All Time Low formed in 2003 while still in high school and had their first record deal before graduation three years later. Encouraged to take up music full-time, All Time Low, or ATL as they are known to their fans, spent plenty of time in the studio and performing on local stages. Their 2006 EP, Put Up or Shut Up, released just a month after graduation, hit number twenty on the Independent Albums chart and marked the beginning of better things for the Baltimore-based pop punk band. Their next effort, released just a year later, saw them gain some mainstream success as So Wrong, It’s Right climbed the Billboard 200 and saw the single Dear Maria, Count Me In crack the Hot 100. Alternative Press jumped on the All Time Low bandwagon and named them Band of the Year, which led to major music festivals and heavy rotation on MTV. The emo group kept a heavy tour schedule, but took advantage of this media blitz to release several commercially successful albums, including four straight top ten studio entries, with 2015’s Future Hearts being their most successful album yet, peaking at number four. During this time, All Time Low bounced back and forth between independent and major labels, but its guitar-laden music never suffered, finding wide acceptance in Europe and the United States. Named as the Best Pop Punk Band at the Top In Rock Awards, All Time Low proves that four high-school kids with immense talent barely had any lows, but are definitely near an all-time high.
All Time Low Back to the Future Hearts Tour
All Time Low seems to work hard to make sure their Back to the Future Hearts Tour is anything but an all-time low for fans. Their concerts have all the energy of a choreographed boy band show of the ‘90s, yet their rock ‘n’ roll sensibilities make the evening less strict and more free-flowing. All Time Low interacts with the crowd and appears to be constantly having fun on stage, launching into beloved songs like Dear Maria, Count Me In, that gets the audience excited. Touring primarily in mid-sized cities like Pittsburgh and Syracuse, New York, should give All Time Low one packed house after another, though they will be making stops in several big cities, including the Texas twosome of Dallas and Houston. Touring in support of their best-selling Future Hearts album should generate plenty of excitement and give All Time Low a chance to pump up the audience with infectious harmonies and rousing pop tunes.