Mayday Parade and The Wonder Years play the 02 Academy in Leeds on February 20th.
Speaking on returning to the UK bassist Jeremy Lenzo says “We had such a great crowd response from our last tour in the U.K. that we began planning another trip as soon as we got back in the states. We started chatting with The Wonder Years about touring together because we thought that would make a great package and really bring a lot of high energy to the show. We have never toured together before, but it has been something we wanted to do for awhile, so we were happy they were on board with the idea. Now we can finally announce our U.K. tour together this spring. It’s something we are really excited about and looking forward too.”
The Tallahassee, Florida-based quintet (rounded out by bassist/vocalist Jeremy Lenzo, guitarist Brooks Betts and drummer/vocalist Jake Bundrick) recorded their follow-up to 2015’s Black Lines with longtime producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, and for the first time, also teamed with Grammy nominated producer John Feldmann (blink-182, Panic! At the Disco) and Howard Benson (Of Mice & Men, My Chemical Romance). The result is an album built on impassioned vocals, sing-along choruses, and deeply heartfelt lyrics.
Over the course of the last 10 years, Mayday Parade has sold more than a million albums. Four of their releases have sold over 100,000 units each, with their most successful album (2007’s A Lesson In Romantics) selling more than a half-million copies. They have 60+ videos on YouTube with over 1 million views, and their songs have amassed over 350 million streams in the US alone.