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A Day To Remember Were Nervous About Blink-182 Tour

09/05/2016
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A Day To Remember

(Radio.com) A Day To Remember is on top of the world. The Ocala, Florida band is celebrating the release of their sixth album, Bad Vibrations, and the fact that it's their first time collaborating with Epitaph Records. And, for them, that celebration is justified: after their public battle with a former record label, the independent release of their last album, Common Courtesy and years of relentless touring, the band is on a rocket ride and holding on with a death grip.

During a dinner with Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker at Barker's restaurant Crossroads in Los Angeles earlier this year, ADTR was asked to play a few small shows with them. Those good vibes soon turned into a formal invitation to join the band, along with All Time Low, on the tour of a lifetime. But as frontman Jeremy McKinnon tells it, the decision to open for one of the biggest and best pop-punk bands of all time, was simply terrifying. Little did McKinnon and crew know they'd end up becoming great friends and hunting for Pokemon together.

Radio.com caught up with McKinnon during tour stop in Detroit just before playing a show at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI. Radio.com asked "When Blink asked you to play the tour, did you comprehend how massive it could be and what it might do for the band?" and McKinnons responded "No way. I personally was afraid when we booked the mini shows with them when they were doing their first shows with Matt at the Roxy and SOMA. I didn't really know how we were gonna go over. Blink is such an established legendary band... is their fanbase gonna react well to us? And sure enough we played those shows--and they were announced before we even announced--and it was like we were playing our own headlining show. Every single person in the room knew who we were and they were going crazy. We were completely blown away and assumed that the rest of this tour would be the same and so far it has." Read the full interview here.

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