The Right Back At It Again Tour at Showbox Sodo
The line emerging from the venue doors varied in all ages and sizes, but everyone was clearly there for one reason. A Day to Remember’s headlining tour “Right Back At It Again” made its Seattle stop at Showbox Sodo and left those in attendance with yet another show they will surely never forget. The tour was massive, with countless sold out shows under its belt, but with the supporting line-up (Issues and Of Mice & Men) it wasn’t a surprise as to why.
Issues kicked off the event with their first ever Seattle set. Charging through their “Black Diamonds” EP and a new song from their upcoming EP, the band had the crowd in the palm of their hand from the minute they took the stage to the moment the last note was played. Issues finished their energetic set with their single “King of Amarillo,” which set the entire venue floor into convulsions with a massive pit stretching from wall to wall.
Even with the recent events surrounding Austin Carlile, Of Mice & Men didn’t even seem phased and unleashed an intense and fan-interaction-filled set. Playing songs from both of their albums, the band seemed very comfortable on stage and the crowd ate up second of it. As OM&M roared through their 8 song set, they displayed every emotion and love for their fans, leading up to a fan rendition of “Second & Sebring” where Austin let the crowd sing the entire song.
Headliners A Day to Remember are no strangers to Seattle, and their fans prove that from the band’s opening strut to the stage. Just walking out to their positions set the crowd into a frenzy and the fans nor the band let up until the very end. Playing a set that showcased their entire discography, the night was filled with many fan favorites, as well as some new material the band has been working on from their upcoming album “Common Courtesy”. Being in that pit was something of an intense workout and left everyone dripping with sweat–most likely someone else’s–and gasping for breath to go back for another round. After ADTR finished their set, they came back out for a well deserved encore. They played 4 more songs to round out the already monstrous 16-song set, but even if they had played for another 2 hours the crowd still would have screamed for more. Closing out the confetti, beach ball and toilet paper filled night, the band ended the evening with “The Downfall of Us All,” giving the fans one more chance to show their love and emotion for A Day To Remember. Saying ADTR are masters of their craft is one thing, but this band really knows how to put on a show and leave you with the memories for days.