The Used – Lies For The Liars
This past spring, the Used marked the anniversary of In Love And Death, and did it right with two-night performances for each city’s stop (one for their new release, Imaginary Enemy and one for the anniversary).
Fall Out Boy – Infinity On High
Okay, if Fall Out Boy didn’t celebrate the anniversary of Take This To Your Grave or From Under The Cork Tree with full-album tours, they’re probably not going to go on the road for Infinity On High. However, it’s not like these songs are neglected, despite the band’s ongoing success. Most tours pull at least “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” and “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” — and “Thriller,” if you’re lucky.
A Day To Remember – For Those Who Have Heart
The album that brought one of the most memorable guitar openings ever (“The Plot To Bomb The Panhandle”) deserves recognition. Throw in one of the best pop covers to come out of the scene the deluxe edition (Could you imagine the severe wave of nostalgia for “Since U Been Gone”?) and there would be a party. ADTR just released Bad Vibrations, however, and are coming off a monumental tour with Blink-182: Remembering their 2007 release isn’t likely high on the list of priorities.
Four Year Strong – Rise Or Die Trying
With Four Year Strong’s debut full-length, the band set the melodic hardcore standard for a decade’s worth of music to come. The band released a self-titled album in 2015 and played the entirety of Vans Warped Tour, and while the newest release was well received, nothing quite beats screaming “Catastrophe” from the middle of a circle pit.
Paramore – Riot!
Judging from what Hayley Williams has said about the lyrics in “Misery Business,” and how the public basically has access to the good and bad parts of her 17-year-old self’s diary, it doesn’t look like an anniversary tour is on the table. But for the rest of us, songs like “For A Pessimist I’m Pretty Optimistic,” “Crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get” remind us of a simpler time when we were still emboldened by passion instead of apathetic toward it. Emotional masochism and one-upping the other girl might not be the best route to take in real life, but it sure feels good to sing about at a show.
All Time Low – So Wrong, It’s Right
For those of us who got to the table late and still haven’t experienced “Remembering Sunday” live, this seems like a pretty good excuse to remedy that, right? This album catapulted everyone’s favorite pop-punk princes with “Dear Maria, Count Me In,” has since gone platinum, and is still the closer to most of their shows. ATL always seem to tour with bands that complement each other extremely well, even making a list or two of tours that need to happen again—like 2013’s House Party Tour, which also featured list-mates A Day To Remember and Pierce The Veil. A tour of one band playing an album in its entirety is one thing. A tour with all three of these bands celebrating their respective albums is quite another, and possibly the best thing that could ever happen. Hey, we can dream, right?