When: Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. 2017
Known for stadium-size singalongs steeped in pop panache and rock ‘n’ roll danger, cheeky wit, and raucous concerts that border on religious experiences, The All-American Rejects confidently waltz against the grain. Their 2017 2-song EP Sweat, and the upcoming fifth full-length album, continue a nearly two-decade tradition of ballsy, brash, and bold pop/rock anthems. The band first shook up the scene with their 2003 platinum-selling self-titled debut. Its double-platinum 2005 follow-up Move Along spawned the platinum smash “Dirty Little Secret,” while 2008’s gold-certified When The World Comes Down yielded their biggest hit to date: the quadruple-platinum “Gives You Hell.” In total, sales have exceeded 10 million worldwide as Billboard ranked them on its “Hot 100 Artists of the 2000s” list and “Billboard 200 Artists of the Decade” list. Most recently, Kids In The Street notched acclaim from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and more. It’s only the beginning though.