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A Day to Remember, Story So Far, and Four Year Strong hit Montage Mountain in Scranton on June 23

A Day to Remember, Story So Far, and Four Year Strong hit Montage Mountain in Scranton on June 23
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From a press release:

Today, metalcore/pop punk band A Day to Remember announced The Least Anticipated Album Tour, which will see them headlining arenas and amphitheaters across North America this summer with special guests The Story So Far and Four Year Strong.

Beginning June 6 at The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park, Minnesota, the coast-to-coast run will mark A Day to Remember’s first live shows in the United States in over a year, with stops at New Jersey’s Prudential Center and Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, New York’s Outer Harbor Live at Terminal B, California’s Kia Forum, and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre along the way. Militarie Gun, Pain of Truth, and Scowl are each appearing on select dates.

The tour comes to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton) on Sunday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m., with Militarie Gun opening this show presented by Hazleton rock radio station 97.9X.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 22 at 10 a.m. via The venue pre-sale begins Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. using the code KEY.

A Day to Remember – Jeremy McKinnon (vocals), Alex Shelnutt (drums), Kevin Skaff (guitar, vocals), and Neil Westfall (guitar, vocals) – is also set for a series of U.S. festival appearances this year, including Welcome to Rockville, Hangout Fest, Sonic Temple, Four Chord Music Festival, and When We Were Young.

Continuing to mix metalcore, pop punk, post-hardcore, alternative rock, and other genres into their music, A Day to Remember released their latest studio record, “You’re Welcome,” in 2021. Largely produced by Colin “Doc” Brittain and McKinnon, the 14-track collection represented another major step forward for the acclaimed group. Highlighted by singles “Brick Wall,” “Degenerates,” “Resentment,” “Mindreader” and the No. 1 Active Rock hit “Everything We Need,” ADTR incited critical praise from all over with their seventh album.

Revolver declared, “[‘Brick Wall’] showcases the group’s signature mix of post-hardcore heaviness and pop rock hooks,” while Consequence of Sound declared, “the Florida rockers’ new LP will continue their wide-ranging sound that ranges from infectious pop punk to crushing metalcore.” Forbes put it simply, “It seems A Day to Remember are only just getting started,” and Billboard praised the band’s “anthemic hybrid of post-hardcore and pop.” Popdust avowed A Day to Remember “have all but mastered their niche melding of pop melodies with hardcore music,” while Kerrang attested, “‘You’re Welcome’ is the perfect soundtrack to this strange and uncertain world that we live in.”

In 2022, the quartet returned with the standalone single “Miracle,” accompanied by an emotionally charged music video. They also reignited their “You’re Welcome” track “Re-Entry” with a new version featuring Mark Hoppus of Blink-182.

Since their formation in 2003, A Day to Remember quietly emerged as, arguably, one of the biggest underground bands in the world. The Ocala, Florida group affirmed this status by achieving one platinum album, one gold album, one platinum single, and four gold singles, and each full-length record ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard Rock, Indie, and/or Alternative charts, with 2016’s “Bad Vibrations” bowing at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200.

They’ve put up unprecedented numbers for a rock act in the 21st century, generating nearly 2 billion streams worldwide and sales of over 3 million units. They’ve also packed arenas on continental tours and attracted a global audience consisting of millions.

Additionally, ADTR successfully launched their own Self Help Festival in 2014, which continues going strong. Plus, everyone from Marshmello to Pierce the Veil has sought them out for collaborations. All of this explains why Rolling Stone called them “An Artist You Need to Know.”