Now in its sixth year, the festival will be heading to two locations this year.
Self Help Fest launched its first installment in 2014 in San Bernardino, California alongside acts such as Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men, The Story So Far, Memphis May Fire, Atilla, the Word Alive and many, many more. They later followed it up with a northeast date in Philadelphia that same year.
ADTR frontman Jeremy McKinnon later explained how the idea for the festival came together after a conversation with his girlfriend.
“She told me that the most people who come [to our shows] respond like it’s more than just a concert to them,” he said. “It’s like the music is genuinely helping them. Thus, we titled our festival Self Help, because at the end of the day that’s what music’s all about.”
Over the course of its history, the festival has featured quite impressive lineups including a reunited Underoath in 2015. At the time, Aaron Gillespie explained why this festival was a good fit.
“It was offered to us. It’s such a rad festival and it seems like a lot of the bands that have come up after us are playing it. I feel like it’s just a great place to get everyone together. A Day To Remember started in the same town that Underoath started in, so I think it’s going to be dope. I’m really excited.”
While we do not know who will be playing this year’s festival other than ADTR of course, we do know when they’ll be held: Sept. 7 in San Bernardino and Oct. 12 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Discounted tickets for both dates are on sale now here.
Excited to be bringing @SelfHelpFest 2019 to Massachusetts and San Bernardino this fall and to be playing at both dates! Get discounted tickets now at https://t.co/foMOtxGIEM pic.twitter.com/rw5R0TSkEb
— A Day To Remember (@adtr) March 15, 2019
More A Day To Remember news
ADTR are usually known for their heavy jams, but one of their softer tracks just passed another major milestone.
The acoustic duet off Homesick, “If It Means A Lot To You,” featuring Sierra Kusterbeck formerly of VersaEmerge just hit 100 million Spotify streams. At the time of publication, it is sitting at 100,116,796 listens.
The song is easily cemented as the band’s most popular, with the other top Spotify tracks hitting about 60 million streams. The single is also the only one of theirs to hit RIAA platinum status to date, having achieved that recognition in July 2017.
As mentioned above, Day To Remember recently announced their Raisin’ Hell In The Heartland tour with Knocked Loose and Boston Manor. They’re also on a handful of upcoming festivals. You can check out their full list of dates below and grab tickets here.
05/31 — Peoria, IL @ Wixo Spring Fling*
06/05 — Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
06/07 — Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove*
06/08 — Madison, WI @ The Slyvee
06/10 — Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
06/11 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
06/12 — San Antonio, TX @ The Tobin Center
06/14 — New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore
06/15 — Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Co.
06/16 — Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
06/18 — Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
06/20 — Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
06/21 — North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
06/22 — Richmond, VA @ The National
06/23 — Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid-Hudson Civic Center**
06/27 — Portland, ME @ State Theatre
06/28 — Providence, RI @ The Strand Theatre**
06/29/30 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Warped Tour^
08/23 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival^
08/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival^
09/07 — San Bernardino, CA @ Self Help Fest^
10/12 — Worcester, MA @ Self Help Fest^
*A Day To Remember only
** No Knocked Loose