Other than their main stage headline slots at Slam Dunk Festival this summer, All Time Low have an intentionally empty calendar in 2019 with plans of “taking a bit of a break” from recording and touring.
In a recent interview with Kerrang! (here), frontman Alex Gaskarth explains that following a number of heavy album cycles off the back of their last few records, they’re planning to unwind and relax a little bit before they move onto the next step.
“We’re taking a bit of a break. For the last couple of records, we’ve done two-year-long cycles. With ‘Last Young Renegade’, it was winding down in the first half of 2018, but then we decided to put out ‘Birthday’ and ‘Everything Is Fine’, which revitalised that campaign and led to more dates on the calendar. That meant another six months was tacked on to what had already been a full album cycle. For us, it feels too soon to be properly thinking about the next record – I need to sleep for at least a fortnight straight! We need to figure out what’s next, and what All Time Low should be doing going forward.”
Though what the other three members will be doing with their time off is uncertain, Gaskarth has asserted that he’ll still very much be working in music, only this time with helping other bands.
“I’m looking to do more outside writing for other bands. I’ve been passionate about that for years now, but with All Time Low being what it is, it’s hard to find the time I need to dedicate to it. I’ll be making myself available in 2019 to anyone who wants to write with me, so people should definitely keep an eye out for what I’m up to. There’ll be stuff going on.”
All Time Low will be headlining this year’s Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds (May 25th) and Hatfield (May 26th), both of which being the band’s only live performances in 2019.
More details regarding Slam Dunk Festival can be found on the official website (here).