All Time Low is set to hit the stage again and Alex Gaskarth could not be more excited to get in front of fans again.
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“This is the first actual show that we’re playing in front of live human beings in over a year at this point. It’s so, so exciting for us,” he said in an interview with Audacy’s Stryker & Klein.
While musicians are certainly itching to get back on stage, Gaskarth and his All Time Low bandmates are set to do so for a good cause. The band is headlining and will play a special acoustic set at the Sound Mind Mental Health Music Festival.
The festival will take place on May 20, 2021 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA and aims to raise awareness for mental health.
“Mental health awareness is so important in general, but especially now,” Gaskarth said. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the need for mental health support as Gaskarth said “I think it’s important now more than ever to reach out and check in with one another and make sure we’re all doing ok after a very trying time.”
“We’re excited to be a part of something that’s bringing awareness to a very important cause right now,” he added.
Being able to get up in front of a crowd again promises to be an emotional experience for Gaskarth.
“I don’t know if I’m going to be able to keep it together when I get on a stage and play a song,” he said. “I feel like I’m honestly going to cry. I’m just so ready for it and so excited to get in front of people.”
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Audacy's I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255.