Meet Me @ The Altar | Texas Review | Ralph Arvesen
Meet Me @ The Altar performing during the Summer Tour 2024 at the Moody Amphitheater Waterloo Park in Austin, Texas on June 23, 2024, with Edith Victoria, Téa Campbell, and Ada Juarez. (Photo: Ralph Arvesen)

Meet Me @ The Altar, the leaders of the pop-punk renaissance, are fresh, fun, and ready to shake up the punk rock world.

The band released their first EP, "Red Walls," in 2015, followed by "Changing States" in 2018 and "Bigger Than Me" in 2019. Their hit single "Garden" was released in 2020 and re-released in 2021 under their new label, Fueled By Ramen, along with "Hit Like a Girl," which Loudwire named one of the Best Rock Songs of 2021. Their first EP for Fueled By Ramen, "Model Citizen," came out in August 2021 and received critical acclaim, scoring 85 out of 100 on Metacritic.

The band gained notoriety in 2020 when Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) and Dan Campbell (The Wonder Years) endorsed their single "Garden" on Twitter. This caught the attention of A&R executive Johnny Minardi, leading to a contract with Fueled By Ramen, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. Meet Me @ The Altar is the first all-female Black and Latinx band signed to the label.

Guitarist Téa Campbell shared in a YouTube video about the making of "Model Citizen" that the band writes most songs to a BPM that makes it easy to jump to during live shows. They aim to make their live shows fun, inclusive, and feel like one big party.
Fan reviews:

One of the best shows I have ever been to! These girls know how to put on a show. Their energy, the vocals, and amazing instrumentals, the recipe to a truly great show. I've had the absolute pleasure of seeing them live 9 times so far and they never disappoint. I cannot get enough, love them!

Best time I had in a long time! This concert was so fun! I used to love going to concerts when I was in high school, but it’s been a couple years since I’ve been to a concert and I was missing it! Let me tell you that Meet Me @ The Altar and the rest of the musicians on the tour were incredible, especially the way they kept the energy high the whole time! I would love to see them again.

Beautiful venue, the crowd was very interactive and kind to each other, and full of energy from the moment I walked in. Most importantly, mm@ta band rocked!

A great performance! It was me and my friend first time listening to their music. Despite not knowing any of their song they were a blast.

Awesome energy! The energy the performers had was so infectious. Even the acts I wasn't familiar with had me jumping up and down.
Setlist for the show at the Moody Amphitheater Waterloo Park
  • Say It (to My Face)
  • Now or Never
  • Beyond My Control
  • Try
  • Same Language
  • T.M.I
  • Kool

Meet Me @ The Altar shared the stage with Mother Mother and Cavetown at the Moody Amphitheater Waterloo Park. They continue across the United States with the last stop at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, Illinois on July 13, 2024.

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