PUPPY

And they call it

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t’s card-buy­ing sea­son.valen­tine’s Day is just around the cor­ner; love is the air. In one cor­ner of Bal­ti­more, pup­pies are even frol­ick­ing. But pop-punk trail­blaz­ers All Time Low aren’t in the mood for a slow dance with their new furry friends-come­ter­roris­ers. It’s been nearly a year since their sixth stu­dio al­bum, Fu­ture Hearts, slammed hard on the ac­cel­er­a­tor pedal of a ca­reer al­ready locked-in at break­neck ve­loc­ity. Now, de­spite the smoochy mood sur­round­ing their forth­com­ing Back To The Fu­ture Hearts tour, the quar­tet are set for their big­gest shows to date: one gi­ant UK jaunt com­pris­ing are­nas that were pre­vi­ously the play­ground to the heavy­weight likes of Me­tal­lica, Muse and Led Zep­pelin.

For their front­man, Alex Gaskarth, th­ese shows are a chance to thank fans for yet an­other year of un­wa­ver­ing love.twelve months ago, All Time Low – Alex, plus gui­tarist Jack Barakat, bassist Zack Mer­rick, and drum­mer Rian Daw­son – played the same venues, but with a safety net: their per­for­mances were bol­stered as part of a co-head­lin­ing set with You Me At Six.this time, with Fu­ture Hearts marked as their most suc­cess­ful al­bum so far, they’re go­ing solo.

“This is an­other big step for us,” says Alex. “It feels in­sane. I don’t think we ever imag­ined that we would be at this level, play­ing that kind of show.there’s pres­sure to show up and put on in­sane gigs, but we’re not sweat­ing the small stuff.the thing about do­ing that size rooms is that you can go big on pro­duc­tion…” Like Kiss? “Yeah, we’re wear­ing make-up and huge boots. We have armour now,” Alex grins. “No, we’re pulling out all the stops and do­ing things that we can’t nor­mally.we’ve got some tricks and I think it’ll be a lot of fun.”

Alex and his band­mate Jack are, be­tween to­day’s ex­tended stints of fetch and wres­tles with a pooper-scooper, pack­ing their bags for their forth­com­ing trip. And there’s an ex­tra

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