On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the pop-punk band All Time Low played at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) where roughly 500 people were in attendance at the show. This show marked the end of the band’s “Future Hearts” tour. Oddly enough, it was a little over a week before their next tour, “Back to the Future Hearts,” which started on Oct. 9.
Alex Gaskarth, lead singer and guitarist for the band, mentioned this fact on stage, eliciting laughs from the band and audience. The band, which formed back in 2003, has been known for their avid touring schedule, so this just put emphasis on it.
IUP is roughly a two and a half hour drive from Wilson College, but fans from farther away also attended the show. In fact, Jack Barakat, guitarist of All Time Low, polled the crowd to see how many were students enrolled at the university. The results were about 50/50.
IUP has hosted a variety of concerts over the years, from Maroon 5 to Jason Derulo. They have even featured fellow bands that All Time Low has toured with such as Boys Like Girls and Plain White T’s. It was only natural that All Time Low was the next choice.
Prior to All Time Low’s performance, the band Hit the Lights from Lima, Ohio opened the concert. Having a similar style to All Time Low, Hit The Lights is more punk rock as opposed to pop punk. The band played a 45 minute set before All Time Low took the stage.
The band did not disappoint, playing some of the more popular singles such as “Weightless” and “Time Bomb.” They played “Cinderblock Garden,” a song from their latest record, “Future Hearts,” for the first time live. The band also covered Blink-182’s song “All The Small Things” as well as Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy.”
Despite all of the band’s success of having released six albums they continue to remain humble, offering meet-and-greets with fans before shows as well as bringing fans on stage. As the band continues with their success, they will in all likelihood remain down-to-earth.
Currently, the band is in the midst of their “Back to the Future Hearts” tour. To find out more information about their upcoming tour dates, go to http://alltimelow.com/tour. To find out more about IUP concerts, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://iup.collegiatelink.net/organization/TEN.