Live: A Day To Remember in Chicago

Recently, Ocala metal bands, A Day To Remember and Wage War, played the Chicago Theater during their winter acoustic tour, Resemblance. Wage War started the night off with, “Godspeed”. The band taunted the audience with breakdowns after the first song, but continued with the acoustics. The band used this calmer tour to help promote their newest album, ‘The Stripped Sessions’, which consists of acoustic remakes of some of their songs, which was released earlier this month. Fan favorite from the new album, “Gravity”, was played next. The band finished their set with “Johnny Cash” and told the crowd they would see them next year, teasing another United States tour. Headliner, A Day To Remember, was next and began their set with “Mindreader”, off of their 2021 album, ‘You’re Welcome’. Although it was an acoustic tour, the band made sure to play fan favorite, “The Downfall Of Us All”, off of one of their biggest albums, ‘Homesick’, early on in the night. The setlist consisted of songs off of the band’s albums, ‘Common Courtesy’, ‘You’re Welcome’, ‘Homesick’ and ‘What Separates Me From You’. The band also played their more popular songs, such as, “All I Want”, “Rescue Me”, “Better Off This Way” and “I’m Made Of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?”. In addition, this was the first tour the band was able to play “Good Things” and “Leave All The Lights On”. Even though this acoustic show was much calmer compared to regular A Day To Remember shows, the band was still able to energize the crowd, getting everyone out of their seats to enjoy the music. The band tried to end the night with one of their most well-known songs, “All Signs Point To Lauderdale”, but came back for an encore and played “Looks Like Hell”, “If It Means A Lot To You” and “Right Back At It Again”. Both bands did an amazing job switching from their normal genre to do an intimate acoustic show. Although this tour is almost over, A Day To Remember will be holding a virtual concert on December 19th to close out the year and make sure to keep an eye out for the rumored Wage War tour in 2023. Also, feel free to check out our photo gallery included down below of the show.  -Kayla Gray