“The UK has been very good to us lately,” starts Alex Gaskarth backstage at Reading Festival. In a few hours time All Time Low will take to the main stage and, despite the “Reading Jitters,” will put in an energetic, polished yet goofy set. Its no wonder the band have a run of arena shows booked for early next year.
“We’re stoked,” continues Alex. “We’ve been working our butts off , touring foirever and there’s just an amazing support group over here. The fans have been rabid, showing up and telling their friends about us.”
“They have a nice appreciation for rock music here, not everywhere in the world has that. We feel at home here,” adds Jack Barakat.
“There’s definitely a pressure to deliver. We’re going to have to bring our a-game. All Time Low shows, we never really plan them. Keep it loose and see what happens,” Alex says with a smile. “It’s going to be insane though. We did a tour with You Me At Six earlier this year and we just kept getting requests for more Future Hearts, to come back and bring more new record. ‘We’re not playing enough new songs’ so we figured, let’s just do it again. “
“It’s very nerve-wracking putting out a new album because it’s so easy for fans to fall back on the old stuff,” reasons Alex. “What’s been cool with this record cycle is that people are really getting behind the music.”
“It’s All Time Low with a new energy,” Jack states before Alex continues.“I think it’s just a better record. We learnt a lot. It has elements of all the stuff we’ve done in the past, but we do it all a lot better now.”
“The big thing this time is to bring the whole Future Hearts album and put that in arenas and deliver. Give the fans what they want. We’re ready for the challenge.”
All Time Low play:
10: CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
11: LONDON The O2
12: MANCHESTER Arena
13: BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
15: GLASGOW The SSE Hydro
16: DUBLIN 3 Arena