Saturday, 22 November 2014

LIVE REVIEW: A DAY TO REMEMBER @ LEEDS O2 ACADEMY, 16TH NOVEMBER 2014


Leeds O2 Academy, one of the first venues of this tour to sell out. Anyone that has previously seen A Day To Remember perform live will know exactly why.


149365_10152804178598446_3320604614416865190_nI got into the venue just in time to catch LOWER THAN ATLANTIS, a band who's music I love listening to but disappointed me at Leeds Festival earlier this year. Because of this, I didn't have high hopes and just hoped that they would play my favourite songs. I was so wrong. They all came out and played with tons of energy and Mike Duce's vocals were so much better than that memory of Leeds Fest. On top of their performance exceeding expectations, the set list was also desirable. Opening with 'Love Someone Else' and ending on 'Here We Go', the 10 song set had the perfect mixture of songs old and new including the popular 'Deadliest Catch' and 'Beech Like A Tree'. The overall set was laid back but at the same time energetic with Mike Duce making jokes, getting the crowd moving and requesting a dance-off. 

Overall, exceptionally happy.....so far! 

 Next up was A DAY TO REMEMBER, my all time favourite band. This was the forth time in 2014 alone seeing them perform live. With so many incredible songs in their discography, any set list would have been a fantastic one. The 17 song set list was composed of tracks from all albums baring Old Record opening with 'The Downfall Of Us All' accompanied by confetti cannons which saw the whole room turn into chaos after the first iconic chants of the track and ending with 'All I Want' with the crowd still bouncing and signing away. Of course, A Day To Remember came back out to perform a three-song encore which included 'If It Means A Lot To You' (prior to which Jeremy and Kevin sand the first verse and chorus of Oasis' 'Champagne Supernova'), 'All Signs Point to Lauderdale' (with toilet roll cannons) and ending the full set with 'The Plot To Bomb The Panhandle'. With CO2 cannons, beach balls, t-shirt cannons and fan interaction, the whole set was just made to be incredible with an electric atmosphere. My only fault about the set was that 'Homesick' had been dropped from the set (even though it got played the previous night). Other than that, perfect, yet again! A Day To Remember are one of those bands that will always bring energy and will always put on a show, not just perform incredible music. For all those that haven't seen them live, I certainly recommend it!

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