Nowadays I go to shows frequently, but one show had to be the first of course,
I got into music and pop punk in particular thanks to two bands The Offspring and All Time Low.
When All Time Low announced their 2015 Europe tour, I was overexcited to see them live. In the Netherlands the played a show at Tivoli Utrecht with two supporting bands. Real Friends and Neck Deep, an awesome line up for a first show
Now like I normally do let’s talk about the supports first,
Real Friends is an American pop punk band from Tinley Park Illinois. The band was founded in 2010 by bassist Kyle Fasel, and guitarist Dave Knox, and where later joined by vocalist Dan Lambton and drummer Aaron Schuck with was replaced by Brain Blake shortly after. Currently the band consist of Kyle Fasel on Bass, Dave Knox on Guitar, Brian Blake on drums, Dan Lambton on vocals and Eric Haines on guitar.
At the moment the have released six eps and Three Studio albums.
When I saw them in 2015, they had only released one album called “Maybe This Place is the Same and We’re Just Changing” And where building up to the release of “The Home Inside My Head”.
Their set list consisted of songs like “Floorboards” “Summer” and “I’ve Given Up on You.
Neck Deep is a Welsh pop punk band from Wrexham. The band was founded in 2012 by vocalist Ben Barlow and former guitarist Lloyd Roberts, the bands currently consists of vocalist Ben Barlow, guitarist Matt West, Guitarist Sam Bowden, Bassist Joshua Halling and Drummer Dani Washington.
When I saw them in 2015 the had only released “Rain in July/A History of Bad Decisions” and “Wishful Thinking” and where working to the release of “Life’s Not Out to Get You”.
Their set consisted of songs like “Over and Over” “Zoltar Speaks” and “A Part of me”
And of course, the main event of the evening All Time Low. All Time Low is an American pop punk band form Baltimore. The band was founded in 2003 as a pop punk cover band. Around November 2003 they released their first EP which consisted of four songs and released a second EP called “Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End”
Currently the band consist of vocalist Alex Gaskarth, guitarist Jack Barakat Bassist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson.
when I saw them in 2015, they had 5 albums under their belt “Put Up or Shut Up” “So Wrong It’s Right” “Nothing Personal” “Dirty Work” and “Don’t Panic” and where a month away form releasing “Future Hearts”.
Their set consisted of songs like “Lost in Stereo” “Weightless” and Dear Maria, Count Me in” on top of that they also played covers of Fall Out Boys “Sugar We’re Goin Down and Blink 182s “All the Small Things”
All with all an awesome first show to start with, and in the words of all time low “leaving me wanting more”
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