When you write a song with lyrics like “I hate this town/it’s so washed up,” it’s only natural that listeners would assume how much you despise the town you were born/raised in. For A Day to Remember, it looks like things have changed since the release of “All Signs Point to Lauderdale” off of 2010’s What Separated Me From You. On Tuesday (Feb. 14), the Florida-founded band announced on Instagram that they will be given the key to their hometown of Ocala on Saturday, March 18.
“Incredibly excited to be getting the keys to our hometown, the city of Ocala,” writes the band. Along with the caption is a picture of frontman Jeremy McKinnon holding a sign that says “City of Ocala”; a screenshot from the band’s music video for “City of Ocala. In addition to being given the keys to the city, the group has also announced that they will perform a hometown show on the same day. Tickets for the show are currently on sale and cost $10. On the day of the show, the price will increase to $15.
A Day to Remember’s hometown show will kick off Ocala’s “Feel Downtown LIVE” concert series which will take place at Tuscawilla Park’s outdoor stage. To purchase tickets or find out more information about the concert series, head on over to the event’s website here.
A Day to Remember’s 2016 was a massive one for the group. They released Bad Vibrations, their sixth studio album, and tour behind it extensively. Last summer/fall, ADTR hit the road alongside The All-American Rejects and Blink-182 for Blink’s “California” summer tour. Check out our recap and photos from the West Palm Beach stop of the tour here.