All Time Low, supported by SWMRS, packs Marquee Theatre

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All Time Low performs at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ on July 3, 2017 (Photo by Greg Cohen)

All Time Low performed at the Marquee Theatre on July 3, 2017, in a show that included three terrific bands – SWMRS, Waterparks, and The Wrecks.

All Time Low is solid – they always have been.  They always put on a strong show that features their sing-along-worthy pop-punk hits.  And sing along the audience did throughout the show.  There are three things that I found remarkable about All Time Low’s concert:

  • They formed in 2003 which means that they’ve been recording and touring for almost 15 years now.  It’s difficult for a band to remain current for that long.  Judging from the audience, however, their music continues to be as relevant with the 13 and 14-year-olds as it is with its more mature fans.
  • Alex Gaskarth is about as personable as a front man is there is.  Lead singers always engage in some sort of banter with the crowd during a show.  Often times it seems somewhat forced and obligatory.  Gaskarth seems to truly enjoy it and is as personable in engaging with the fans as anyone I’ve seen recently, even welcoming a fairly large group fans from the audience onto the stage towards the end of the show.
  • A whole lot of young women (presumably) throw their lingerie onto the stage during the concert, some of it with artwork and some of it with apparent invitations and phone numbers.

The three rock/punk/pop-punk band on the bill before All Time Low were that were fun to listen to and kept the audience fully engaged.

SWMRS is touring in support of its 2016 album Drive North.  SWMRS has been together as a band since 2004 but under the name SWMRS only since 2014.  Previous names included Emily’s Army, The Clocks, and The Raining Souls.  The song Miley is a catchy track that earned them some airplay in after it was released in late 2015.   Most of the audience seemed to sing along with Figuring it Out, which was the single off Drive North.

Waterparks is an up and coming band touring in support of its first full-length album Double Dare which was released in November 2016.

The Wrecks started the shows.  The band is currently finding success with its single Favorite Liar of its debut EP We Are The Wrecks.

 

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