Share & Connect
August 30, 2012 kicks off the start for the All American Reject’s fall tour that will cover the majority of the United States. They will be sharing the stage with BoysLikeGirls and The Ready Set. It has been about three years since AAR has toured. Yet with a new album under their belt, there is no doubt the wait was well worth it.
Over 10 million albums sold, worldwide recognition, and the fourth album released; The All American Rejects’ band members could not have predicted any of this back in 1999 when the band was first forming.
You may know the All American Rejects for their catchy summer tune “Dirty Little Secrets,” influencing you to share your secrets in 2005. Or you may know them from even farther back with songs such as “Swing, Swing” from their self-titled debut album in 2003. No matter when you got to know them, as a fan you have been able to fall into the lyrically dreamlike state and let go of your life for the time allotted.
Since hitting mainstream in 2003, The All American Rejects have performed with acts such as CKY, Fall Out Boy, The Academy Is…, Blink 182, Taking Back Sunday, and Motion City Soundtrack to just name a few. They have also continuously performed for Van’s Warped Tour over the years.
After their debut album in 2003, they have consistently made an impact as they released new work. Since 2003, there has been “Move Along” in 2005, “When The World Comes Down” in 2008, and lastly “Kids in the Street” this year. Thanks to solid singles off the albums, they band has made noise on various countdowns, iTunes charts, as well as features in television events. This includes ranking 73 in “Hot 100 Artists of 2000.”
As for this decade, what does All American Rejects have up their sleeves?
Their latest album, “Kids in the Street” has a message that is more than just what the lyrics provide. They are allowing their fans to speak their minds about what “Kids in the Street” means to them through photos, art, words, videos, and any other way they choose. Their website is full of ideas and stories from their fans that include all sorts of situations everyone can relate to; including relationships, friendships, and all the ups and downs throughout life. The winner will be able to have a special event with the band and share the inspirational story. If you try and look up their songs’ lyrics, they even admit they never had all of them completely written out but rather a conglomeration of life experiences and ideas. They are allowing their fans to do the same; make an overall story for others to relate to.
Do not miss out on the chance to see this band take on the stage: They create a concert full of energy, charisma, great lyrics, musical skills, and the desire to connect with their fans. And if you can’t make it to a show, definitely make sure to purchase their album. Remember, they too are just “Kids in the Street.”
Image Courtesy of The All-American Rejects