Mayday Parade Announce Their New Album 'Mayday Parade' Out On 5th March 2012

Mayday Parade Announce Their New Album 'Mayday Parade' Out On 5th March 2012

Mayday Parade is gearing up for the UK release of their third full-length album, the eponymous 'Mayday Parade,' on 5th March 2012 through Independent Label Group. On its release in the US the album debuted at #12 on Billboard's Top 200 (their highest debut ever) and at #5 on iTunes album chart, and also marked the band's highest sales to date. The band have also been confirmed to play this year's Slam Dunk festival 2012 and will also be embarking on a tour supporting You Me At Six. See below for details.

Co-produced by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, 'Mayday Parade' marks a return to their songwriting roots; the entire album was self-written in a collaborative effort by the five band mates. The 12-song collection transpired through careful introspection and it echoes the musicians' evolution over the two years since their second album, 'Anywhere But Here'. The band chose to pen each of the songs themselves, making the album perhaps their most personal to date, complete with relatable lyrics and their undeniable charm.

Mayday Parade first burst onto the scene with their 2007 debut 'A Lesson in Romantics', which received immense praise from critics and fans alike. AbsolutePunk claimed it was sure to become "one of your most played [albums] of the summer." It went on to sell more than 170,000 copies and reached the Top Ten on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Mayday Parade is vocalist/piano Derek Sanders, bassist Jeremy Lezno, guitarists Alex Garcia and Brooks Betts and drummer/vocalist Jake Bundrick.

'Mayday Parade' tracklisting:

1. Oh Well, Oh Well

2. No Heroes Allowed

3. When You See My Friends

4. You're Dead Wrong

5. Priceless

6. Stay

7. Call Me Hopeless, Not Romantic

8. A Shot Across the Bow

9. Everything's An Illusion

10. I'd Rather Make Mistakes Than Make Nothing At All

11. Without The Bitter The Sweet Isn't As Sweet

12. Happy Endings Are Stories That Haven't Ended Yet

MAYDAY PARADE tour dates are as follows:

MARCH 2012 (w/You Me At Six)

14.03.12 Belfast, Ulster Hall

15.03.12 Dublin, Olympia Theatre

17.03.12 Leicester, O2 Academy Leicester

18.03.12 Nottingham, Rock City

20.03.12 Bournemouth, O2 Academy Bournemouth

21.03.12 Yeovil,Westland Centre

23.03.12 Cardiff, The Great Hall

24.03.12 Liverpool, University

25.03.12 Newcastle, Academy

27.03.12 Glasgow, SECC Hall 3

28.03.12 Manchester, O2 Manchester Apollo

29.03.12 Manchester, O2 Manchester Apollo

31.03.12 Birmingham, Ballroom

APRIL 2012 (w/You Me At Six)

01.04. 12

Birmingham, Ballroom

02.04.12 London, O2 Academy Brixton

03.04.12 London, O2 Academy Brixton


26.05.12 Leeds University

27.05.12 Herts Uni, Hatfield