Tonight Alive at The Bamboozle Festival 2011.
|Origin||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Genres||Pop punk, alternative rock|
Sony Australia (2011–present)
|Associated acts||Rufio, Blink-182, Mark Hoppus, Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil|
|Past members||Mitchell Stanger|
Tonight Alive are an Australian five-piece pop punk band from Sydney, formed in 2008. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Jenna McDougall, lead guitarist Whakaio Taahi, rhythm guitarist Jake Hardy, bassist Cam Adler and drummer Matt Best.
After self-releasing the EPs, All Shapes and Disguises and Consider This in 2010, Tonight Alive signed to Fearless Records in November 2011 and released their debut album What Are You So Scared Of? on 14 October 2011. The record was officially released in the UK and US on October 2012, a year after its initial release in Australia. Their second and most recent studio album, The Other Side, was recorded in Australia and released 6 September 2013.
Formation, All Shapes And Disguises and Consider This EP (2008-2010)
Guitarist Jake Hardy and bassist Cameron Adler, who already had an existing rock project, joined with sixteen year-old Jenna McDougall to form the first version of Tonight Alive. Shortly thereafter Whakaio Taahi joined on lead guitar they were joined by now member Matt Best, high school friend of Whakaio. The band's initial year was spent playing local shows at youth centres around the Sydney area, and slowly the band accumulated a large following.
In 2009 the band entered the studio to record their debut self-funded EP All Shapes And Disguises with producer Greg Stace and producer Dave Petrovic, which was released in June 2010, with their music video and debut single 'Wasting Away' being released that same month.
In November 2010, the band released a three track EP Consider This, before heading on a national tour with Australian band Sienna Skies.
What Are You So Scared Of? (2011-2012)
"For him to contact us, and say he was interested, was a big deal," says Jenna. "We couldn't believe he'd put himself out like that. He's amazing. Mark created the albums we all grew up listening to - the albums that launched the careers of all these great bands."
The band also played their Tonight Alive 2011 Australian Tour with supporting bands such as Skyway and For This Cause.
The track 'To Die For', originally from the band's first EP All Shapes & Disguises and 'Thank You And Goodnight', originally from the band's second EP Consider This, was re-recorded on this record. 'Thank You & Goodnight' features guest vocals from Blink 182's Mark Hoppus.
The first single 'Starlight' was released 1 July and played across the nation on local radio stations. The music video for the track was released three days later on 4 July. The second single, 'Let It Land' was released along with a music video for the track on 19 September.
Jenna McDougall was part of Good Charlotte's song "Like It's Her Birthday."  McDougall was also featured in Simple Plan's song "Jet Lag" during the Australian leg of Simple Plan's most recent tour. She was also featured on the Divided by Friday song "Face to Face".
What Are You So Scared Of? was released under Sony Records Australia on 14 October 2011, however at the beginning of November 2011, Tonight Alive also signed to Fearless Records, and re-released the Consider This EP on 8 November and their debut record What Are You So Scared Of? 4 months later in the US.
The band released their Consider This EP in the UK through Banquet Records on 2 April 2012.
The band was set to play on the Lucky Street Tour with Go Radio and This Providence and SXSW until they had to pull out due to medical issues. "We're very sorry to announce that we are having to cancel our upcoming tour with Go Radio and SXSW appearances due to serious medical issues"  They headed to Japan for the shows with Young Guns and also they had a first headline show at Shibuya-AX. Tonight Alive will be playing the entire Warped Tour 2012.
During their time on The Vans Warped Tour 2012, the band began video production of Listening, their third single release from What Are You So Scared Of? Despite the fact that Breaking and Entering had previously been released as a digital download and music video, according to McDougall, Listening will technically be the third single since WAYSSO?'s official release. Listening was used to document the bands final few days on the Summer long tour, in a montage music video, which is available to view on YouTube. On 12 October 2012 Tonight Alive released the music video for "Listening".
