Oh Well, Oh Well you thought they’re not coming back? You’re Dead Wrong!
Save Your Heart (Anywhere But Here) because Mayday Parade is returning to the Philippines for a two-day concert in Cebu on May 3 at the Sky Hall Seaside and in Manila at the New Frontier Theater on May 5 for their Welcome to Sunnyland Tour this 2019!
PULP Live World announced the return of the Bazooka Rocks alums on Monday night and the fans can’t believe it. Mayday Parade made their Manila debut in 2011 and have since frequented Philippine shores, performing at Circuit Fest with Yellowcard, We Are The In Crowd, and This Century at the first installment of Bazooka Rocks with The Pretty Reckless and The Maine, ahead of their solo shows in the country.
There’s a reason Mayday Parade has always been among the Philippines’ crowd favorites –it’s rare for a band to make a connection with their fans, no matter where in they’re from, that’s strong and genuine enough to last more than a decade. It’s an even rare sight when you see that connection grow ever stronger through the years, with every show and with every album release.
A little background for the fans who (maybe) don’t remember the roots of their favorite band
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This American rock band who hails from Tallahasse, Florida has been active since the winter 2005, following the merger of two local Tallahasse bands, Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment. Kid Named Chicago featured vocalist/guitarist Jason Lancaster, guitarist Alex Garcia, and drummer Jake Bundrick while Defining Moment featured vocalist Derek Sanders, guitarist Brook Betts, and bassist Jeremy Lenzo. Both bands previously practiced in the same building, before it occured to Lenzo that it “made more sense if we put them together instead of playing separately.”
While still arguing over a name, the band went into the studio to record their first EP, Tales Told by Dead Friends and they decided on the band name Mayday Parade during the week they spent recording in the studio.
Remember when Jason Lancaster departed?
In January 2007, the band started to record their debut studio album, A Lesson in Romantics. In April, shortly after the album was completed, lead singer Jason Lancaster left the band citing a lack of writing credit on the band’s releases.
Fast forward to years from the fruits of their labor, Mayday Parade announced that they had signed to Rise Records in April 2018 and began teasing the release of their sixth studio album. The full album, Sunnyland released on June 15, 2018.
What’s Sunnyland all about?
After which the album was named, Sunnyland was an old, abandoned psychiatric hospital that somehow provided the backdrop to experiences from their youth that inspired songs on the album. The hospital has long been demolished, but Mayday Parade is able to take us back to those certain point in with songs like “Never Sure,” “It’s Hard to Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated by Bolts of Lightning,” and “Piece Of Your Heart”—new anthems to take to heart from a band that fans have literally grown up with these past years.
This 2019, Mayday Parade is sure to see even more of the Filipino fans on the Welcome to Sunnyland Tour and it’s no secret how much the band appreciates their pinoy fans, and it’s no surprise that this time around, they’ve decided to reach more of their fans in the country.
Are y’all excited?
Tickets to Mayday Parade’s Welcome to Sunnyland Philippine Tour will go on sale in February 1, 2019, 10AM.
Ticket prices for the Cebu show are as follows:
PULP Royalty: Php 6,000 (this includes VIP A Ticket, Priority Entrance and Meet and Greet with the band)
VIP A: Php 3,500
VIP B: Php 2,500
General Admission: Php 1,500
For the Cebu show, tickets will be available through SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online via smtickets.com
Ticket prices for the Manila show are as follows:
PULP Royalty: Php 6,000 (this includes Exclusive Royalty Pit and Meet and Greet with the band)
VIP Orchestra A: Php 3,500
VIP Orchestra B: Php 2,500
Loge: Php 2,000
Balcony: Php 1,500
For the Manila show, tickets will be available through Ticketnet outlets and online via ticketnet.com.ph.
*Ticketing charges apply. For the PULP Royalty package, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 727-4957 for assistance.