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Teddy Swims Makes Surprise Appearance At When We Were Young

Teddy Swims 2023
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When We Were Young Fest is in full-throttle mode, and it has been nothing short of spectacular, exceeding all expectations from the very beginning. In a jaw-dropping moment that took fans by complete surprise, Teddy Swims, who recently launched his debut full-length album, I’ve Tried Everything But Therapy (Part 1), took the stage with All Time Low for a stunning collaborative performance of their single, “New Religion.” This unexpected fusion of talent comes after Swims collaborated with the pop-punkers as a guest vocalist on the track that appeared on ATL’s latest album, Tell Me I’m Alive. This surprise performance also marks the first time the two artists have had the opportunity to perform the track together.

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After the dust storms canceled Day 1 of When We Were Young Fest last year, Swims happened to be performing a sold-out show in Las Vegas on that same evening that idobi Radio’s Fish was lucky enough to attend. In an exclusive interview with Fish on Gone Fishkin, he inquired Swims on whether planning the tour to fall in Vegas during When We Were Young Fest was intentional. “You know we booked that tour [in 2022] around [When We Were Young],” Swims laughs. “I was literally like, ‘I am going to When We Were Young, and if we can make sure that when we book this tour, we route around me going to When We Were Young.’ And so, we kind of booked that tour for me to be there that weekend.” 

“My favorite band ever is Acceptance,” he continues. “Jason Vena is my hero…and I got to meet him at When We Were Young and finally chat with him…Jason is the greatest vocalist.”

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After meeting one of his biggest heroes last year on the festival grounds, it seems only fitting that Swims would make a triumphant return to this year’s festival, only this time, as a surprise performer. A coincidence that he once again scheduled his 2023 tour to align with a Las Vegas stop on the very night of Day 1 at the 2023 When We Were Young festival? We think not!

For fans who weren’t able to catch the collaborative performance live at the festival, idobi Radio has got you covered. You can check out the new single in the video below. 

Swims is currently on an extensive tour across the States, supporting his debut album. If you’re in Vegas tonight before heading to Day 2 of When We Were Young Fest, be sure to catch his headline performance at Fremont Street Experience. You can check out his full touring schedule below and grab tickets to see him live here.

Teddy Swims Tour Dates:

  • Oct. 21—Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Street Experience
  • Oct. 22—Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
  • Oct. 24—Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
  • Oct. 25—Vancouver, Canada @ The Orpheum
  • Oct. 26—Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
  • Oct. 28—Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
  • Oct. 29—Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
  • Oct. 31—Omaha, NE @ The Admiral Theater
  • Nov. 1—Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
  • Nov. 3—Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room At Old National Centre
  • Nov. 4—Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s 
  • Nov. 5—Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater & Ballroom
  • Nov. 7—Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
  • Nov. 8—Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
  • Nov. 10—Toronto, Canada @ History
  • Nov. 11—Montreal, Canada @ Theatre Beanfield
  • Nov. 12—Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
  • Nov. 14—New York, NY @ Terminal 5
  • Nov. 15—Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
  • Nov. 16—Washington, DC @ The Anthem
  • Nov. 18—Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
  • Nov. 19—Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
  • Nov. 21—Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
  • Nov. 22—Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
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