The Other Side (2013-present)
Tonight Alive released a stand-alone single called "Breakdown" on 12 March 2013 which featured Good Charlotte's Benji Madden. The band recorded their next album, The Other Side, in Coffs Harbour, Australia, which was released on 6 September 2013 through Sony and Fearless Records. The first single is "The Ocean", which premiered on Radio 1 in the UK on 11 July to coincide with the announcement of the album. "The Ocean" was later released to iTunes on 22 July. A teaser for the band's next single, "Lonely Girl" was released 24 July. The single was fully released later that night. An accompanying music video was premiered on 15 August. The track "Come Home" was released as a single in late September, along with the music video on the band's Vevo channel. 
Tonight Alive toured the US as part of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. They played a few dates in Australia before coming back again in support of the new album, along with two Rolling Stone Live Lounge acoustic shows. They are also on the lineup for Warped Tour Australia in November 2013.
They then went on the Other Side tour to promote their new album in both Australia, and later the U.S. They toured with The Downtown Fiction, For the Foxes, and Echosmith during their U.S touring dates. The tour ended on 23 November.
The band announced in mid-December that they would be supporting All Time Low on their A Love like War: UK Tour. It was announced in late January 2014 that the band would be supporting Taking Back Sunday and The Used on their co-headlining North American tour. The tour kicks off in March 2014.
Tonight Alive are known to draw their influences from bands such as Rufio and Thrice. Jenna McDougall has stated that a vocal influences include Fall Out Boy and Australian pop singer-songwriter, Missy Higgins; her favourite song writers include Jesse Lacey of Brand New, Andrew McMahon of Something Corporate & Jack's Mannequin, Ed Sheeran and Danny O'Donoghue of The Script.
- Current members
- Jenna McDougall – lead vocals (2008–present)
- Whakaio Taahi – lead guitar, backing vocals (2008–present)
- Jake Hardy – rhythm guitar (2008–present)
- Cam Adler – bass, backing vocals (2008–present)
- Matt Best – drums (2008–present)
- Wasting Away - November 2009
- Starlight - 2012
- Let it Land - 2012
- Breaking and Entering - 2012
- Listening - July 2012
- Breakdown - March 2013
- The Ocean - July 2013
- Lonely Girl - August 2013
- Come Home - September 2013
|AUS||US Heatseekers||US Rock||US Indie|
|2011||What Are You So Scared Of?||15||7||48||32|
|2013||The Other Side||5||-||15||8|
|2010||All Shapes And Disguises
|2011||Let It Land
|Tour name||Participating bands||Continent/Country||Participating from - to|
|Don't Trust Me Tour||3OH!3,Tonight Alive||Australia||13 Oct - 18 Oct 2009|
|The Lying Tour||Amy Meredith, Tonight Alive||Australia||24 Apr - 15 May 2010|
|Lostprophets Australian Tour||Lostprophets, The Blackout, Tonight Alive||Australia||27–30 May 2010|
|The Streets Of Gold Tour||3OH!3, Tonight Alive, For Our Hero||Australia||12 Aug - 15 Aug 2010|
|Hits, Tits and Pits Tour||The Wonder Years, Heroes For Hire, Tonight Alive, Skyway||Australia||9 Sept - 18 Sept 2010|
|Consider This||Tonight Alive, Sienna Skies||Australia||19 Nov - 28 Nov 2010|
|The Reclamation Tour||The Getaway Plan, Tonight Alive, Secrets In Scale||Australia||9 Feb - 19 Feb 2011|
|Spring Break Your Heart Tour||Forever The Sickest Kids, Breathe Carolina, This Century, We Are The In Crowd, Before Their Eyes, Tonight Alive||North America||30 March – 26 April 2011|
|Bamboozle 2011||Short Lived Affair, Tonight Alive, Man Overboard, Valencia, I Am the Avalanche||North America||29 April - 1 May 2011|
|The Higher Education Tour||Amy Meredith, Tonight Alive||Australia||11 May - 10 June 2011|
