A Day to Remember will hit the road with All Time Low and Pierce the Veil this fall for the House Party Tour.
That title may be a little misleading, however, as most of the shows will be held in arenas and amphitheaters. Things get started at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo. on September 11, and the tour will continue through an October 24 show at the UCF Arena in Orlando. Other cities on the tour include Magna, Utah; Cedar Park, Texas; Grand Prairie, Texas; Uncasville, Conn.; Simpsonville, S.C. and Boca Raton, Fla.
“This will be the biggest and baddest show that A Day To Remember has ever done,” said A Day to Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon in a statement. “I’m excited to see the awesome bands we’re touring with, and am stoked on pulling off this show we’re gonna do!”
A Day to Remember and Pierce the Veil will have plenty of time to get cozy this summer and fall, as before this U.S. tour kicks off, the two groups will tour Canada for the “#RightBackAtItAgain Canada 2013” tour. The tour runs August 11-21, and includes stops in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton and Saskatoon. Additionally, the groups will be appearing at the Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal on August 10 and the Toronto Riot Fest on August 24.
A Day to Remember fans can also expect a new album coming soon. The group has revealed that Common Courtesy will be its fifth album, though an official release date has not yet been set. The first single from that album is “Violence (Enough is Enough),” and McKinnon recently spoke to Radio.com about the choice of song for the first single.
“A Day To Remember always has to come out of the gate with a heavy song to let those fans know we’re still the same band,” he said. “We’re still influenced by the same things that got us to where we are. And, we still care about you, our fans. I feel like the heavy music scene is the most touchy when it comes to that too because they usually get screwed over. I know this because we grew up feeling the same way.”
A Day to Remember will head out on the road for most of this spring, and Of Mice and Men will be along for the ride.
The new trek will kick off in Atlanta at the Tabernacle on March 20 and run through an appearance at the Fillmore in Miami on May 4. The bands also will visit Philadelphia, New York, Detroit, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Nashville, among many other cities.
The opening spot will be filled by Chunk No Captain Chunk for the first part of the tour (March 20-April 6) and Issues for the remainder.
“We’re finally going back on the road and you know what that means,” said A Day to Remember lead singer Jeremy McKinnon. “We’re finally ready to show you all what we have been doing for the past year. We’re excited to be back. It’s been way too long. Come out. We’re gonna have a good time. Bring your friends.”
That quote likely means that we should see a new album coming soon from the group, though no official date has been announced. The band released a single late last year, “Violence (Enough is Enough),” that is expected to be on the new release. The band said last summer that the new album may be called Common Courtesy but have yet to confirm the title.
A Day to Remember had some success with the song “All I Want” from their most recent record, 2010’s What Separates Me from You. The song steers away from the band’s normal metalcore sound into power pop territory, but McKinnon says the band will stick to its roots on the new album.
“A lot of bands, when they get popular, they tend to drop the whole heavier portion of their music,” he said. “It’s almost like the people who like that music are just waiting to pounce on you the second you do it. We’re gonna have more heavier songs than on the past two records together.”