Metalcore legends A Day to Remember are coming to rock the Armory on October 11th with Asking Alexandria and Point North. Tickets for this show are available HERE.
Doors at 6:00pm // Show at 7:00pm // All ages
A Day to Remember
A Day to Remember is a pop-punk/hardcore band from Ocala, Florida. After all playing in different bands in the Ocala music scene, singer Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Neil Westfall and Tom Denney, bassist Joshua Woodard, and drummer Bobby Scruggs came together in 2003. Soon after, the band embarked on a “DIY” tour, playing well over 200 shows, making a name for themselves. They were signed to Indianola Records, from which they recorded their first full length, titled And Their Name Was Treason in May 2005. The album sold 8,000 copies on word of mouth alone, but the band felt that bigger and better things were to come.
A year later, the guys were signed to Chicago powerhouse Victory Records. Work quickly began on the group’s label debut; For Those Who Have Heart appeared in January 2007, featuring new drummer Alex Shelnutt. Homesick, A Day to Remember’s sophomore release, arrived in October 2009. After Homesick, Tom Denney left the band (although he remained part of the writing process) while Kevin Skaff (from Four Letter Lie) assumed the guitar duties.
The group’s fourth studio album, What Separates Me from You, was released in late 2010, reaching gold status on the strength of the single “All I Want.” In 2011, the band members found themselves involved in a dispute with Victory that eventually led to a lawsuit, the result of which allowed A Day to Remember to self-release their fifth full-length, Common Courtesy, in 2013. The album peaked at number 37 on the Billboard 200, and charted internationally, earning near-universal accolades from both fans and critics. Bad Vibrations, the group’s Epitaph-issued follow-up, arrived in 2016 and debuted at number two in the United States. The same year saw the band receive the keys to their hometown of Ocala.
ADTR moved to Fueled by Ramen for their seventh studio long-player, You’re Welcome, which was originally scheduled for 2019 but eventually bumped to early 2021. Incorporating pop sheen with metalcore muscle, the set collected singles spanning 2019 (“Resentment,” “Degenerate”) to 2020 (“Mindreader,” “Brick Wall”), landing at number 15 on the Billboard 200 upon release.
Asking Alexandria are a British rock band from York, North Yorkshire, consisting of guitarists Ben Bruce and Cameron Liddell, drummer James Cassells, lead vocalist Danny Worsnop, and bassist Sam Bettley.
Initially formed in 2006 by Ben Bruce, the band officially established as a six-piece in 2008 with the founding line-up consisting of Bruce, Worsnop, Cassells, Liddell, Joe Lancaster and Ryan Binns. After the departure of Lancaster and Binns, as well as the recruitment of bassist Sam Bettley in 2009, the band released their debut album Stand Up and Scream (2009). The band released two studio albums Reckless & Relentless (2011) and From Death to Destiny (2013), before the departure of Worsnop in January 2015. He was replaced by Denis Stoff and the band released The Black (2016). Stoff departed from the band in October that year, and Worsnop subsequently returned to the band. The band released their self-titled fifth album in late 2017, which was a marked stylistic departure from their previous works. Their sixth studio album, Like a House on Fire, which was released on 15 May 2020, shows the group’s continuity of a more straightforward and melodic hard rock sound, while also shift into different genres. Its follow-up and their upcoming seventh studio album, See What’s on the Inside, is set for release on October 1, 2021.