A Day To Remember at Rams Head Live

A Day To Remember at Rams Head Live

A few months ago, A Day To Remember announced a small tour, hitting clubs in various cities across the US. Parkway Drive and State Champs would be supporting them on their headlining dates. These intimate club shows sold out well in advance. On Wednesday, May 4th, the tour came to Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, the first of three dates in the area.

State Champ’s 30 minute set was full of energy. The crowd kept moving too, with mosh pits and crowd surfers. The band asked who had seen them before, and thanked everybody for coming out early to catch their set. They also told fans to catch them on this year’s Vans Warped Tour, taking place over the summer. State Champs ended their time with “Elevated,” off of their album, The Finer Things.

 

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State Champs Pictures

Next up was Parkway Drive. Between their songs, fans began a chant of the band’s name. The five-piece band from Australia seemed to truly enjoy being on stage. They played songs off of their various albums during their 40 minute set, such as “Vice Grip.” Parkway Drive ended their set with “Crushed,” which was a part of their 2015 album, Ire.

 

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Parkway Drive Pictures

Before A Day To Remember took the stage, venue staff got ready for them. Water bottles were thrown into the crowd to keep the packed-in fans hydrated. A Day To Remember opened with “The Downfall of Us All.” As soon as the band started playing, beach balls were thrown into the crowd, confetti was shot off of the stage, and steam went up into the air. The show included other fun theatrics like that, including toilet paper rolls being thrown out later in the set and streamers getting blasted into the crowd as the set came to a close. During the 70 minutes that they play, A Day To Remember made sure to pay attention to the crowd, throwing guitar picks all the way back to the sound booth and up to the balcony. The band members made eye contact with the fans up front and those crowd surfing, fist bumping those that they could reach. During “Sometimes You’re the Hammer, Sometimes You’re the Nail,” lead singer Jeremy McKinnon got off the stage and went down by the crowd, encouraging fans to get close enough to sing into his microphone. After playing “All Signs Point to Lauderdale”, A Day To Remember left the stage. They came back for a three song encore, which included an acoustic rendition of “If It Means a Lot to You”, “All I Want”, and their closing song of “The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle,” which ended with streamers falling around the crowd as the night came to a close.

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A Day To Remember Pictures

Memphis May Fire and We Came As Romans at Baltimore Soundstage

Memphis May Fire and We Came As Romans at Baltimore Soundstage

This spring, Memphis May Fire and We Came As Romans embarked on a co-headlining tour. The run started on April 26th, in Baltimore, Maryland, at Baltimore Soundstage. Also on the tour were Miss May I and For Today, along with a local band for the night, Minds Like Mirrors. The show that night began promptly at 6:25, ensuring that there was enough time for all of the bands to perform. The first three sets, although short, worked to get the crowd moving and warmed up for the headliners.

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Minds Like Mirrors Pictures

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For Today Pictures

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Miss May I Pictures

A few minutes before the lights went down ahead of We Came As Romans taking the stage, venue staff threw a few water bottles into the crowd, making sure that the audience was hydrated and cool. The nearly sold out room was getting quite warm for most people, particularly those who had been moshing and crowd surfing during the previous sets. Before the band came on, a bit of fog came out around the stage. For the whole set, We Came As Romans performed with as much energy as possible. They started their set off with “Regenerate,” a song off of their newest, self-titled album. The band stated that they would be including songs off of all four of their full-length albums in their set, and they came through on that promise. Partway through their set, lead singer Kyle Pavone got off the stage and continued the song while standing on the barricade by the crowd. Their hour long set included songs such as “To Move On Is To Grow,” “Ghosts,” and “Tracing Back Roots.” As their time came to an end, We Came As Romans closed their set with a single off of their 2013 release, Tracing Back Roots, “Hope.”

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We Came As Romans Pictures

Soon after We Came As Romans ended, Memphis May Fire took the stage for the next hour. The five piece band from Dallas, Texas, started off with “Beneath the Skin,” off of their album from 2014, Unconditional. Their set included 13 songs off of three of their full length albums and one of their EPs. During that hour, the crowd kept moving, and so did the band. The set included older songs, such as “Be Careful What You Wish For,” along with newer ones like “No Ordinary Love.” Memphis May Fire closed out the night by playing “Vices,” off of their release from 2012, Challenger.

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Memphis May Fire Pictures