Written by Shannon Shumaker
2016 was one hell of a year of 10-year anniversary tours for the Myspace-era emo kid in all of us. With extensive anniversary tours from bands like Underoath, Hawthorne Heights, Boys Like Girls, Cute Is What We Aim For and countless others, we’ve all relived our glory days in one way or another this year (sans embarrassing haircuts, I’m sure) which begs the question - what does 2017 hold? Will there be any 10-year anniversary tours worth breaking out your skinny jeans and old school Underoath shirt for? (You know which one I’m talking about.)
Earlier this month, Circa Survive announced a 10-year anniversary tour for their fan-favorite album, On Letting Go and just last week, August Burns Red announced tour dates for Messengers, so it’s safe to say that 2017 is already shaping up to be a great year for nostalgia-filled shows. And if that isn’t enough for you to start breaking out those beat up converse or your mom’s old hair straightener that you probably still have, then we’ve put together a list of albums (in no particular order) that are turning 10 in 2017 to get you even more excited.
Fall Out Boy - Infinity On High
It’s no From Under The Cork Tree or Take This To Your Grave for the older Fall Out Boy fans, but Infinity On High is just as strong as the band’s earlier work. This album saw Fall Out Boy bending the pop-punk/emo genre quite a bit by experimenting with soul and R&B and even using new instruments such as horns, violin and piano, which weren’t used on previous releases. That, and “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arm’s Race” is still fun as hell to sing along with.
Paramore - Riot!
Riot! was easily the the launching point of Paramore’s success. For those who hadn’t caught on to their potential with the release of their debut full-length, All We Know Is Falling in 2005, just one listen of “Misery Business” did the trick. Seemingly overnight, everyone was dying their hair frontwoman Hayley Williams’ signature orange color, and eventually the album reached number 15 on the Billboard 200. Although Williams has been fairly vocal about the fact that she doesn’t relate to the lyrics of the album’s hit single all these years later, the band still perform the song live, and we’re holding out for a 10-year tour.
Four Year Strong - Rise Or Die Trying
Kings of pop-punk, Four Year Strong have been around the block a few times and celebrated the release of their fifth full-length self-titled album in 2015, but things really began to kick off for the band after their second album, and 2007 release, Rise Or Die Trying. Although keyboard is a huge element to the album and the band parted ways with keyboard player Josh Lyford back in 2011, they still play fan-favorite songs, “Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die” and “Bada Bing! Wit’ A Pipe!” live, so hopefully that means they’d be up for playing the album in full, as well.
Bayside - The Walking Wounded
The Walking Wounded was Bayside’s third full-length album and further cemented their place in the scene. Not only is it the first album with Chris Guglielmo on drums, but it was also the band’s first full-length after the loss of former drummer, John "Beatz" Holohan. Ten years later, Bayside are still going strong, having just released their seventh full-length, Vacancy.
The Spill Canvas - No Really, I’m Fine
Watching The Spill Canvas perform songs like “All Over You” and “Lullaby” from their 2007 release, No Really, I’m Fine to packed rooms earlier this year was enough in itself to make us hope for a 10-year tour. Not only is the band back and better than ever, but their fans are still just as devoted as they were 10 years ago.
Envy On The Coast - Lucy Gray
Envy On The Coast’s debut album, Lucy Gray was a strong pushing off point for the band. Although Envy On The Coast disbanded in 2010, they played a few comeback “reincarnation” shows on the east coast earlier this year and have been releasing their discography on vinyl recently, so a Lucy Gray tour is completely possible. We have our fingers crossed.
Dance Gavin Dance - Downtown Battle Mountain
Downtown Battle Mountain was Dance Gavin Dance’s debut full-length, and it established a sound that still sees the band packing venues ten years later, as they celebrate the release of their seventh album, Mothership. Although Jonny Craig is no longer in the band, a 10 year tour for Downtown Battle Mountain isn’t completely out of the question, especially since the band recently toured with Craig's other project, Slaves in 2015 to celebrate their 10 years together. Whether the band tours with Jonny Craig or current clean vocalist Tilian Pearson, it would be one hell of a show.
