, One Armed Sister made the Pitchfork Media’s list of the ‘Top 500 Songs of the 2000s’ and appeared in the video game, ‘Guitar Hero World Tour.’
After breaking into mainstream, At the Drive-In met with an unfortunate accident on November 12, 2000, when their touring bus skidded and flipped. All members of the band survived, however things never remained the same for the quintet since then. They played their final gig in Groningen before announcing their break-up in 2001. Ten years later, the group settled their differences and returned by performing at many famous festivals including, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock, Splendour in the Grass, and Coachella. The band soon split in 2012 but reunited again in 2015.
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Besides dropping their fourth studio LP in 2017, At the Drive-In also came out with their sixth EP, ‘Diamanté’ in the same year. It was approved by the critics and consisted of three songs, Amid Ethics, Despondent at High Noon and Point of Demarkation.
The group is now gearing up to perform live shows just for you. So, if you want to catch them live in action then grab At the Drive In tour tickets from here before they run out of stock.