Posted by on 01 Jan 1970
BTTFHT: Put Up Or Shut Up and pictures
All Time Low officially finished their American tour, the Back To The Future Hearts Tour, yesterday in New York City. On Sunday, the band played a special show where they played 6 of the 7 songs featured on their second EP Put Up Or Shut Up in Sayreville, NJ. Watch the performances of the songs which have not been played live in years below.
A few new pictures taken on the latest shows of the tour were added in our gallery. Check them out!
x04 : Concerts > The Theater at Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
+13 : Concerts > The Oncenter Convention Center - Syracuse, NY
+109 : Concerts > Echostage - Washington, DC
Posted by Moe on 25 Nov 2015
In memory of Jason Gaviati
Last week, All Time Low lost a dear friend of theirs and learnt the news before going on stage. In spite of this, they went on with the show and are planning on playing the last dates of the Back To The Future Hearts Tour. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank them for everything they do for us, and it is not the first time that I see their greatness by putting our needs ahead of theirs. I am grateful for them and am so sorry to know that they are hurting.
Read the message they posted on Facebook below and watch a video from last night, where Alex bravely talks about Jason Gaviati.
As I'm sure many of you already know, last night one of our best friends, Jason Gaviati, passed away after battling Lymphoma for the past few months. It was unexpected and has hit us all very hard. Gavi lived with Rian for several years, and has been my roommate in Los Angeles for the past year. In a relatively small amount of time he became family to all of us, because that's just the kind of guy he was. Jason was easily one of the brightest, sweetest, most positive people I have ever met, and his passing has left us completely bewildered and emotionally drained. Last night's show in Philly was extremely difficult for us to get through, but we felt that it would be a disservice to you guys to not go out there and play, (It's also what Gavi would have wanted us to do.)
I want to extend my deepest gratitude to all of you who may have been there for understanding why we needed to go on late, and for helping us get through what I would call the toughest show we've ever had to play. With that in mind, we have decided to finish out the tour without cancelling the remaining shows, but in the state we're in right now, we just don't feel like we're in a place where we can comfortably get through any of the extra things we've got scheduled around the shows.
Regrettably, we will be cancelling the remaining Hustler (pre-show and post-show) meet and greets, as well as the live Full Frontal taping at the Gotham tomorrow in NYC. We are already working on rescheduling the live taping, but will be offering refunds as well. We apologize for all of this, but right now it's what we need to do to get through a very tough loss of one of our brothers.
Thank you guys so much for understanding, and for all your kind words and prayers. Please continue to keep Gavi and his family in your thoughts.
Lots of love,
Alex, Rian, Jack and Zack
Posted by Moe on 23 Nov 2015
Alex in 5SOS's "How Did We End Up Here"
The Australian band 5 Seconds Of Summer, who worked with Alex on their most recent album, recently released a live DVD entitled How Did We End Up Here. In a few parts of the DVD, Alex is sitting in front of the camera to talk about his collaborations with the band, and his experience with touring.
You can buy the DVD on this website.
I have posted a few screencaptures from this live DVD in the gallery. Please credit us if you use them.
x09 : TV/Movies > DVDs > 5 Seconds Of Summer's "How Did We End Up Here"
Posted by Moe on 22 Nov 2015
Japan: One Thousand Miles Tour
Today, Alternative Press Japan announced that All Time Low will be back in Japan in January and February 2016 along with the bands PVRIS and ONE OK ROCK for a tour entitled One Thousand Miles Tour. Check out the tour dates below.
30 January 2016: Studio Coast - Tokyo
31 January 2016: Studio Coast - Tokyo
2 February 2016: Zepp Namba - Osaka
3 February 2016: Zepp Nagoya - Nagoya
Posted by Moe on 21 Nov 2015
Pollstar recently interviewed Alex to talk about the past of the band, touring and their future projects. You can read a few questions below, and the full interview can be found on this link.
All Time Low is touring with Sleeping With Sirens and come February the band goes to the United Kingdom with special guest Good Charlotte. What makes for a great All Time Low touring package?
What makes it really fun, good and special is a lot of the time we tour with our friends. We’re touring with our peers and people who we’ve had previous longstanding relationships with. I think that comes across. … We sort of look for bands that we know put on a great live show and are going to absolutely kill it every night. But I think the other side of that is, behind the scenes, everyone is having a great time. Everyone is in good spirits. There isn’t a lot of drama on an All Time Low tour. At least, we try to minimize it. The biggest thing for us is just taking out bands we love and we know are going to put on great shows. Bands that carry themselves and handle themselves the right way so that everything is smooth and easy.
Does that go back to your experiences with Warped Tour in that the band was surrounded by like-minded people?
There was so much camaraderie on the Warped Tour. It was a great way to learn how to tour. That tour handles itself in a unique way. There’s no priorities, no special treatment for bigger bands, smaller bands or anything like that. You’re in it, you’re there, you gotta work hard and put your head down and get things done. I think we definitely learned a lot from those years.
What surprised you the most about touring during those early years?
