We had the great pleasure of attending the Chicago date of A Day To Remember’s Right Back At It Again Tour with support from Of Mice & Men and Issues at the Congress Theater! You can check out our review, after the break.
The “Right Back At It Again” tour, brought A Day To Remember, Of Mice and Men and Issues to the Congress Theater in Chicago. The name of this tour describes these musicians perfectly.
With Issues opening up the night, they were on their A-game. After just being in the Chicagoland area a week ago on the “Street Youth Rising” tour, they are back here again on another tour. Playing songs such as “Princeton Ave.”, “King of Amarillo”, “The Worst of Them”, and their new song ‘Hooligans”; the crowd seemed to love it. People were crowd surfing and multiple pits opened up during their set. With only a few songs under their belt, Issues is proving to be a huge hit and seem to be getting a lot of exposure. I can’t wait to see them headline their own tour and hear new music from them.
With Of Mice and Men up next, the crowd began to get restless. With everything that has been going around in the media in the past days with OM&M, I was glad that they were able to perform in Chicago. I was also glad that they did not back down but keep on with the tour. During their set, front man, Austin Carlisle, called for a wall of death which the crowd did willingly and he also called for “not one, not two, not three, but four circle pits”, which again, the crowd more than happily obliged. Having amazing energy on stage, this reflected onto the crowd when people went rushing to get into the mosh pits. Making sure to play favorites such as “The Flood” and “Second & Sebring”, people were able to go all out. At one point, Austin called out for people to crowd surf to the front to give him a high five which they also did. Of Mice and Men is really a great band to see live. This being my first time seeing them, I hope it’s not my last.
I cannot count how many times I have seen A Day to Remember, but I love that every time I do, it is different. They always play new songs and their sets are always exciting and memorable. Making sure to play their newest songs “Violence (Enough is Enough)” and “Right Back at it Again”, they have shown that they are in fact back at it again with this sold out show. Playing songs such as “All I Want”, “Better off This Way”, “Have Faith in Me”, “You Should Have Killed Me When You Had the Chance”, “A Shot in the Dark”, “2nd Sucks”, and “Mr. Highway’s Thinking About the End”, they really gave the people their money’s worth of a show. “We, A Day to Remember, are no average band. I know that’s debatable, but we fucking aren’t, were words spoken by Jeremy McKinnon, once they came back out after leaving and the crowd had chanted ‘One More Song’. They in fact played three more songs which included an acoustic version of “It’s Complicated” and “If It Means A lot To You”, and ending with “The Downfall of us All”. The ending of the night was complete with a burst of confetti from either side of the stage.
If this tour is not already sold out near you, I would not wait any longer to grab a ticket and spend an evening with these talented musicians.
Information about the review…
Tour: Right Back At It Again Tour feat. A Day To Remember
Bands: A Day To Remember, Of Mice & Men, Issues
Reviewer: Ali Jimenez
Date: April 6, 2013
Venue: Congress Theater in Chicago, IL