I’ve only ever been to the Liacouras Center to see my school’s basketball team play but Saturday night I saw All Time Low and Sleeping With Sirens play the center on their co-headlining tour. I’ve been waiting for the chance to see Sleeping With Sirens live for years. These guys blew me away. They opened with “Kick Me” followed by other hits from their newest album, Madness. Then fans lit up this massive venue as they played a beautiful cover of “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls. Sleeping With Sirens then sped it up for “Congratulations” as members of the band came into the crowd. Fans excitingly followed them around the venue trying to meet and take photos with their idols before they returned to the stage. They played a couple more songs before closing their set with “If You Can’t Hang.” Singer Kellin Quinn’s voice is so unique and Sleeping With Sirens is a blast to watch and listen to. They put on a fantastic show!
Unfortunately, All Time Low was hit with devastating personal news during the show. After a bit of a wait and an announcement from a crew member, it was unclear whether or not they would actually go on. Eventually the lights went out and front an Alex Gaskarth came out to sing “Satellite” before being joined by the rest of the band. They played old and new favorites like “Weightless” and “Kicking and Screaming” as fans sang along to every word. About half way through their set, they slowed it down and played “Cinderblock Garden” acoustic before Gaskarth asked the crowd if they would rather hear “Remembering Sunday” or “Therapy.” The crowd had a stronger reaction to “Remembering Sunday” and after the emotional performance, the rest of the band retook the stage. They played a few more from their new album, Future Hearts, before playing some older dance songs, “Poppin’ Champagne” and “Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t).” They then played “Old Scars / Future Hearts” before fans started chanting “one more song.” They played two more from Future Hearts before the confetti shot out as they closed with their iconic single, “Dear Maria, Count Me In.” All Time Low repeatedly thanked the crowd for being so loving during this hard time, but the fans were probably equally as thankful. In a time where most bands might not have gone on, All Time Low played a full set that sounded just as amazing as usual. This show was an example of the healing power of music, not only to the listeners, but also to the band itself.