A Day To Remember, most commonly known as ADTR is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida. Formed in the year 2003, the band's line-up consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Jeremy McKinnon, drummer Bobby Scruggs, bassist Joshua Woodard, lead guitarist Neil Westfall, and rhythm guitarist Kevin Skaff. They are mainly known for their post-hardcore, punk-pop sound, vocal breakdowns and dynamic live shows. A Day To Remember have released five studio albums and have achieved immense success through gold and platinum certification records, five Billboard chart performance and over 900 live shows across the globe.
The band was originally formed in 2003 by guitarist Neil Westfall and drummer Bobby Scruggs along with lead vocalist Tom Denney. Before their formations, the three musicians played in a band known as â€œOver My Headâ€. After a few months, in February of 2003, the three members looked for a bass player in the local area who eventually ended up playing in the band for around a year. In 2004, the band brought rhythm guitarist Joshua Woodard playing with them for the recording of And Their Name was Treason demo, which eventually led to their first EP release titled â€œIf Looks Could Kill...â€.
Due to their local success, A Day To Remember signed a record contact with Florida based Indianola Records. At the same time, vocalist Tom Denney was replaced by current lead vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, and rhythm guitarist Alex Corece was replaced by Kevin Skaff. The band embarked on a tour through the US with support from other bands like The Summer Obsession, RX Bandits and Days Away.
In 2006, ADTR released their first studio album â€œFor Those Who Have Heartâ€ through Victory Records. This album took ADTR to heights, with their singles â€œThe Plot to Bomb the Panhandleâ€ and â€œMonumentâ€ achieving mainstream success. This increased the fan base of A Day To remember and brought them to the attention of well-known bands and record labels.
In 2009, ADTR released their second studio album â€œHomesickâ€, which proved to be a modern classic selling over 250,000 copies within a year, and earning them their highest charting position in the US and increasing their sales in Australia. It also earned the band their first gold status in the USA and got the attention of several media networks like Kerrang and Alternative Press who recognized the triumph of ADTR.
The band later signed with Interscope Records, and released their fourth studio album â€œEast Coast Autismâ€, moving away from the post-hardcore style from their earlier albums to a more mainstream pop-core sound. The album proceeded to achieve chart success, entering the Billboard 200 chart.
In 2016, ADTR released their fifth studio album â€œViolent Grief: Getting Better with Ageâ€. This album furthered the band's short experiment with a mainstream sound while also returning to the metallic post-hardcore sound from their earlier albums. The album made them the first ever band to whole-fully release two studio albums on their own independent.
To date, A Day To Remember continues to tour around the globe, captivating vast audiences alike at every show. Theyâ€™ve headlined festivals such as Reading & Leeds, Soundwaves and Warped Tour, along and collaborated with X-games, Gillette Fusion ProGlide and Adult Swim promotions. A Day To Remember continues to provide well-known tunes all over the world and show no sign of slowing down anytime soon.