Maryland natives All Time Low recently wrapped up their latest spring tour –dubbed “A Love Like Tour”—back home in Baltimore at Ram’s Head Live. It’s always an event when the band comes back to Baltimore for a show, and the final date of this tour was no exception. The show sold out more than a month in advance, and fans were lined up outside the venue for hours, waiting to get a good spot against the barrier.
When the doors finally cracked open at 6:00, fans rushed to the barricade, settling in for the night. The tour featured support from Handguns, a relatively new and energetic pop-punk band, as well as pop-punk juggernauts Man Overboard.
When All Time Low finally took the stage at 9:45, the crowd let out a collective shriek. Such a shriek could convince most that the room was filled entirely with adolescent girls, but upon closer inspection of the audience, All Time Low’s universal draw became apparent. Fans of all ages and backgrounds were present and ready to enjoy a night of the upbeat, pop-infused rock that has made All Time Low fan favorites for a decade.
The band launched into their first song, the classic “Do You Want Me (Dead?” off of their 2011 hit Dirty Work. With five albums under their belt (as well as a recent re-issue of 2012’s Don’t Panic, with new tracks), the band had a lot of material to draw from for their 21-song set. They played a fantastic mix of older fan-favorites like “Remembering Sunday,” “Therapy,” and “Weightless,” as well as newer hits like “A Love Like War,” and “Backseat Serenade” off of their latest album. They even included a few short covers including tracks by Blink-182, Green Day, and Wheatus. Throughout the show, the band’s intensity never waned, and the audience fed off of their energy, never pausing for a moment to stop screaming. One fan even held up a sign saying “I skipped prom tonight to come to this show,” which perfectly captured the rabid dedication of fans to their favorite band.
After 18 songs, the band took to the wings of the stage, leaving behind a crowd chanting ALL TIME LOW at the tops of their lungs. They returned to the stage for a three song encore that included “The Reckless and the Brace,” “A Love Like War,” and the song that made them famous, “Dear Maria, Count Me In.”
All Time Low have been on a roll for the past three years, gaining more success with each sold-out tour they play and A Love Like Tour was certainly no exception. To get an idea of what fans saw at the show, check out our exclusive photo gallery below, by Alex Messick: