Article and Photos by: Casey Steinmiller
TULSA- The Brady Theater located in the art district of Tulsa Oklahoma hosted the Back To The Future Hearts Tour on October 15th. The Brady Theater, which has been standing for over 100 years holds a little under 3,000 seating. This was easily packed including balcony and floor space.
One Ok Rock a Japanese rock band opened up the show. They were a very lively and energetic start to the show. They played songs such as “Take Me to the Top” as well as “Cry Out”. Kellin Quinn, the lead singer of Sleeping With Sirens even came out to perform “Paper Planes” alongside them.
Shortly after One Ok Rock finished Neck Deep a Welsh punk rock band took the stage. They recently released an album named Life’s Not out to Get You and played most of the songs off of it. “Kali Ma” and “Gold Steps” got the crowd moving and even started a few mosh pits as well as sending endless crowd-surfers over the barricades. They closed down with the song “What Did You Expect?” which is from one of their older albums.
Another quick set change and Sleeping With Sirens took to the stage with a full lighting production. The letters SWS were set across the stage emblazoned with light bulbs. A flash of lights and the song “Kick Me” blasted through the venue. After a few more fast paced songs they slowed it down and played some acoustic songs such as “Gold”, “The Strays”, and “With Ears to see and Eyes To Hear”. Kellin Quinn has an incredibly wide vocal range live going from high notes to screams and even beat-boxing during the song “Roger Rabbit”. They sped back up with the song “Congratulations”, which is about their rise to stardom and success.
After a very lengthy set breakdown a giant white curtain was raised to hide the new stage and set change. After much suspense, All Time Low started to play “Satellites” and the curtain dropped revealing an elaborate drum riser with ramps and other places to jump off of. After some introductions the lead singer Alex Gaskarth began to question why his microphone smelled terrible, which led to Step Brothers Movie Reference about a drum set. The show was filled with hilarious puns as well as other adult humored shenanigans. They mostly played songs off of their album Future Hearts, but played plenty of old school hits what most people remember from middle school such as “Weightless” and “Therapy”. The show finally ended but the crowd wasn’t satisfied. One more song! and All Time Low! were being chanted non-stop until the band came back out. They came back out and released giant white inflatable beach balls into the crowd for the song “Kids In The Dark” and then went right into the song “Something’s Gotta Give”. The closer song, which was their most popular song “Dear Maria Count Me In” had the crowd ecstatic with a confetti drop towards the end. Fans left the venue super happy from a phenomenal show.