Takeover Tuesday Playlist: All Time Low Curates a Soundtrack Ahead Of Tour With Dashboard Confessional

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The co-headlining venture kicks off Aug. 3 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week Billboard taps chart-topping artists and taste-makers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible.

Summer tours are nothing new for All Time Low, who has essentially been on the road every June, July and August since the band's beginning in 2003. But the summer of 2018 may be one of the most exciting for the pop-punk band yet, as they're going on a joint venture with another alt-rock favorite, Dashboard Confessional.

So when we asked All Time Low's frontman Alex Gaskarth to put together a playlist ahead of the Summer Ever After Tour's Aug. 3 kickoff, naturally he chose the music that has been fueling the band's summer and is getting them fired up to hit the road with Dashboard and their special guest, Gnash.

"These are a collection tunes, some old and some new, that I've been listening to a lot this summer, ramping up and getting myself hyped for the Summer Ever After Tour," Gaskarth tells Billboard. "It's a mix of different feels and moods, but it's all been sound tracking my last few weeks as I've been warming up and getting back into the touring groove. They will no doubt be in heavy rotation in green rooms and parking lot after parties across America once we get going."

As Gaskarth mentions, his playlist -- which he appropriately titled "Songs of the Summer Ever After Tour" -- features tracks that just dropped this summer (The 1975's "Love It If We Made It," Twenty One Pilots' "Jumpsuit") as well as classic tunes perfect for warm weather (Sublime's "Santeria," The Clash's "Train In Vain"). He also shouts out newcomers like the hard-hitting ska group The Interrupters and indie-pop darling Billie Eilish, and, of course, a jam from each of his tourmates (Dashboard's "Belong" and Gnash's "Imagine If").

Gaskarth even throws in a little Kendrick Lamar with his SZA-assisted hit, "All the Stars." Needless to say, there's plenty of vibes on his playlist to get you amped for All Time Low's next tour -- and the rest of the summer. Check out the playlist and the Summer Ever After Tour dates (Legs One and Two) below.


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