One band started off their career with a pop-punk cover of Michael Jackson; another got their world-wide break with a love song that featured a killer key change Westlife would be proud of and another created a moody nu-metal anthem for the angsty teens of 2001. You could say that bands were able to get away with a lot more back in the early noughties but Alien Ant Farm, Hoobastank and P.O.D. represent a time when fans overthrew critics and adored those pop-punk riffs, ridiculous videos and clichéd lyrics more than anything in the world.
Each band will no doubt be showcasing songs from their hit records ‘ANThology,’ ‘The Reason’ and ‘The Fundamental Elements of Southtown and Satellite’ as well as some newer material. Whilst the older stuff will no doubt be the highlight for legions of nostalgic attendees, it’ll be interesting to witness what each band has been up to for the past 10 years.
Taking place at Motion, it’s a line-up the venue doesn’t often associate themselves with but will no doubt provide a fitting platform for these kings of pop-punk and nu-meta. Who cares if your friends think you’re crazy for heading to this show; it’s pretty much guaranteed to be one of the funnest rock shows you’ll ever witness. I mean, did you even watch the video for ‘Movies’?
Well here it is: