Three years after the release of 2013's "Common Courtesy", A DAY TO REMEMBER have returned in grand style, entering The Billboard 200 at No. 2 with new album "Bad Vibrations". Per Billboard, it's also the best-selling album of the week and debuts at No. 1 on their Top Album Sales Chart and No. 1 on Billboard's Top Independent Album Chart, Top Rock Albums Chart and Hard Rock Albums Chart.
As if that weren't impressive enough, "Bad Vibrations" also hit No. 1 on iTunes Top Album Chart and No. 1 in Australia and top 10 in the U.K. and Germany. As KROQ.com wrote in a recent feature: "A DAY TO REMEMBER is on a rocket ride and holding on with a death grip.”
"Bad Vibrations"' chart success preserves an incredible streak for the band: over the course of the past several years, each of A DAY TO REMEMBER's releases have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Indie and/or Alternative Charts.
The album, released on the band's own ADTR Records and distributed by Epitaph, got off to quick start with lead single "Paranoia", a track that shot straight to the top 10 at rock radio while amassing over 9.4 million Spotify streams with a companion video that's racked up over 6.2 million YouTube views.
The quintet (vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Kevin Skaff and Neil Westfall, bassist Joshua Woodard and drummer Alex Shelnutt) maintained momentum with a steady stream of preview tracks and videos, the most recent being "Naivety" and "Bullfight", and a summer-long tour where they've garnered critical acclaim playing to packed arenas and sheds alongside BLINK-182.
"Thank you so much to everyone who picked up a copy of our new record 'Bad Vibrations'," said Jeremy McKinnon. "We went into this with no expectations and have been completely blown away with the support so far. We can't wait to play more of the material live. Big thanks to The Blasting Room, Andy Wallace, Andrew Wade, Epitaph, and Fly South Music Group for putting up with our shit, and helping us solidify our biggest release of all time. Having a team that works together is everything. Thank you all."
In December, A DAY TO REMEMBER will head to Australia for a string of shows with support from OF MICE & MEN, followed by a performance at Knotfest Japan with DEFTONES, then a headlining run that'll take them to the U.K. (where they'll top the bill at London's Wembley Arena), Germany, Italy, France and more.
"Bad Vibrations" was produced by Bill Stevenson (DESCENDENTS, BLACK FLAG) and Jason Livermore (RISE AGAINST, NOFX) and mixed by Grammy winner Andy Wallace (FOO FIGHTERS, SLAYER).
A DAY TO REMEMBER has sold more than 1.5 million units, racked up over 400 million Spotify streams and 500 million YouTube views, racked up two gold-selling albums, three gold-selling singles (and one silver album in the U.K.) and sold out entire continental tours, amassing a global fanbase whose members number in the millions. All of which explains why Rolling Stone called them "An Artist You Need To Know."
A DAY TO REMEMBER is managed by Mark Mercado and John Youngman at Fly South Music Group.