When We Were Young Festival 2022 Books My Chemical Romance, Paramore, AFI, Alkaline Trio, and More


Let’s take it way back to Warped Tour ca. 2004 as When We Were Young Festival has announced their 2022 lineup. A Punk, Emo, and Metalcore kids dream, the lineup includes headliners My Chemical Romance and Paramore. Other bands on the bill include Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, The Linda Lindas, Alkaline Trio, Thursday, AFI, Meet Me @ The Altar, Avril Lavigne, Senses Fail, The Wonder Years, ADTR, Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, Motionless in White, Atreyu, Four Year Strong, Palaye Royale, Acceptance, Anberlin, Knocked Loose, Silverstein, Bright Eyes, Dance Gavin Dance and more are among the bands announced. The festival will take place October 22 at Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets go on sale January 21. Check out the lineup and the ticket link below.

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Chain Fest Books Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive, Saves The Day, Anberlin, Glassjaw, Cartel, and Acceptance!


Returning again for another round, Chain Fest 2020 will host some of the greats in Punk, post-Hardcore, Alternative Rock and more at Chain Reaction this May! Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive, Saves The Day, Anberlin, Glassjaw, Cartel, and Acceptance head the bill over FivePoint Amphitheatre on May 23rd, 2020. Tickets, including a limited number of VIP packages, are available now at the link below.Continue reading


Acceptance Drops New Video For Fire And Rain, Tour Of Australia Starts This Week


Acceptance, by Meg Loyal Photography

Reunited rockers Acceptance have released their killer new album Colliding By Design, via Rise Records. The band has also just released a new music video for their track ‘Fire And Rain’, which you can see below. Continue reading


Acceptance -Modern Chemistry: Live at The Gramercy Theater, New York City


Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it to their sound check due to a parade in the city slowing traffic down. I finally get to the Gramercy Theatre and bassist Ryan Zweifelhofer comes outside to get me. My heart is pumping and head is racing. It’s been 9 years since I’ve talked to or seen some of the guys in Acceptance. I used to go to all of their shows in or near Los Angeles. I spent hours upon hours with these guys, but I was nervous to see them. I was excited for this to be happening and happy to be in the presence of some very good, long-time friends who are amazing musicians.

I walk in and I wave to everyone and start to tear up. It’s that moment your heart explodes from happiness because you’ve realized that pieces of your heart are all in one room again. I take a seat for a little bit to watch them. They start sound checking and I close my eyes, I’m instantly taken back while listening to them rehearsing ‘Glory/us’. It was as if the band never broke up and they have been doing this non stop. It was perfect.

It’s show time!

Modern Chemistry, by Meg Loyal Photography

Modern Chemistry, by Meg Loyal Photography

The show opens up with Modern Chemistry from New Brunswick, NJ. Their music was catchy and you can hear a distinct Brand New feeling to their writing and sound. Definitely worth checking out if you see that they are playing in your town!\

Acceptance, by Meg Loyal Photography

Acceptance, by Meg Loyal Photography

Back in the dressing room Acceptance gathered in a huddle before hitting the stage. The most nervous I have ever seen them, but the music starts playing and they start walking out on the stage. The crowd goes insane! This was the first time Acceptance has ever headlined a tour, let alone a tour that has sold out for the most part faster than you can flip a record. They started the show with Take Cover‘ playing everything from In Too Far and Different. The crowd sang along perfectly with Jason Vena to every song. During ‘Different’, Sean Mackin from Yellowcard joined them on stage to play violin for the song. Sean is an amazing musician who adds that extra special touch to such an already amazing night. The guys ended the show with their new song ‘Take You Away’ and the promise to come out with a new record in the near future. Now we can rejoice Acceptance is back, they’re selling out show after show and letting all of us know that ‘nothing is permanent‘.

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

Sean Mackin of Yellowcard, performing with Acceptance. Photo by Meg Loyal.

Sean Mackin of Yellowcard, performing with Acceptance. Photo by Meg Loyal.

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

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WORDS AND PHOTOS BY MEG LOYAL PHOTOGRAPHY