It’s All Time Low‘s Tell Me I’m Alive album launch show at Wembley, and their final day of tour. They’ve brought along Set If Off, Lauran Hibberd and Games We Play for the night.
Due to delays in us getting press credentials, we were unable to catch Games We Play. We heard a glimpse of The Killers’ cover of ‘Mr Brightside’, and newest single ‘Hey Ben’, and crowd seemed to love it!
Lauran Hibberd is a ball of energy as she powers through her set, clearly knowing how to hype up a crowd. As she runs from each side of the stage, delivering a setlist including ‘Bleugh’, ‘I’m Insecure’ and an Avril Lavigne cover of ‘Sk8er Boi’, Lauran’s interaction with her band members is infectious, and succeeded in gearing up the arena for the night ahead.
Set It Off are up next, as the arena waits in anticipation. Vocalist Cody Carson displays his vast vocal range as the set bursts into ‘Killer In The Mirror’ and fan favourite ‘Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing’.
The band are full of energy as they blast through their setlist, pumping up the crowd by playing a snippet of ‘Everybody’ by the Backstreet Boys at the end of ‘N.M.E.’. They conclude their set with ‘Why Worry’, before announcing the start of their new era for the end of this month.
All Time Low hit the Wembley stage ready to party the night away to celebrate the release of their ninth album Tell Me I’m Alive. With a packed-out arena, live-stream cameras at the ready, and a burst of confetti and beach balls, the set erupts into full swing with ‘PMA’, ‘Let It Roll’ and ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ – already giving a varied setlist of songs and giving an inkling of what’s in store for the night.
Progressing through sentimental songs and new hits, the setlist is flooded with nostalgia spanning over their 20-year career. Mid-set, there’s a nod to where they came from as the screens show photos from the early years of being a band, drummer Rian Dawson taking a glimpse above him to look at the photos. As frontman Alex Gaskarth reminds us how long they’ve been a band, guitarist Jack Barakat leaps and races across the stage, running up a 16ft ramp to join Dawson. The crowd deliver the same amount of energy for the new tracks – some that only came out that day – as the songs we’ve been belting for years. Making the evening a non-stop party.
The set is brought down to Gaskarth taking the stage alone for ‘Therapy’. As phone lights illuminate the arena, it’s a memorable and intimate moment. Moving to the piano, which is noted as a recent addition to the tour, we hear ‘Once In A Lifetime’, before bursting with new single ‘Calm Down’.
Fan favourite ‘Weightless’ kicks off the encore, urupting the crowd into madness, and bassist Zack Merrick and Barakat working the stage. The set wouldn’t be complete without ‘Dear Maria, Count Me In’. While the band look out into the packed out crowd in awe, one thing is for sure, All Time Low fans continue to show their loyalty and we don’t see that changing any time soon.
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