A Day To Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon recalls studio terror

A Day To Remember

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.”

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.

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Tour Dates

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Monday, July 18, 2016 at 7:30PMAlternative Press Music AwardsColumbus, United States
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00PMViejas ArenaSan Diego, United States
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:00PMViejas ArenaSan Diego, United States
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:00PMThe JointLas Vegas, United States
Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 7:00PMThe JointLas Vegas, United States
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00PMDon Haskins CenterEl Paso, United States
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00PMChesapeake Energy ArenaOklahoma City, United States
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:00PMGexa Energy PavilionDallas, United States
Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 7:00PMAT&T CenterSan Antonio, United States
Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 7:00PMCynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionSpring, United States
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:00PMLakewood AmphitheatreAtlanta, United States
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:00PMBon Secours ArenaGreenville, United States
Friday, August 5, 2016 at 7:00PMPerfect Vodka AmphitheatreWest Palm Beach, United States
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7:00PMMIDFLORIDA Credit Union AmphitheaterTampa, United States
Monday, August 8, 2016 at 7:00PMAscend AmphitheaterNashville, United States
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7:00PMBlossom Music CenterCleveland, United States
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 7:00PMRiverbend Music CenterCincinnati, United States
Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7:00PMBB&T PavilionCamden, United States
Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 7:00PMNikon at Jones Beach TheaterWantagh, United States
Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 7:00PMPNC Bank Arts CenterHolmdel, United States
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:00PMVeterans United Home Loans AmphitheaterVirginia Beach, United States
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:00PMBarclays CenterBrooklyn, United States
Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:00PMXfinity CenterMansfield, United States
Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 6:30PMBell CentreMontreal, Canada
Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 7:00PMThe Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:00PMLakeview AmphitheaterSyracuse, United States
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:00PMDarien Lake Performing Arts CenterBuffalo, United States
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:00PMThe Pavilion at Montage MountainScranton, United States
Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:00PMHersheypark StadiumHershey, United States
Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 7:00PMFirst Niagara PavilionPittsburgh, United States
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7:00PMDTE Energy Music TheaterDetroit, United States
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:00PMVan Andel ArenaGrand Rapids, United States
Friday, September 2, 2016 at 7:00PMXfinity TheatreHartford, United States
Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 7:00PMDarling's Waterfront PavilionBangor, United States
Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 7:00PMSaratoga Performing Arts CenterSaratoga Springs, United States
Monday, September 5, 2016 at 1:00PMAtlantic City BeachAtlantic City, United States
Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7:00PMXcel Energy CenterMinneapolis, United States
Friday, September 9, 2016 at 7:00PMHollywood Casino AmphitheaterChicago, United States
Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:00PMKlipsch Music CenterIndianapolis, United States
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 7:00PMHollywood Casino AmphitheaterSaint Louis, United States
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00PMPepsi CenterDenver, United States
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00PMTaco Bell ArenaBoise, United States
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:00PMSpokane ArenaSpokane, United States
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:00PMKey ArenaSeattle, United States
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 7:00PMAbbotsford CentreVancouver, Canada
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:00PMSunlight Supply AmphitheaterRidgefield, United States
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00PMUSANA AmphitheatreSalt Lake City, United States
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:00PMAk-Chin PavilionPhoenix, United States
Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 7:00PMIsleta AmphitheaterAlbuquerque, United States
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00PMShoreline AmphitheatreMountain View, United States
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00PMIrvine Meadows AmphitheatreIrvine, United States
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:00PMThe ForumLos Angeles, United States
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00PMThe ForumLos Angeles, United States
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:00PMSanta Barbara BowlSanta Barbara, United States
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:00PMSave Mart CenterFresno, United States
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 7:00PMIrvine Meadows AmphitheaterIrvine, United States
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00PMKnotfest JapanChiba, Japan
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:00PMRed Hill AuditoriumPerth, Australia
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00PMAEC TheatreHindmarsh, Australia
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:00PMFestival HallMelbourne, Australia
Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:00PMHordern PavilionSydney, Australia
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 7:00PMRiverstageBrisbane, Australia
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:00PMMotorpoint ArenaCardiff, Uk
Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:00PMSSE HydroGlasgow, United Kingdom
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00PMBarclay Card ArenaBirmingham, United Kingdom
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:00PMSSE Arena WembleyLondon, United Kingdom
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7:00PMLeeds ArenaLeeds, United Kingdom
Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00PMTurbinenhalleOberhausen, Germany
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:00PMHaus AuenseeLeipzig, Germany
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:00PMPalladiumKoln, Germany
Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:00PMSporthalleHamburg, Germany
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:00PMCOLUMBIAHALLEBerlin, Germany
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 7:00PMGasometerVienna, Austria
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:00PMAlcatrazMilan, Italy
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:00PMVolkshausZurich, Switzerland
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:00PMSTADTHALLEOffenbach, Germany
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00PMSchleyerhalleStuttgart, Germany
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:00PMLe TrianonParis, France
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:00PMAb HallBrussels, Belgium
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00PM013Tilburg, Netherlands
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