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Warped Tour Week – All Time Low

September 18, 2009

Story and Photos By: Chris Martinez
(Sacramento Live Performance Columnist)

Warped Tour Week With Chris Martinez – Part 3 – All Time Low

It’s 8PM Friday night. Most of the merch booths are closed and some of the bands have left the grounds. It’s getting dark and the big crowd that hugs the main stage is getting restless. All Time Low’s crew is setting up and checking the microphones, guitars and drums. The lights dim and in that instant, the crowd goes from worn and weary to awake and prepared. All Time Low comes out and rips into “Weightless,” Alex points the microphone to crowd and they begin to shout the lyrics and the set begins.

The rest of their set is non-stop jokes and anecdotes in between songs shared between Alex Gaskarth (Rhythm Guitar/Vocals) and Jack Barakat (Lead Guitar) about how Alex was attacked by a lynx, not a cat, but a lynx. All Time Low’s set is filled with fan favorites from “Six Feet Under The Stars” to “Damned If I Do Ya’, Damned If I Don’t.” It may be late but the crowd doesn’t care.

All Time Low is the last band of the night on Warped Tour’s stop in Sacramento, CA and they really saved the best for last. So much energy and passion is thrown around the stage. Zack Merrick (Bass) is seen jumping across the stage, on the drums, and off the stage the drums rest one, while Jack is climbing his amp cab. Rian Dawson (Drums) is pounding the drums as Alex is dancing and rocking out.

All Time low have the biggest crowd of the evening, and towards the middle of the set, Alex asks the crowd to part way down the middle. He rants on about Chiodos, who played the stage just before they got on, and how he was going to challenge Chiodos’ Wall of Death. There is now a pathway down the middle of the crowd, Alex counts them off with “1, 2, 3, GO!” and the band immediately plays “Lost in Stereo” as the crowd rushes toward each other in their Wall of Death. It was quite the sight.

This is All Time Low’s fourth year playing the Vans Warped Tour and the fans love it; they’ve got the crowd to prove it. All Time Low had an amazing performance for the last band on the bill for the night and went out with a bang. Their last song on the set was their biggest hit to date, “Dear Maria, Count Me In.”

Throughout the songs, the entire crowd gave it their all and sang louder than one could imagine. Towards the break of the song, All Time Low decided to do something a little different. Aaron Gillespie of Underoath took over Rian’s position on drums, and All Time Low’s guitar techs took over Alex and Jack’s guitars while Alex sang and Jack scaled his amp and pounded the crash cymbal with a drumstick as Aaron played along.

The crowd was happy and cheering and it was a great way to end their set as well as the night.

Click here to see all of Chris’ Warped Tour photos.

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ALL TIME LOW STRIP DOWN AND BARE ALL FOR MTV UNPLUGGED

August 5, 2009

Baltimore pop-punk band All Time Low recently stripped down their songs to just an essential heart beat, exclusively for MTV Unplugged. The performance was shot in New York City, and had the band take their high-energy performance down a notch in the candle-lit studio for some very fortunate fans who intently sung along. Watch All Time Low play two new songs off their latest album Nothing Personal, “Damned If I Do Ya, Damned If I Don’t” and “Weightless”. Also don’t miss live performances from their previous releases “So Wrong ,It’s Right” and “Put Up Or Shut Up” including “Dear Maria, Count Me In,” “Coffee Shop Soundtrack,” “Jasey Rae” and a surprise duet with Kate Voegele on “Remembering Sunday.”

You can catch the clips on air on MTV or watch them online at MTV.com.

All Time Low’s new record, “Nothing Personal,” debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, selling a career high 62,992 records in its first week. This is the band’s highest chart position to date, showing tremendous growth over their 2007 debut full length So Wrong, It’s Right, which debuted at #62 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

All Time Low is currently out on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour heating up the Main Stage. Make sure to catch them this Fall on the Glamour Kills Tour, joined by We The Kings, Hey Monday, and The Friday Night Boys. More details and dates to be announced soon!

“Remembering Sunday Featuring Kate Voegele (MTV Unplugged)”

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Watch the performance here:

ALL TIME LOW’S NOTHING PERSONAL EXPLODES INTO THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 AT #4 IN ITS FIRST WEEK

July 17, 2009

Hopeless Records is very excited to announce that All Time Low’s new record, “Nothing Personal,” has debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, selling a career high 62,992 records in its first week. This is the band’s highest chart position to date, showing tremendous growth over their 2007 debut full length So Wrong, It’s Right, which debuted at #62 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. With the release of Nothing Personal, independent label Hopeless Records is also celebrating its highest ever chart debut in the company’s 15-year history.

Upcoming for All Time Low is the band’s debut of their recently taped MTV Unplugged set coming up later this summer.

All Time Low will perform a string of dates on the Main Stage of this summer’s Vans Warped Tour. Having just recently finished a tour with Fall Out Boy, the Maryland foursome will be jumping on Warped Tour in Oceanport, NJ, and staying on it until the end in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to these dates, they will do a short headlining tour with We The Kings and Cartel, hitting several cities on the East Coast.

Lead singer Alex Gaskarth is currently featured on the cover of the Vans Warped Tour issue of Alternative Press magazine along with eight other frontmen from this summer’s lineup.

