Turn the clock 10 years back and drown in nostalgia at Mayday Parade Live in Manila: A Lesson in Romantics 10th Anniversary Tour. Relive the angst, sadness, and carefree sentiments of your teenage years on October 7 in the KIA Theatre, Cubao. Purchase your tickets at all Ticketnet outlets and online:
After the band’s June 2006 ‘Tales Told by Dead Friends’ EP sold 10,000 copies, Mayday Parade signed a deal with Fearless Records two months after. They recorded and released their debut album ‘A Lesson in Romantics’ in July 2007 as well as joining that year’s edition of Warped Tour. This album cycle lasted two years all in all; the band released ‘Jamie All Over’ and ‘When I Get Home, You’re So Dead’ as singles, then ‘Miserable at Best’ as a music video. The album remains to be their most commercially successful album.
A Decade Later
The band has remained active with their music, putting out an album every two years. Their most recent album ‘Black Lines’ received generally favorable reviews from critics, noting the band’s versatility and desire to experiment.
To celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary, the band released a new music video for ‘Black Cat’ last January. Additionally, a 10th anniversary edition of the album including demos was made available two months after. Album producer Kenneth Mount called out the band’s failure to give credit to ex-singer Jason Lancaster on the track-by-track commentary.
I’m slightly confused why mayday parades commentary for lesson in romantics never mentions Jason Lancaster at all, voice of 50% of the album