Some of the finest sounds in pop punk music will be showcased before thousands of local fans when All Time Low, one of the hottest pop punk bands to emerge in the international music scene during the past eight years, performs at a major concert on Sept. 22 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
Billed as “All Time Low Live In Manila!,” the upcoming debut performance here of America’s fastest-rising pop punk group is part of its ongoing world tour to promote its newly-released fourth studio album, “Dirty Work.”
The album is the latest in All Time Low’s rich harvest of achievements that include chart-topping albums and singles, successful US and international tours, and its fun, exciting and energetic style of performance.
Other albums released by the band were “The Party Scene,” “So Wrong, It’s Right” and “Nothing Personal,” while its singles included “Circles,” “The Girl’s A Straight-Up Hustler,” “Coffee Shop Soundtrack,” “Six Feet Under The Stars,” “Dear Maria, Count Me In,” “Poppin’ Champagne,” “Weightless,” Damned If You Do, Damned If I Don’t,” “Lost In Stereo,” “I Feel Like Dancin’” and “Forget About It.” `
With the popularity of pop punk among music fans, the one-night-only gig is expected to draw an impressive crowd that will listen up close and personal to the authentic and awe-inspiring sound of pop punk as performed by one of the most accomplished pop punk bands in the world.
The musical saga of All Time Low began when it was formed in 2003 by lead vocalist Alex Gaskarth, guitarist Jack Barakat, drummer Rian Dawson and bassist Zach Merrick while they were still in high school in Baltimore, Maryland.
It got its name from a line in the lyrics of the song, “Head On Collision,” by the band New Found Glory.
After performing mostly covers of pop groups like Green Day, blink-182 and New Found Glory in its early years, the band embarked on its recording career with the release in 2004 of its debut EP (Extended Play) album, “The Three Words to Remember In Dealing With The End,” under the indie label Emerald Moon, followed by its first studio album, “The Party Scene,” in 2005.
Before its members graduated from high school, All Time Low signed a record deal with national indie label Hopeless Records and immediately broke the into national charts with its initial release, an EP titled, “Put Up Or Shot Up.”
The EP, which contained re-recorded versions of songs from “The Party Scene” along with two new tracks, became the band’s first album to enter the charts, peaking at No.20 on the US Independent Albums chart and at No. 12 on the Top Heatseekers chart.
Its 2007 second album, “So Wrong, It’s Right,” emerged as the group’s most commercially successful record when it peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 6 on the Independent Album chart.
The remarkable success of the album heralded the beginning of All Time Low’s phenomenal ascent in the ranks of national pop punk bands.
It received strong support from MTV, which featured it on top-rating programs “Discover” and “Download” and on Music Choice’s Fresh Crops. It has also been added to both MTV’s Big Ten and MTV’s Hits playlists.
On March 7, 2008, All Time Low made its live television debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and then performed live at the mtvU Woodie Awards.
Its 2009 album, “Nothing Personal,” debuted at No. 4 and sold 63,000 copies for the band’s best-sales week and highest charting album. “Damned If You Do, Damned If I Don’t,” one of two singles from the album, became All Time Low’s first single to land on Billboard Hot 100.
Its fourth and latest studio album, “Dirty Work,” was released on June 7, 2011, supported by an extensive tour in the Spring of 2011 that features groups like Yellowcard, Hey Monday and the Summer Set, as well as Young Guns for the United Kingdom segment of the series.
All Time Low Live In Manila!” is produced by Ovation Productions in association with ETC, 2nd Avenue, Diva Universal, Talk TV, The Rockwell Club. RJ 100.3 FM and Top40 T-Shirts. It is also supported by The Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, Monster Radio RX 93.1, 97.9 Home Radio, Mellow 94.7, Crossover 105.1, MYX, OptimaSignsolutions and ABS CBN.
(Tickets are priced at P4,500 (VIP patron), P4,000 (patron), P3,500 (VIP lower box), P3,000 (lower box-regular), P2,500 (upper box A), P1,000 (upper box B) and P500 (general admission) and are available at Ticketnet outlets located at all SM Department Stores and at the Araneta Coliseum ticket office. For inquiries and reservations, call Ticketnet at 911-5555.)