Tour dates with We The Kings, Cartel, & Days Difference:
7/16/09 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
7/17/09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Riverplex Amphitheatre
7/18/09 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café

All Time Low Warped Tour dates:
7/19/09 – Oceanport, NJ – Monmouth Park Racetrack
7/21/09 – Boston, MA – Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
7/22/09 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/23/09 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/24/09 – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/25/09 – Miami, FL – Cruzan Amphitheater
7/26/09 – Tampa, FL – Vinoy Park
7/28/09 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheater
7/29/09 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
7/30/09 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater
7/31/09 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
8/01/09 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
8/02/09 – Minneapolis, MN – Canterbury Park
8/03/09 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/04/09 – Kansas City, MO – Sandstone Amphitheater
8/07/09 – Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
8/08/09 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairgrounds
8/09/09 – Denver, CO – Invesco Field
8/12/09 – Calgary, AB – Race City Speedway
8/14/09 – Vancouver, BC – Thunderbird Stadium
8/15/09 – Seattle, WA – Gorge Amphitheater
8/16/09 – Portland, OR – Washington County Fairgrounds
8/19/09 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
8/20/09 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
8/21/09 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater
8/22/09 – San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
8/23/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Home Depot Center

MYSPACE MUSIC ANNOUNCES ALL TIME LOW TO PERFORM THREE SECRET SHOWS IN ONE DAY

July 7, 2009

Marking a Secret Shows First, Pop-Punk Band Hold Concerts in Washington DC, Chicago, IL, and Orange County, CA All on Tuesday, July 7

New Album, “Nothing Personal,” In Stores and Online July 7

July 6, 2009 – MySpace Music is excited to announce an unprecedented set of upcoming Secret Shows featuring the pop-punk quartet All Time Low. The band will be performing shows in Washington DC, Chicago, IL, and Orange County, CA, all on Tuesday, July 7. The ambitious, cross-country excursion will begin at Midnight and is set to culminate in an evening show scheduled at Anaheim’s Chain Reaction. The Secret Show performances will be held exclusively for MySpace users who were recently notified via MySpace Music’s Secret Show profile.

Three Secret Shows in one day is a venture MySpace Music has never attempted in its over three-year history, and it’s only fitting they have chosen All Time Low as the first band to carry out such a feat due to group’s overwhelming popularity within the online music community site.

“Pulling off three shows in 24 hours with an indie band like All Time Low is a testament to the strength of the music community on MySpace Music,” explains Isac Walter, MSM Music Editor and Creator of the Secret Show Franchise. “All you need is a rabid fan base in each city and the platform to support it.”

The band’s performance and trek across the nation will be filmed for a special episode of the MySpace Music Feed, a news show that will air the episode on Monday, July 20th.

“This is going to be a crazy adventure! We have wanted to do a MySpace Secret Show for a long time, and to be able to do the first ever one to span three times zones in just 24 hours is incredible,” says Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low. “We have never played three shows in one day and the fact that they span the distance of the continent makes it all that much more fun. If you see us running through the airport to catch our next plane, please wave hello.” Along the way, All Time Low, Hopeless Records and Ford Fiesta are teaming up to give fans an exclusive window into their three-show adventure with the band. Fans who are looking to join the adventure can visit the Fiesta Movement on July 7 to be apart of the fun with the band. The collaboration between Hopeless Records and Ford Fiesta was engineered by Viva la Rock; a Los Angeles based creative resource agency regarded for their work in activating highly successful partnerships between globally relevant brands and leaders of the music and entertainment community.

“This is a great partnership because, like All Time Low, the Ford Fiesta and the Fiesta Movement are gaining tremendous popularity that stems from a strong online presence,” said Connie Fontaine, Ford’s Brand Content and Alliance Manager. “We’re excited to be involved in such a unique experience and to reach consumers that may not yet have heard about the Fiesta.”

The press reaction to All Time Low thus far in their career has been fantastic. Their debut full-length, “So Wrong, It’s Right” landed them a spot in Alternative Press’ list of “100 Bands You Need To Know” in 2008, and they were named “Band of the Year” by the magazine in 2009 while making their second appearance on the cover. Absolute Punk, who proclaimed that All Time Low was “your new favorite pop-punk band,” also praised the album, which has scanned over 180,000 copies since its release.

In addition to their forthcoming album, “Nothing Personal,” and scheduled MySpace Secret Shows, All Time Low is confirmed to perform on the Main Stage of this summer’s Vans Warped Tour on a string of dates. Having just recently finished a tour with Fall Out Boy, All Time Low will be jumping on Warped Tour in Oceanport, NJ, and staying on it until the end in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to these dates, they will do a short headlining tour with We The Kings and Cartel, hitting several cities on the east coast.

Also, All Time Low’s video for the song “Weightless” is debuting today exclusively on MTV. The video features cameos from Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) and Pete Wentz (fall out boy). You can see the video here.

For more information on All Time Low, please visit their official MySpace.

MySpace Music “Secret Show” Information:

July 7, 2009 – 12:01 a.m.
Venue: JAMMIN’ JAVA
Washington, DC

July 7, 2009 – 12 p.m.
Venue: MOJO’s ROCK HOUSE
Chicago, IL

July 7, 2009 – 9:30 p.m.
Venue: CHAIN REACTION
Anaheim, CA

*Advance tickets can be picked up at the Hot Topic in Tustin, CA – Click Here