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The All-American Rejects’ Tyson Ritter On Wedding Show Challenge: “Guess I’m Playing A Wedding Now!”

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 12 July 2017 at 21.00

Remember earlier this week, The All-American Rejects challenged a fan to get 50,000 retweets to play a family wedding and then IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED?

Well, it turns out they're true to their word. Frontman Tyson Ritter has explained all...

“It’s funny. I didn’t actually reply to that tweet myself," Tyson tells Rock Sound.

"It was somebody who was part of my management team. I didn’t even know about the tweet in the first place, so I woke up the next day and saw that this kid had 60,000 retweets and my feed was absolutely blowing up. Honestly I was blown away by how it happened so quickly.

"Like, it was overnight. It’s on like 75,000 [retweets] or something now. It’s amazing. I like to think that people have grown up with our band, whether they like it or not.

"Even back when you were eating mac and cheese in TGI Fridays and getting in fights with your parents, we were there with you. It’s a beautiful feeling as well to think that now someone is getting married who was probably 12 when ‘Swing, Swing’ came out, and is wanting to share that good will with us.

"So yeah, guess I’m playing a wedding now!”

The band just released two new songs - 'Sweat' and 'Close Your Eyes'. You can watch the video for both songs below and catch the band on tour in the US with Dashboard Confessional this month.

Oh, and also at a wedding.

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