All Time Low
Guitarist and lead singer Alex Gaskarth, guitarist Jack Barakat, bassist Zack Merrick, and drummer Rian Dawson all met while attending high school in Baltimore, Maryland. All Time Low recorded the EPs The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End and Put Up or Shut Up, as well as their debut LP, The Party Scene all before graduation day. Immediately after graduation, All Time Low began playing tour dates across the country as their music crept towards mainstream popularity. In 2007 All Time Low released their second album, So Wrong, It's Right, and the single "Dear Maria, Count Me In" went gold without much promotion or airplay. The members of all time low reached the next plateau of success with their 2009 album, Nothing Personal which became the band's best-selling and highest charting album to date. The album debuted at #4 on the charts and was followed by an appearance in the Alice in Wonderland soundtrack. By this time, All Time Low was headlining concert dates on the Warped tour, as well as supporting some of the biggest names in music -- like Eminem and The Flaming Lips -- on festival tour dates.
Hit the Lights: Since the release of the debut album This Is A Stickup...Don’t Make It A Murder, HIT THE LIGHTS have built a strong and loyal fan base worldwide through constant touring. The band has toured with the likes of New Found Glory, Boys Like Girls, Hellogoodbye, The Rocket Summer, appeared on the Warped Tour, Bamboozle as well as a sold out headline tour. Just as the band were getting ready to record their sophmore effort, they were dealt a serious setback when original singer Colin Ross decided to leave the band for a quieter life off the road. After months of looking for a new singer, they chose from within with guitarist Nick Thompson stepping up to lead vocals. Right away the band posted a cover of “The Warrior” by Scandal on absolutepunk.net, reaction was overwhelemingly positive, and the band knew they made the right move. With renewed determination, the band chose former Hidden In Plain View guitarist Rob Freeman to produce the album at his studio and have Zack & Ken (Mayday Parade, Cartel) mix. New songs capture the energy of the first album and more, fans will not be disappointed. From the pop punk of “Drop The Girl” , “Statues” to the pop sounds of “Tell Me Where You Are” and “On and On”. This will surely make the old fans happy while gaining new ones.
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