The All-American Rejects 2014 Concert Schedule
Princes of powerpop The All-American Rejects will be appearing this
summer on the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza as part of Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA. This annual festival, started in 1984,
goes on for ten days at the beginning of August and is attended by thousands of music lovers. The All-American Rejects are
praised by fans and critics for their hook-driven tunes full of sparkling guitars riffs and infectious, sing-along choruses.
Can't make the pilgrimage to Bethlehem? Check StubHub.com to keep current with The All-American Rejects' performance dates
About The All-American Rejects
The band was conceived in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999 by Tyson
Ritter and Nick Wheeler while the two were still in high school. Ritter handled the lead vocals and bass guitar, while Wheeler
played lead guitar and backing vocals. Recording with former member Jesse Tabish (who later left), the group sent a demo to
independent Doghouse Records, where it ended up in the trash bin. Fortunately for everyone, an astute intern rescued it and
the band was signed. They released their self-titled debut album in 2002. After a few member shake-ups, the group eventually
was rounded out with Mike Kennerty as rhythm guitarist and Chris Gaylor on drums. Their debut was noticed by Dreamworks Records,
which signed them and re-released it to a wider audience, setting the band on the fast track to rock stardom. After a few
tours in support of other groups, they headlined their first tour – the Too Bad For Hell Tour – in 2003, later
releasing a concert DVD of their Oklahoma performance which went on to be certified gold by the RIAA. The band's sophomore
album was released in 2005 and titled Move Along - and move along it did, peaking at number six on Billboard 200. The end
of 2008 finally saw the release of the band's third album, When the World Comes Down, though the first single off it had been
making waves for a few months prior. In 2012, the group released Kids in the Street. The consensus among critics is that this
album (their fourth) is their best effort yet, showcasing musical growth and maturity with a wide range of influence in the
tracks, while not losing any of the breezy charm or immensely satisfying harmonies of previous works.
Most of the band's popular songs remain bouncy and upbeat in tempo and delivery, even while the lyrics deal with
break-ups, teen angst, and other favorite subjects of the emo genre. Their first single off The All-American Rejects, "Swing,
Swing," perfectly embodies this sound. The track became their first big hit, peaking at #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8
on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks. They enjoyed an even bigger success with the first single from Move Along; "Dirty Little
Secret" peaked at #9 on the Hot 100 chart, as well as #4 on Pop 100 and Mainstream Top 40. When the World Comes Down gave
the band its most popular song yet – the deliciously snarky "Gives You Hell." The song made it all the way to #4 on
the Billboard Hot 100, and reached #1 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart. Towards the end of the year, Billboard named it the
most played song on their Top 40 chart for 2009. "Beekeeper's Daughter," from Kids in the Street, premiered in January, 2012
on an episode of 90210 and enjoyed moderate success. Other singles from their studio albums include "The Last Song" and "Time
Stands Still" from The All-American Rejects; "Top of the World" and "It Ends Tonight" off of Move Along; "The Wind Blows"
and "Real World" from When the World Comes Down; and "Someday's Gone" and "Heartbeat Slowing Down" from Kids in the Street.
The band also put out a number of songs on compilation albums and soundtracks, including "The Future Has Arrived," wherein
they joined forces with Danny Elfman for the soundtrack of the Disney film Meet the Robinsons, and "The Poison" for Almost
Alice, an anthology of songs inspired by Tim Burton's 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. Their work has been featured in advertisements
(including a "Got Milk?" ad), film (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), and video games (Rock Band and Madden 09).
Did you know there is an Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame? The All-American Rejects were inducted in 2008 and
given a "Rising Star" award.
The band was featured in a web-based promotion for Lego Bionicle called "Free the Band,"
in which they were "kidnapped" by a Bionicle villain.
The All-American Rejects Live Show Experience
ready for a fist-pumping good time! The All-American Rejects have toured the world and are renowned for their live shows.
Special performances have included playing at VH1 Rock Honors; a New Year's Eve concert on Las Vegas' Fremont Street; and
MTV World Stage Live In Malaysia. They have performed alongside Goldfinger, Five For Fighting, Weezer, Fallout Boy, OK Go,
and Chicago. Their live shows are known for being tight and polished while still delivering the freewheeling frenetic energy
that their fans demand. Don't miss your chance to sing along, or just rock out to their exuberant punk pop! Buy your tickets
on StubHub.com today!