Florida's A Day To Remember have announced their return to Australia following on from some blistering performances around the country on the 2012 Soundwave tour. Here to showcase their latest album Common Courtesy in July, ADTR are set to wow their Australian fans once more with their effortless blend of melody and pop-infused metalcore. Be there.
A DAY TO REMEMBER - THE "RIGHT BACK AT IT AGAIN" AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Tickets go on sale 9am, May 24
Soundwave hits Adelaide on a perfect sunny day. With seven stages it was a feast of music. John Goodridge was there for the AU Review.
The best laid plans of mice, men, and now apparently music reviewers often go awry. Although I had planned to catch Pennsylvanian rockers CKY and French metal act Gojira, traffic snarls and the sheer crowd size of Soundwave 2012 prevent me from doing so. Well, I end up catching about ten seconds of Gojira after a short sprint; I won’t lie, it was a pretty fantastic ten seconds.
For some (including me) this would be the third night backing up on Soundwave goodness, but people showed no signs of slowing down just yet. At 7pm, the line outside the Roundhouse curled around the building and out of view; fans eager to get in early to catch this epic three-band line up from the start.
The juggernaut that is Soundwave is here yet again, returning to Sydney's Showgrounds for the second year running. With a year to get themselves ready (you may recall the festival's move from Blacktown to Olympic Park was a rather last minute affair in 2011), the festival provided punters with an inspired new layout, jam packed lineup and a day that seemed to go off without hitch.
There is a new wave of artists that are constantly evolving and pushing the boundaries. A DAY REMEMBER are at the forefront of this uprising redefining a genre that was desperately seeking creativity,
Featuring a few of the cancelled Soundwave Revolution refugees and a slew of metal and rock bands (as well as one well-past-their-prime rap-rock band), the lineup for Soundwave 2012 has dropped and boy, it's a big one.
A Day To Remember pull an ingenious gambit -- luring the hordes with stirring hooks whilst offering brutality enough to satiate mosh beaten circle pits. Moreover, it's a shameless abomination in marketing savvy yielding wildly successful results; undoubtedly floating the Victory accounts well into the black. In a double masterstroke of stylistic pastiche, Underoath's addition to the Australian tour equation has squared ticket sales predictably; the Floridian sextet's artfully dark sophistication an irresistible contrast with ADTR's towering melodicism.