|Tonight Alive 2011 Australian Tour||Tonight Alive, Skyway||Australia||1–16 July 2011|
|An Evening With Anberlin||Anberlin, Tonight Alive||Australia||26 August – 2 September 2011|
|Get Your Heart On! Tour||Simple Plan, Tonight Alive, New Empire||Australia||30 September - 5 October 2011|
|What Are You So Scared Of? Tour||Tonight Alive, Rufio||Australia||14–23 October 2011|
|Indent 2011 Tour||BIG STAGE w/ I, Soar Eagles, Evacuate The Fallen, Gerkin, Everything Red||Australia||28 October – 6 November 2011|
|The Fearless Friends 2011 Tour||blessthefall, The Word Alive, Motionless In White, Tonight Alive, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!||North America||9 November – 16 December 2011|
|Never Shout Never 2012 UK Tour||Nevershoutnever, Tonight Alive||Europe||16–27 January 2012|
|Bare Bones Club Tour||Young Guns (band), Tonight Alive, Polar||Europe||2–15 February 2012|
|Soundwave 2012||3 ANNEX w/ Conditions, The Summer Set, Framing Hanley, Dashboard Confessional, Relient K, The Ready Set, Heroes For Hire||Australia||25 February – 5 March 2012|
|No Place Like Home Tour||Tonight Alive, Young Guns (band), Totally Unicorn||Australia||17 May - 2 June 2012|
|Warped Tour 2012||KEVIN SAYS STAGE with: After The Burial, Captain Capa, Impending Doom, Living With Lions, Lost In Society, Make Do And Mend, Sick of Sarah, Ten Second Epic, Twin Atlantic, We Are The Ocean||North America||16 June – 5 August 2012|
|European Headline Tour||Tonight Alive, LostAlone, Blitz Kids||Europe||26 September - 9 October 2012|
|Collide With The Sky Tour 2012||Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Tonight Alive, Hands Like Houses (replaced by I Am King at Canadian dates)||North America||12 October – 23 November 2012|
|Kerrang! Tour 2013||Black Veil Brides, Chiodos, Tonight Alive. Fearless Vampire Killers (band)||United Kingdom||3–15 February 2013|
|The Suppy Nation Tour 2013||The Story So Far, Man Overboard, Tonight Alive, Citizen||North America||14 March - 13 April 2013|
|Tonight Alive 2013||Tonight Alive, A Sleepless Melody, Because They Can||Australia||16–19 May 2013|
|Slam Dunk Festival 2013||MAIN STAGE with: The Summer Set, Tonight Alive, Mallory Knox, We Are The Ocean, Sleeping With Sirens, Kids In Glass Houses, Deaf Havana, All Time Low||England||25–27 May 2013|
|Warped Tour 2013||#DOMO STAGE with: Action Item, Anarbor, Big D and the Kids Table, The Early November, Goldfinger, Goldhouse, Hands Like Houses, RDGLDGRN, Stick to Your Guns||North America||15 June - 4 August 2013|
|Bazooka Rocks II Music Festival 2013||All Time Low, Tonight Alive, A Rocket To The Moon, RadioDriveBy, Anberlin, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, We Came As Romans, Uchuu Sentai Noiz||Philippines||25 August 2013|
|The Other Side - Australian Tour||Tonight Alive, Hands Like Houses, D at Sea||Australia||5 September - 15 September 2013|
|The Other Side - UK Tour||Tonight Alive, Set It Off, Decade||United Kingdom||29 September - 12 October 2013|
|You Me At Six Fall US Tour||You Me At Six, Conditions, Tonight Alive, Dinosaur Pile-Up||North America||13 October - 20 November 2013|
|The Other Side - USA Tour||Tonight Alive, The Downtown Fiction, For the Foxes, Echosmith||North America||23 October - 23 November 2013|
|Warped Tour 2013||Tonight Alive, The Offspring, Simple Plan, Millencollin||Australia||29 November - 8 December 2013|
|A Love like War: UK Tour||Tonight Alive, All Time Low]||United Kingdom||8 March - 11, 13 March - 15 March, and March 21 2014|
|Taking Back Sunday & The Used co-headling tour||Tonight Alive, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, sleepwave||North American||18 March - 27 April 2014|
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