All Time Low recently kicked off their Fall 2021 tour with nothing,nowhere. and Meet Me @ the Altar. The nearly sold-out run kicked off in New Orleans and is making its way across the country. We were lucky to catch the New Haven date at College St Music Hall.
The night opened with an energetic performance from Meet Me @ the Altar. The infectious beats and empowering vocals captivated the audience. By the second song, everyone was banging their heads along to the pop punk ballads, including hits “Garden” and “Hit Like a Girl.”
Following was nothing,nowhere. who kept the energy going with their unique and gritty performance. The group fuses punk and rap elements to create their dynamic sound. Standout songs included “hammer” and “fake friend.”
Finally, the time had come for All Time Low to take the stage for the first time in Connecticut since pre-pandemic times. The pop-punk band jumped straight into their iconic and lively performance, kicking off the night with “Do You Want Me (Dead?)” as confetti filled the room. Fans were bursting at the seams to sing along once again to their favorite songs and filled the room with their harmonies.
The setlist took fans through a sampling of hits new and old, focusing mostly on their latest release, Wake Up, Sunshine. Throwback tracks included “Vegas” off 2007’s So Wrong, It’s Right, “Weightless” and “Lost in Stereo” off 2009’s Nothing Personal and “Time-Bomb” off 2011’s Dirty Work. All Time Low wrapped up the regular set with radio hit “Monsters.”
Before the lights had a chance to fully dim, fans stomped their feet to the chants of “One more song!” and “All Time Low!” echoing through the room. All Time Low came back out for two last spirited songs, “PMA” and “Dear Maria, Count Me In.” Cheers filled the room under a confetti sky for what seemed like tens of minutes as the band threw their remaining guitar picks and drumsticks into the crowd.
After the past year of doubts regarding the future of the music industry, it was invigorating to experience the energy of live music and be surrounded by a room full of excited and passionate fans once again.
All Time Low’s Fall 2021 tour continues through the Midwest into Canada before making its final stops on the West Coast. The tour wraps up November 12 in San Diego, CA. Remaining tickets are available here.