Between The Buried And Me - Colors
Although Between The Buried And Me’s fifth full-length, Colors is separated into eight tracks, it plays like one continuous song, making it one album that deserves to be played in full live. When the band first released the album 10 years ago, they toured it in full, and at the Denver date, they performed for over an hour with only one break to allow vocalist Tommy Rogers to have a quick drink of water. Needless to say, it’s something that everyone, even those who weren’t able to see the band live in 2007, should be able to experience.
The Devil Wears Prada - Plagues
Plagues is the second full-length album from The Devil Wears Prada and featured fan-favorite songs, “Reptar, King of the Ozone,” “HTML Rulez D00d” and “Hey John, What’s Your Name Again?” among many others. Considering the fact that the band embarked on a 5-year anniversary tour for their Zombie EP in 2015, a 10-year tour for Plagues doesn’t seem too far fetched.
Every Time I Die - The Big Dirty
If you’re ever seen a room erupt when Every Time I Die plays “No Son Of Mine” or “We’rewolf,” then you’ll understand why they need to celebrate The Big Dirty with a tour next year. Nearly twenty years after their formation, ETID still goes harder than most bands every single night - when they were in Denver earlier this month, guitarist Jordan Buckley snapped the neck of his guitar mid-set and it was insane. We would kill to see the band play some tiny rooms for these shows, you know, given the venue doesn’t burn down.
Enter Shikari - Take To The Skies
Enter Shikari have and always will be pioneers of their scene, and their debut album, Take To The Skies is proof of that. Including massively popular songs such as “Sorry You’re Not A Winner,” and “Mothership,” which is still absolutely mind-blowing live, Take To The Skies is nearly an hour’s worth of relentless energy and smart songwriting that was well before its time. Although Enter Shikari still play some of these songs live, it would be insane to see this album performed in full, especially considering how much energy these guys have on stage.
Pierce The Veil - A Flair For The Dramatic
Pierce The Veil have come a long way from opening up for Scary Kids Scaring Kids and Boys Night Out in tiny clubs after the 2007 release of their debut full-length album, A Flair For The Dramatic. Now, the band is currently selling out massive theatres and arenas in support of their fourth full-length, Misadventures, but I can still vividly remember the first time I heard “Yeah Boy and Doll Face” live, and I’m sure many others like me would kill to see the band perform their first album in full again. Hell, maybe they could even pull a Taking Back Sunday and play these shows in tiny venues again - that would be something!
All Time Low - So Wrong, It’s Right
All Time Low fans have been pulling for a So Wrong, It’s Right tour since they found out that it would be turning 10 soon, and with good reason. Anyone who went to Warped Tour in 2007 probably still knows the words to “Dear Maria, Count Me In” by heart and to this day, whenever the band plays “Remembering Sunday” live, cell phones and lighters go up in the air and it turns into one big sing-along. So Wrong, It’s Right is simply a monumental album for All Time Low - it would be a shame if we didn’t get to hear it in full again.
Mayday Parade - A Lesson In Romantics
Going hand in hand with So Wrong, It’s Right, Mayday Parade’s A Lesson In Romantics was the soundtrack to any pop-punk or emo kid’s summer in 2007. Not only did A Lesson In Romantics include fan-favorite songs, “Jamie All Over,” “When I Get Home You’re So Dead” and “Miserable At Best,” but it was also Mayday Parade’s debut studio album, promising quite a future for these guys. The band also played Warped Tour in ‘07 in support of the album. Basically, 2007 was the best Warped Tour ever. Maybe Mayday Parade and All Time Low should just team up for a 10-year tour in 2017!
3OH!3 - 3OH!3
How could we forget our hometown heroes? If you were even remotely involved in the Denver music scene in 2007, then you probably remember seeing 3OH!3 live for the first time. Any time you hear “Holler Till You Pass Out” or “Chokechain,” you can’t help but sing along, whether you like it or not. While WANT is definitely a fan-favorite with hit single, “DONTTRUSTME,” 3OH!3’s debut album is what launched their career locally and keeps fans coming back to pack the venue every time they play a hometown show. If you were at the Denver stop of the Vans Warped Tour this year, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Even if it’s not a tour, we’d just kill to see 3OH!3 celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album in Colorado.