Mayday Parade Shares ‘A Lesson’ With Fans

The anniversary festivities will continue for Mayday Parade in 2017. Following November’s excursion in honor of the Tales Told My Dead Friends EP, the band has planned a headline tour to mark the 10th anniversary of its debut album, A Lesson In Romantics.

Since forming in 2005 in Tallahassee, Fla., Mayday Parade has put out five studio albums. The pop punk band burst onto the scene with 2006’s Tales Told My Dead Friends EP and 2007’s A Lesson In Romantics, which includes the singles “When I get Home, You’re So Dead” and “Jamie All Over.”

Although vocalist/guitarist Jason Lancaster left the band in 2007, the rest of the lineup has been with Mayday Parade since the very beginning: Brooks Bett (rhythm guitar), Jake Bundrick (drums, vocals), Alex Garcia (lead guitar), Jeremy Lenzo (bass, backing vocals), and Derek Sanders (vocals, piano).

Mayday Parade’s most recent album, Black Lines, was released in 2015.

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Vans Warped Tour, Comcast Theatre, Hartford, Conn.

Last month Mayday Parade treated fans to a video for “The Problem With The Big Picture Is That It’s Hard To See,” which is featured on the special anniversary edition of Tales Told My Dead Friends EP. The video includes never-before-seen footage, highlighting early memories from the band’s career.

“We are stoked to celebrate our 10th anniversary of our debut record, A Lesson in Romantics,” Betts says. “We want to reminisce on the memory with our fans. Especially with those who have been with us for so many years. In celebration, we are announcing our A Lesson in Romantics tour, we would like to invite you all to share in the experience with us. We will be launching a two and a half month long tour of US and Canada. Hope to see you there!”

The tour kicks off March 23 in New Orleans and wraps up in May in the band’s home state.

March 23 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues
March 24 – Houston, Texas, White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs
March 25 – Grand Prairie, Texas, Airhogs Stadium (So What?! Music Festival)
March 26 – San Antonio, Texas, Alamo City Music Hall
March 29 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
March 30 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Complex
March 31 – Las Vegas, Nev., Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel
April 01 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
April 02 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre
April 04 – San Diego, Calif., SOMass. San Diego
April 05 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Regent Theater
April 07 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues
April 08 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
April 09 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades
April 11 – Portland, Ore., Wonder Ballroom
April 12 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
April 13 – Vancouver, BC, The Vogue Theatre
April 15 – Edmonton, AB, Grant MacEwen College
April 16 – Edmonton, AB, Union Hall
April 18 – Winnipeg, MB, Garrick Centre
April 20 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
April 21 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave Eagles Club
April 22 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
April 23 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre
April 25 – Indianapolis, Ind., Deluxe
April 26 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
April 27 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
April 28 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
April 29 – Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Ballroom (Spring Fling)
April 30 – Pontiac, Mich., Crofoot Ballroom
May 02 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom
May 03 – Toronto, ON, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 05 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
May 06 – New Haven, Conn., College Street Music Hall
May 07 – Clifton Park, N.Y., Upstate Concert Hall
May 09 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall
May 12 – Sayreville, N.J., Starland Ballroom
May 13 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Fillmore Philadelphia
May 14 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
May 16 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa
May 17 – Raleigh, N.C., Lincoln Theatre
May 19 – Nashville, Tenn., Cannery Ballroom
May 20 – Atlanta, Ga., Heaven At The Masquerade
May 21 – Birmingham, Ala., Iron City
May 24 – Jacksonville, Fla., Maverick’s
May 25 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution Live
May 26 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues

VIP bundles are available now. Tickets go on sale to the general public Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. local time.

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