The Agency’s Group Dave Shapiro said ADTR’s success is well-earned.
“I’ve been working with ADTR for a number of years now and I can honestly say they are not only one of the best bands around, but they are also some of the hardest-working, most humble guys I’ve worked with,” Shapiro told Pollstar. “It seems their strong work ethic and patient yet ambitious attitude has really paid off.”
The band’s nearly non-stop touring performing its blend of hardcore and punk pop built a loyal fan base and caught the attention of co-managers John Youngman and Mark Mercado of Fly South Music Group.
“We were drawn in by all the classic elements that managers hope a band will have – great songs, amazing live performances and an extremely passionate fan base,” Youngman told Pollstar.
Lead singer Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Neil Westfall and Kevin Skaff, bassist Joshua Woodard and drummer Alex Shelnutt are scheduled to perform at the Epicenter Festival in Fontana, Calif., Sept. 26 and the No Sleep Til Festival tour in Australia Dec. 15-19.
Victory Records reports that ADTR’s latest, 2009’s Homesick, debuted at No. 21 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Top 200 Albums Chart.