In case you haven’t noticed, ADTR have been busy lately, after dropping a single, signing to a new record label, and announcing the details of their upcoming album at a live show.
The band dropped “Degenerates” recently, their first track in three years besides their collab “Rescue Me” with Marshmello earlier this summer. It was also the first release with their new label, Fueled By Ramen.
If you haven’t had the chance to check it out yet, listen to it below!
— James Frost (@JamesFrost_) August 21, 2019
— Nick (@iamnicklovera) August 21, 2019
I will never tire of seeing @adtr live even after my 11th show. fucking love those guys so much and cannot wait for the new album. and also credit to the security at @HouseOfVansLDN who were holding uo that fence like fucking champions 🤘🤘🤘#yourewelcome #ADTR pic.twitter.com/lwI4UNGxQ3
— bobby casey (@BOBULATOR1996) August 21, 2019
Earlier that morning, a photo of a poster surfaced on Twitter with the words “YOU’RE WELCOME” and “A Day To Remember.”
A similar image also appeared on Chorus.FM that states the album title will be “You’re Welcome.”
McKinnon revealed the news during the band’s gig right before playing the brand new track.
“That song is going to come out on a record later this year,” McKinnon says in a video from RockSound. “That’s with our friends in Fueled By Ramen. Let’s hear it for Fueled By Ramen! It’s gonna come out on that label, and we’re gonna call that record ‘You’re Welcome’.”
Alternative Press also reached out to A Day To Remember’s team for comment, and they have confirmed You’re Welcome is due out later this year.
They announced it at the gig.
— kirsty (@Kirstyish) August 22, 2019
New A Day To Remember album out in November pic.twitter.com/jHRbE4Xitu
— Ali 🐝 (@yell0wdots) August 21, 2019
Now, McKinnon is sharing even more information about the upcoming album, saying its the “happiest record that we’ve ever written.”
“The mood in the camp is positive,” he told NME. “I think that shows in the songs too. It kind of feels like the happiest record that we’ve written in a minute – or ever. It’s definitely the happiest record we wrote to date. That’s definitely exciting for me. The name of the game this time was collaboration. You know, getting in a room together, getting in a room with people who inspire us, seeing what comes out.”
He added that there are “hints” of darkness “everywhere” but said as a whole, the album is pretty positive. McKinnon said the band had some unusual inspiration for the new song “Degenerates,” including country star Kacey Musgraves.
“(She) has got this song called ‘Space Cowboy’. I love how you’ve seen the title of the song, you think you know what she’s talking about, then that chorus hits and it’s a completely different subject and meaning than what you thought the song was going to be about,” he said.
“I thought that was just the coolest thing, and that really inspired me lyrically to ask, ‘How can I take this subject and just flip it on its head?’ If you really listen to the lyrics in ‘Degenerates’, it completely flips the meaning of the song,” he continued. “It’s about what other people assume by looking at someone. That’s where the line ‘dividing all the books by their covers‘ comes from. It’s about judging others by the way they look, rather than on their merits.”
Grab tickets for the shows here. Check out the full list of dates below.
09/06 — Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks*
09/07 — Worcester, MA @ Self Help Festival*
09/08 — Concord, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival*
09/27 — Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
09/28 — Simpsonville, SC @ CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
10/12 — San Bernardino, CA @ Self Help Festival
10/13 — Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival*
10/15 — Boise, ID @ Centurylink Arena Boise
10/16 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheater
10/17 — Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/21 — Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/22 — Houston, TX @ NRG Arena
10/23 — Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
10/25 — St. Charles, MO @ The Family Arena
10/26 — Chicago, IL @ Credit Union 1 Arena
10/27 — Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
10/29 — Fargo, ND @ Scheels Arena
10/30 — Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
10/31 — Independence, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
11/02 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
11/03 — Fairfax, VA @ Eaglebank Arena
11/05 — Laval, QC @ Place Bell
11/07 — Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
11/09 — Glen Falls, NY @ Cool Insuring Arena
11/10 — Trenton, NJ @ Cure Insurance Arena
11/12 — Syracuse, NY @ The Oncenter War Memorial Arena
11/14 — Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
11/15 — Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
11/16 — Ypsilanti, MI @ Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
11/17 — Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
11/19 — New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/21 — Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
11/22 — Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
11/23 — Fayetteville, NC @ The Crown Theater
* without I Prevail and Beartooth
How excited are you for the next A Day To Remember album? Sound off in the comments down below!