The All-American Rejects are an alternative rock band from Oklahoma known for hits such as “Move Along” and “Dirty Little Secret.”
The band was born when vocalist and bassist Tyson Ritter joined forces with guitarist Nick Wheeler in their hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma and began performing while still in high school. Their first single, “Swing, Swing,” released through Dreamworks, became a hit and caught the attention of Interscope Records, who signed the band shortly afterward.
The Rejects’ first album released through Interscope came out in 2005. Move Along was written and performed alongside new members Mike Kennerty and Chris Gaylor, and was a platinum success, aided by the singles “Dirty Little Secret,” “Move Along,” and “It Ends Tonight.” The band immediately began work on their next album, When the World Comes Down, forfeiting their upcoming Warped Tour shows to focus on its production. That album was another smash hit, thanks in part to the resentful anthem “Gives You Hell.” The band’s tour following that album was unfortunately cut short after lead singer Ritter’s knee surgery put him in a wheelchair.
Kids on the Street, the All-American Rejects’ fourth album, was released in 2012, and reached the Billboard 200’s Top 20 List. The following year saw the band put out a remix EP and a solo single by Ritter. In 2014, they recorded “There’s a Place” for the 2015 film Miss You Already, and then took a hiatus until 2017’s single “Sweat b/w Close Your Eyes.” In 2019, the Rejects put out Send Her to Heaven, a three song EP which enjoyed some success. The band regularly performs sold-out shows, and can be booked for private parties and corporate entertainment events.