Against the Current – Poughkeepsie Pop Punks
Launched to fame via YouTube, Poughkeepsie pop punk band Against the Current have since moved towards the mainstream with various high-profile festival sets and a debut album from one of the scene’s most iconic labels. See them in action by purchasing your Against the Current tickets on StubHub.
From YouTube to the Billboard charts
Against the Current, regularly abbreviated as ATC, formed in Poughkeepsie, New York in 2011. The original line-up of lead vocalist Chrissy Costanza, guitarists Daniel Gow and Jeremy Rompala, bassist Joe Simmons and drummer William Ferri soon began to make waves on YouTube with punk pop covers of various hits and collaborations with some other YouTubers including Sam Tsui and Alex Goot. After independently releasing their first two EPs "Infinity " and "Gravity " – both of which were later given the acoustic treatment – the group landed a deal with Fueled by Ramen and toured relentlessly across North America, Europe and Asia. They then headed into the studio with producers Andrew Goldstein (Linkin Park, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Grammy nominee Tommy English (Kacey Musgraves, 30 Seconds to Mars) to record their first full-length LP. Described as pop-rock perfection by Alternative Press, 2015’s "In Our Bones " charted on the Billboard 200 and UK Top 40, and was followed in 2018 by sophomore "Past Lives. " You can both buy and sell Against the Current tickets on StubHub.
A high-energy live experience
As well as hitting the road with their own headline shows, Against the Current have also supported the likes of Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte and State Champs, and appeared at major festivals such as Reading, Leeds, Download and the Vans Warped Tour. With so much live experience under their belt, the Poughkeepsie quartet know how to whip a crowd into a frenzy. Fans of their pop-punk sound should expect a high-energy show packed with anthemic riffs, sing-along melodies and impassioned vocals from a frontwoman who is fast becoming one of the scene’s most charismatic. Alongside singles such as "Running with the Wild Things, " "Legends Never Die " and "Strangers Again, " ATC also like to showcase the strength of their songwriting with acoustic reworkings. They also often throw a nod to their YouTube beginnings, too, by performing the odd cover version, with My Chemical Romance’s "Teenagers " being a particular favourite. Experience one of the punk pop genre’s most compelling live bands by booking your Against the Current tickets on StubHub.