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A Day To Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon recalls studio terror

Jeremy McKinnon admits he was “terrified” as work began on 6th album Bad Vibrations: “I went in to record with nothing much to offer”

A Day To Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon approached the band’s sixth album Bad Vibrations with terror – and that’s how the record got its name.

His concerns came from having no material to present to his bandmates when the time came to start work on the follow-up to 2013’s Common Courtesy, which will be released on August 19.

McKinnon tells RockSound: “The record is called Bad Vibrations because that’s what I was feeling at the time, stuck in this weird, high-stress mindset every day.

“I was terrified. I went in to record with nothing much to offer – hardly anything that I was excited about.”

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He adds: “I’ve never had a problem with pushing other people’s expectations aside, but it became a real issue. Thankfully the other guys stepped in and brought some great stuff to the table.”

The vocalist describes Bad Vibrations as containing “an element of returning to our roots,” adding: “This is the first record since For Those Who Have Heart that we’ve created as a full band – no digital bullshit.

“Everyone has at least a song on there that they pushed through themselves.”

A Day To Remember are currently touring North America, with UK dates in January.

From the archive

Tour Dates

Date Venue Location
Monday, July 18, 2016 at 7:30PM Alternative Press Music Awards Columbus, United States
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00PM Viejas Arena San Diego, United States
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:00PM Viejas Arena San Diego, United States
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:00PM The Joint Las Vegas, United States
Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 7:00PM The Joint Las Vegas, United States
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00PM Don Haskins Center El Paso, United States
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00PM Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, United States
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:00PM Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, United States
Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 7:00PM AT&T Center San Antonio, United States
Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 7:00PM Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Spring, United States
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:00PM Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta, United States
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:00PM Bon Secours Arena Greenville, United States
Friday, August 5, 2016 at 7:00PM Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, United States
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7:00PM MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater Tampa, United States
Monday, August 8, 2016 at 7:00PM Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, United States
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7:00PM Blossom Music Center Cleveland, United States
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 7:00PM Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, United States
Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7:00PM BB&T Pavilion Camden, United States
Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 7:00PM Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, United States
Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 7:00PM PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, United States
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:00PM Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Virginia Beach, United States
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:00PM Barclays Center Brooklyn, United States
Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:00PM Xfinity Center Mansfield, United States
Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 6:30PM Bell Centre Montreal, Canada
Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 7:00PM The Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, Canada
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:00PM Lakeview Amphitheater Syracuse, United States
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:00PM Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Buffalo, United States
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:00PM The Pavilion at Montage Mountain Scranton, United States
Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:00PM Hersheypark Stadium Hershey, United States
Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 7:00PM First Niagara Pavilion Pittsburgh, United States
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7:00PM DTE Energy Music Theater Detroit, United States
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:00PM Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, United States
Friday, September 2, 2016 at 7:00PM Xfinity Theatre Hartford, United States
Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 7:00PM Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, United States
Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 7:00PM Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, United States
Monday, September 5, 2016 at 1:00PM Atlantic City Beach Atlantic City, United States
Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7:00PM Xcel Energy Center Minneapolis, United States
Friday, September 9, 2016 at 7:00PM Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Chicago, United States
Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:00PM Klipsch Music Center Indianapolis, United States
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 7:00PM Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Saint Louis, United States
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00PM Pepsi Center Denver, United States
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00PM Taco Bell Arena Boise, United States
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:00PM Spokane Arena Spokane, United States
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:00PM Key Arena Seattle, United States
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 7:00PM Abbotsford Centre Vancouver, Canada
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:00PM Sunlight Supply Amphitheater Ridgefield, United States
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00PM USANA Amphitheatre Salt Lake City, United States
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:00PM Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, United States
Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 7:00PM Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, United States
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00PM Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, United States
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00PM Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Irvine, United States
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:00PM The Forum Los Angeles, United States
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00PM The Forum Los Angeles, United States
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:00PM Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, United States
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:00PM Save Mart Center Fresno, United States
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 7:00PM Irvine Meadows Amphitheater Irvine, United States
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00PM Knotfest Japan Chiba, Japan
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:00PM Red Hill Auditorium Perth, Australia
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00PM AEC Theatre Hindmarsh, Australia
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:00PM Festival Hall Melbourne, Australia
Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:00PM Hordern Pavilion Sydney, Australia
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 7:00PM Riverstage Brisbane, Australia
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:00PM Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Uk
Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:00PM SSE Hydro Glasgow, United Kingdom
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00PM Barclay Card Arena Birmingham, United Kingdom
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:00PM SSE Arena Wembley London, United Kingdom
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7:00PM Leeds Arena Leeds, United Kingdom
Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00PM Turbinenhalle Oberhausen, Germany
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:00PM Haus Auensee Leipzig, Germany
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:00PM Palladium Koln, Germany
Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:00PM Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:00PM COLUMBIAHALLE Berlin, Germany
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 7:00PM Gasometer Vienna, Austria
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:00PM Alcatraz Milan, Italy
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:00PM Volkshaus Zurich, Switzerland
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:00PM STADTHALLE Offenbach, Germany
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00PM Schleyerhalle Stuttgart, Germany
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:00PM Le Trianon Paris, France
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:00PM Ab Hall Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00PM 013 Tilburg, Netherlands

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