Earlier this month, it was announced that popular pop punk band, All Time Low, will be performing at Shippensburg University in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. The SU student-run radio station, WSYC announced the fall concert news on Oct. 4 and gave away two tickets to a lucky caller. The Activities Program Board (APB) is planning and sponsoring the event for SU students to enjoy.
All Time Low consists of four young and talented members who have worked hard since their band took off in 2003, before they even graduated high school, in order to reach stardom.
Lead singer and guitarist Alex Gaskarth, bassist Zack Merrick, guitarist Jack Barakat and drummer Rian Dawson formed All Time Low back in their hometown of Baltimore, Md. The band got its name from a song called, “Head on Collision,” by the band, New Found Glory. In 2004, they were signed to Emerald Moon Records and debuted with their first album entitled “The Party Scene” in 2005. The young members of All Time Low graduated high school in 2006 after signing to their second label, Hopeless Records.
Since then, the band’s popularity has exploded and released four more albums called “Put Up or Shut Up” in 2006, “So Wrong, It’s Right” in 2007, “Nothing Personal” in 2009, “Dirty Work” in 2011 and their newest album, “Don’t Panic” in 2012. “Don’t Panic” was released on Oct. 9 and during its first week of release, it sold approximately 48,300 copies while charting No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200. Their song, “For Baltimore” is the first single off the new album, and an official music video has already been released. All Time Low collaborated with other various artists such as Patrick Stump from the band Fall Out Boy, Anthony Raneri from the band Bayside and Cassadee Pope from the band Hey Monday in order to create “Don’t Panic.” Stump and Pope are currently working on solo projects, but All Time Low was excited to put their heads together with them to help with the new album.
Some songs to look out for on the new album are “For Baltimore,” “Backseat Serenade,” “So Long and Thanks for All the Booze,” and “Somewhere in Neverland.”
Tickets for the concert are now on sale for $20 to SU students with their IDs. The general public tickets are $30, and both can be purchased at the CUB Information Desk or online at www.ticketweb.com starting Oct. 23 at 8 a.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2. Any questions can be emailed to email@example.com.