Prolific Florida pop punks Mayday Parade are set to unleash their third album in as many years next month with a full UK tour to follow.
And we’re pretty sure Anywhere But Here will maintain an upward curve which has seen the Give It A Name tour favourites win an army of frenzied fans on this side of The Pond.
Singer Derek Sanders said: “We really just wanted to follow our own path on this record and not worry about if we fit in anywhere. The songs are much more structured than we’ve done in the past.”
2007 saw the release of debut album A Lesson In Romantics – which set the tone for Mayday Parade’s bouncy pop-punk sound and went on to sell more than 100,000 copies in the US alone.
The band released their largely autobiographical second studio album Anywhere But Here in the US a year later. Produced by the acclaimed David Bendeth (Paramore, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Underoath), the album debuted at number 31 on the Billboard Top 200 and enjoyed huge support from US radio.
Mayday Parade first graced the UK in 2008, playing on the Give It A Name festival alongside the likes of Paramore and All Time Low. In April 2010, the band returned to the UK in support of Madina Lake on their nationwide tour.
Anywhere But Here is released on September 27 with the lead single of the same name released a week earlier. The band play the following UK dates with The Maine:
Birmingham Academy 2 – Thu 30 Sep
Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach – Fri 1 Oct
Nottingham Rescue Rooms – Sat 2 Oct
Newcastle Academy 2 – Sun 3 Oct
Glasgow Garage – Mon 4 Oct
Leeds Cockpit – Tues 5 Oct
Manchester Academy 3 – Wed 6 Oct
London Islington Academy – Fri Oct 8
Yeovil Orange Box – Sat 9 Oct
Brighton Audio – Sun 10 Oct