Mayday Parade went independent after their seventh album but they’re still going from strength to strength. They have played multiple festivals and made debut appearances at iconic venues like The Ryman in Nashville and Red Rocks in Colorado. Now they’re looking forward to Mayday Parade UK tour dates in February 2024. It’s going to be an epic triple-header alongside Simple Plan and State Champs.
To celebrate a successful year, Mayday Parade have released a new single, Miracle, which has been years in the making.
Mayday Parade’s new single Miracle
Vocalist and drummer Bundrick opened up about the importance of the new Mayday Parade single, Miracle: “I started working on [it] during our Sunnyland record in 2018 and didn’t fully complete until after we finished recording our What It Means To Fall Apart record in 2021.
I was in a darker place in life during that span and was silently fighting for air. I felt alone and scared to talk about my feelings with anyone else including the people closest to me. Life was happening way too fast for me and I wasn’t ready for it or able to accept what was happening.
I felt alone and knew I needed to talk about it but didn’t know how. Organically the song just came together and was the culmination of that entire span of time.
Life moves faster than you can imagine and as much as you think you’re ready for what it throws at you, it can catch you off guard. It definitely did for me.”
Mayday Parade’s new-found independence
Approaching their 20th anniversary in 2025, Mayday Parade are relishing finding their way as an independent band again. To be fair, they have a decent precedent for that, having sold 58,000 copies of their debut EP Tales Told By Dead Friends.
Mayday Parade – Derek Sanders (vocals and keyboards), Alex Garcia and Brooks Betts (guitars), Jeremy Lenzo (bass), and Jake Brundrick (vocals and drums) – fulfilled their record contract with their seventh album, What It Means to Fall Apart. They decided to explore the creative possibilities of going DIY again.
Bundrick explained: “It’s extremely exciting and terrifying all at the same time. Garcia added: “There’s obviously a lot more freedom and control.”
Lenzo described what that means for Mayday Parade fans, since the band can now “release new music more consistently as opposed to dropping an album every couple of years…with the mindset that each song really needs to stand on its own.”
Mayday Parade UK tour dates
Mayday Parade UK tour dates
9 February, 2024: O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
10 February, 2024: O2 Academy, Glasgow
11 February, 2024: O2 Academy, Birmingham
13 February, 2024: Academy, Bristol
15 February, 2024: O2 Academy, Leeds
16 February, 2024: Eventim Apollo, London
Check out musiccloseup.com for more music news and reviews.