Four bands rock the night
Boulder is a popular stop for bands touring around the nation and sometimes just one band at a time is not enough.
The Alternative Press Tour on Tuesday turned out to be one of the best tours to come through Boulder in some time. After a snowstorm almost stopped all five bands cold in their tracks, there was a concern the bands would not make it.
Thankfully, four of the bands made it to Boulder Theater at 6:00 p.m. with just enough time to set up and perform.
The band Forever The Sickest Kids were unfortunately dropped from the bill due to time restraints.
“We wish we could be there; it sucks but we will be back this summer in the Denver stop in Warped Tour,” said Jonathan Cook of Forever the Sickest Kids.
Forever The Sickest Kids were supposed to be the first band to perform. Many fans were extremely upset when they heard the news.
“Most disappointing news I have ever heard,” said CU-Denver student Jordan Johnson.
The two other opening acts, The Matches and Sonny, were still able to perform and gave surprisingly thrilling and energetic performances.
The next band up was All Time Low, whose performance started with a disclaimer that informed listeners that their show contained profanity and “countless penis jokes.” From beginning to the end, All Time Low put on the performance of a lifetime.
The band Rocket Summer ended the show with a performance that got everyone dancing. The unique mixture of pop, punk and soul was a different sound for the Alternative Press Tour and it was well received.
“Ever since I heard The Rocket Summer I was hooked; I loved how happy the music is, I totally want to make babies with Bryce (The Rocket Summer band member); they would be gorgeous,” said Morgan Grimm, a sophomore pre-communication major.
Contact Campus Press Staff Writer Brad Ehrlich at Bradly.Ehrlich@colorado.edu.