Takamine Artist Focus: Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember)

Takamine Artist Focus: Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember)

From country to folk to bluegrass to pop, Takamine has developed the reputation over its near 60-year history as being the performing songwriter’s guitar of choice. The ease of transition from writing room to studio to stage is one of the things that people count on from their Takamine guitars, and that is certainly the case with Jeremy McKinnon, the co-founder, primary songwriter, co-producer, and lead vocalist of Ocala, FL-based rock band A Day To Remember.

Founded in 2003, ADTR has been described as a fusion of metalcore and pop punk genres. Their latest album You’re Welcome was released in March 2021, and as their first new release in five years was met with high levels of anticipation. This has paid off; the album has sold 350,000 equivalent until worldwide, and their song “Everything We Need” promptly hit the #1 slot on rock radio in the USA.

How does acoustic guitar come into play in a band with a primarily pop/rock sound? Jeremy has long turned to his Takamine guitars for songwriting, as well as for the band’s occasional acoustic shows and acoustic songs during their bigger live concerts. However, with ADTR’s “Re-Entry” tour having kicked off in late September (see below for the current tour dates), Jeremy found that he needed an additional guitar to supplement the Takamine Pro Series P7NC he’s been using to have on hand for alternate tunings.

Jeremy McKinnon on a previous ADTR tour using his Takamine P7NC.

Jeremy’s choice for a new Takamine is another piece of evidence that he’s a musician with great taste. His newest acquisition is the Glenn Frey Signature Series EF360GF. As you’re probably aware, Glenn was a co-founder of the classic Southern California-based rock/country band Eagles. The EF360GF is a direct reproduction of Glenn's #1 Takamine - the guitar heard around the world by millions of fans on countless concert tours. It offers the classic tone of a spruce and rosewood dreadnought guitar, perfect for a song like ADTR’s “Everything We Need”.

Jeremy does a sound check for the ADTR show on October 4, 2021 in New York, using his new EF360GF. Top and bottom photos by James Hartley.

See below for the rest of ADTR’s “Re-Entry” tour dates, and get the latest updates and tickets from their official web site.

THU, OCT 7 - MICHIGAN LOTTERY AMPHITHEATRE (STERLING HEIGHTS, MI)
FRI, OCT 8 - THE RAVE / EAGLES CLUB (MILWAUKEE, WI)
SAT, OCT 9 - BYLINE BANK ARAGON BALLROOM (CHICAGO, IL)
MON, OCT 11 - THE ARMORY (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
WED, OCT 13 - MISSION BALLROOM (DENVER, CO)
THU, OCT 14 - THE GREAT SALTAIR (MAGNA, UT)
FRI, OCT 15 - GRAND SIERRA RESORT AND CASINO (RENO, NV)
SUN, OCT 17 - THE THEATER AT VIRGIN HOTELS LAS VEGAS (LAS VEGAS, NV)
MON, OCT 18 - VINA ROBLES AMPHITHEATRE (PASO ROBLES, CA)
WED, OCT 20 - HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM (LOS ANGELES, CA)
THU, OCT 21 - THE OBSERVATORY NORTH PARK (SAN DIEGO, CA)
FRI, OCT 22 - COMERICA THEATRE (PHOENIX, AZ)
SUN, OCT 24 - WHITEWATER AMPHITHEATER (NEW BRAUNFELS, TX)
TUE, OCT 26 - SOUTH SIDE BALLROOM (DALLAS, TX)
WED, OCT 27 - REVENTION MUSIC CENTER (HOUSTON, TX)
FRI, OCT 29 - THE CRITERION (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK)
SAT, OCT 30 - O'REILLY FAMILY EVENT CENTER (SPRINGFIELD, MO)
MON, NOV 1 - KNOXVILLE CIVIC AUDITORIUM AND COLISEUM (KNOXVILLE, TN)
TUE, NOV 2 - TOWNSHIP AUDITORIUM (COLUMBIA, SC)
WED, NOV 3 - COCA-COLA ROXY (ATLANTA, GA)
FRI, NOV 5 - HARD ROCK LIVE (HOLLYWOOD, FL)
SAT, NOV 6 - ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE (ST AUGUSTINE, FL)
THU, NOV 11 - WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 2021 (DAYTONA BEACH, FL)

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