SAN FRANCISCO — Baltimore pop-punk band All Time Low brought its Summer Ever After tour to The Masonic on a night full of energy, teenage dreams and confetti.
This tour was originally supposed to be a double-bill including Dashboard Confessional. But after Dashboard announced it was stepping away, All Time Low carried on, and Friday’s San Francisco show provided ample opportunities to show the pop-punk band could headline the concert hall on its own.
After kicking things off with “Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t),” the band continued with “Stella,” from Nothing Personal and “Dark Side of Your Room,” off 2017’s Last Young Renegades. One of All Time Low’s most memorable songs, “Weightless,” followed. The crowd sang along with Alex Gaskarth to one of the band’s most iconic lyrics, “Maybe it’s not my weekend, but it’s gonna be my year.”
All Time Low continued digging into its discography with songs like “Backseat Serenade” and “The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver,” from 2013’s Don’t Panic, and “Kids in the Dark,” as well as “Something’s Gotta Give” and “Missing You,” off 2015’s Future Hearts. The latter cut was a rare moment of calm in the show.
Gaskarth brought a fan up onstage to cover Blink-182’s “All the Small Things,” as well as a shortened version of Oasis’ “Wonderwall.” A three-song encore started with the band’s 2018 single “Birthday,” as well as “Lost in Stereo,” off Nothing Personal, and “Dear Maria, Count Me In,” from 2007 album So Wrong, It’s Right.
Los Angeles producer-singer Gnash opened the show. His short set included “I Hate U I Love U,” which was a fan sing-along, “The Broken Hearts Club” and “T-shirt.” Gnash also covered Blink-182 with “I Miss You.” Gnash’s original songs included softer melodies and a sound that blended emo, rap and chillwave.
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