The All-American Rejects returned to their southern roots last Friday as the band performed at The Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina in support of new album, Kids in the Street. While the band, fronted by Tyson Ritter, may have originated from Stillwater, Oklahoma over a decade ago, there’s nothing small town about these guys.
A packed house at The Fillmore launched into an immediate sing-a-long as AAR opened the show with pop mega-hit “Dirty Little Secret” before giving way to lead single off the current album, “Beekeeper’s Daughter.” Throughout the night, an energetic (and slightly vulgar) Ritter danced, posed, and bounced his way across the stage as he played to the crowd like a true frontman should. He even went so far as to call out the crowd, several times, for lacking in energy before he gave way to guitarist Mike Kennerty. Kennerty prompted whipped the audience into a frenzy after he climbed into the front row and gave them a proper verbal lashing.