How much down time there is. One of the things you don’t realize from the outside looking in is isn’t as glamorous as a lot of people may think. It’s a lot of hurry up and wait. There’s a lot of crappy dressing rooms, gross truck stops and things like that. … There’s definitely two sides to this world. There are the moments that you’re on stage and killing it and it’s everything you’ve dreamed about. Then there’s 12-hour flights to Tokyo and things like that, which definitely take a toll. You’ve got to balance it all and take it all in stride.
What would surprise a visitor riding on the All Time Low tour bus for the very first time?
I think people are often surprised about how clean our bus is. They come on and sort of go, “Wow. You guys run a tight ship here.” I think people expect us to be kind of messy but our bus is very clean, always smells good, always has a candle burning. We try to keep it feeling homey. I think one of the big things is that is literally your home for the next few months. I’ve been on buses of other bands that are just disgusting. I couldn’t live like that. It would be demoralizing.
If you could take Future Hearts and somehow send it back to the Alex making his first album with All Time Low, what would he think of the new album?
I think the young me would definitely be a fan. It’s the kind of music I aspired to write at that time. I probably would have some kind of snide comment about it being too commercial or too polished … not being punk rock enough. But at the same time I think, secretly, I would be a fan.
Do you see a lot of returning fans when you look out into the audience?
Yeah. It’s been pretty incredible. We have this amazing mix of people who have grown with us and have come to shows for years. We’re also seeing a new wave of fans come in, which is also pretty cool. After 11-12 years of being a band it doesn’t always happen where you’re gaining new fans. It’s pretty incredible to see, even on these headline shows that we’ve been doing now … half of the crowd has seen us before, half hasn’t.
What’s more satisfying for you: Being in the moment when you and the band is creating something special, or walking off the stage at the end of the show knowing you nailed it?
Being in the moment. When we have a great show, we always come off and want to go back out there. While it’s great to come off and reflect and know you had a good show, nothing beats being in it. It’s the best feeling.
How involved are you with the business of All Time Low?
Very. We’ve always been pretty hands-on with handling the business side of things or at least knowing what’s going on and controlling arrangements we get into.
Does everyone in the band vote on everything?
Yep. We’ve always treated everything as an equal split four ways. It’s very dependent on what everybody is feeling, what everybody is thinking. Fortunately, we’re all pretty collaborative and cohesive in the way we think and work. It’s very rare that we get into a stalemate. It’s pretty easy to hash things out.
And that’s everything from business contracts to artwork for the next album cover?
If you’re talking about album art and things like that, that’s a bit more of an argument, always. (laughs) Then everybody has their opinion. But it always gets worked out. We’re very lucky that the four of us can put our heads together and figure things out fairly quickly and without too much incendiary conversation.
When you bring a song to the band, does the finished recording sound like what you imagined it would?
It depends. Sometimes I’ll bring a song to the table, the guys will like it … and we’ll cut it. Obviously there are changes here and there. I’m not a drummer the way Rian is a drummer and I’m not a bass player the way Zack is a bass player. There are plenty of times when the song won’t change that much but the fills are different or the bass line is a little bit different. Ultimately, the song doesn’t change shape very much.
Then there are songs where I’ll bring a demo in … and through the course of recording it we realize that something isn’t working. Things happen when songs grow up. In those cases sometimes it’s back to the drawing board. The nice thing about this is the three other guys in the band are very complimentary of one another. … Sometimes it takes putting us in a live room and letting us hash it out and suddenly it’s like, “OK. That wasn’t the chorus. This is the chorus” and the song takes on a new shape.
What came first for you, singing or playing guitar?
Singing. I was able to sort of carry a tune my whole life. I think that comes with having an ear for music. I was singing for a long time in choirs and in choruses, things like that. I think it was in middle school when I wanted to pick up a guitar and start playing. I got into it for a little while but got bored with the lessons so I dropped if for a year, two years, getting back into it. My second guitar teacher kept me interested because rather than make me play scales over and over, he actually taught me songs. Then I felt I was learning something. Once I could play Metallica and things like that, I was like, “This is awesome. Now I get it. This is why I wanted to learn to play guitar.” I was probably getting into my teenage years by then.
What’s the next big goal for All Time Low?
It’s hard to say because we always take it in strides. I think the big thing now, for us, would be to move up to the next level of rooms. We’re starting to play sheds and arenas in the U.S. We have yet to do a fully sold-out tour in that format. I think the next step is to continue to grow to the point where we can sell those babies out and consider ourselves an arena rock band, which is what we’ve always wanted to be.
Posted by Moe on 21 Nov 2015
Today, Alex and Jack hung out at ESPN HQ to talk about sports on their radio. They discussed their favourite football team, the Baltimore Ravens, sports in general and their current tour across the United States. To listen to the podcast, click this link.
A few pictures from their appearance at ESPN HQ were posted in the gallery. We will add more as soon as they are posted on the band's Facebook account. Check them out!
x04 : Appearances > 20 November 2015 - ESPN HQ in Bristol, CT
Posted by Moe on 20 Nov 2015
Posted by on 01 Jan 1970
Throwback Thursday: Adelaide 2009
For this week's Throwback Thursday, I have added a few pictures which were taken in Adelaide, Australia on the Take Action Tour back in 2009.
As for the video of the week, watch All Time Low perform the song Coffee Shop Soundtrack below.
x08 : Concerts > The Gov - Adelaide, Australia
Posted by Moe on 19 Nov 2015
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