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hmv.com reviews... All Time Low @ Wembley Arena
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hmv.com reviews... All Time Low @ Wembley Arena

All Time Low made their bow as arena headliners on Friday (March 20th) as they entertained thousands of screaming fans at London's Wembley Arena. We were there to review it all...

 

Who?

All Time Low, Baltimore pop punks who are preparing for the release of their new album Future Hearts. 



Where?

Wembley Arena, the enormous arena right next to the country's national stadium. 

 


Was it full? And how were the crowd?

It was sold out as it's possible to be and packed with a rabid crowd who sang along to every word and screamed for every second there were no words to be sung.



So what was the set like? What did they play?

A full 21 songs and spanning the whole of the band's decade-long career, this was All Time Low at their absolute best. Kicking off with 'A Love Like War', the band dipped into each and every one of their albums, with particular highlights coming in the shape of 'Time Bomb', 'Stella', 'Outlines', which featured a guest appearance from You Me At Six mainman Josh Franceschi, and a colossal rendition of 'Guts'. 

We only got to hear two new songs in the end, with early single 'Something's Gotta Give' and new track 'Kids In The Dark', but that's all the more to look forward to the next time they come to town. 

They finished with a volley of 'The Reckless And The Brave', fan favourite 'Jasey Rae' and a massive 'Dear Maria, Count Me In' to finish it all off. 


Any good between song banter?

Tonnes, particularly from guitarist Jack Barakat, who tried to invite the whole of Wembley back to his hotel room. Might have been a bit of a squeeze..



Did they put on much of a show?

A huge screen, lots of lovely pyrotechnics, plenty of bells and whistles for the big occasion. 



What was the highlight of the set?

The undoubted highlight was when singer Alex Gaskarth suddenly appeared in the midst of the crowd and lept up on the second stage at the back of the room to perform two solo numbers. Particularly stunning was 'Remembering Sunday', which featured a surprise appearance from singer Cassadee Pope. 



Where can I catch them next? 

They're back at the end of August for shows in Edinburgh, Belfast and big slots at Reading and Leeds Festival. You can find ticket details for the shows here. 

 

 

All Time Low's new album Future Hearts is released on April 6th. You can pre-order the album in-store now. 

 

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