Words by Eleanor Sutcliffe
On Saturday the 23rd of September, pop punk stalwarts Mayday Parade will be playing the O2 Institute as part of their A Lesson in Romantics 10th Anniversary Tour – with support from With Confidence + All Get Out.
Released in July 2007, as Mayday Parade‘s debut studio album, A Lesson in Romantics has become somewhat of a cult classic throughout the years. Reaching No 8 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart, and No 42 on Rock Sound’s ‘51 Most Pop Punk Albums of All Time’, Mayday Parade sold over 200,000 copies of A Lesson in Romantics – earning themselves a place on the 2007 edition of the Vans Warped Tour. Tracks such as ‘Black Cat’, ‘Jamie All Over’ and ‘When I Get Home, You’re So Dead’ have become iconic singles for the band’s fanbase.
Since their debut Mayday Parade have released a further four albums, including Monsters in the Closet (2013) and Black Lines (2015) – both of which received positive reviews from critics. However, A Lesson in Romantics still remains the band’s reigning album, and a celebratory tour a decade later will come as little surprise to many fans.
Mayday Parade are kicking off their A Lesson in Romantics 10th Anniversary Tourr in Nottingham, followed by numerous dates across the UK including Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and London before heading out into Europe for the remaining dates.
Support at the O2 Institute comes from With Confidence, an Australian pop punk band who made waves in the UK following their Better Weather tour and appearance at Slam Dunk Festival, alongside All Get Out – fronted by singer songwriter, Nathan Hussey.
‘Jamie All Over’ – Mayday Parade
For more on Mayday Parade, visit www.maydayparade.com
For more from All Get Out, visit www.allgetoutmusic.com
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