Mayday Parade announces release of ‘A Lesson in Romantics’ anniversary edition

Mayday Parade fans already have a massive tour to look forward to in 2017, but now, the band has unveiled an even bigger treat for those longtime followers. On Friday (Jan. 27), the Florida-founded band announced plans to release an anniversary edition of their debut record, A Lesson in Romantic. The re-issue is set to be released on March 17 and will feature six previously unreleased tracks as well as a brand new song. Pre-orders are currently available on iTunes while bundle pre-orders are being offered on the band’s website.

In addition to the re-issue announcement, the band has also released the music video for “Black Cat,” one of the songs featured on the original version of A Lesson in Romantics. In the clip, frontman Derek Sanders seems to get hit by every single bad luck superstition throughout the barely three-and-a-half minute video. He walks under a ladder, ends up at a house that’s unit number of 13, there’s an upside down horseshoe over the fireplace in the living room, there’s a broken mirror in the bathroom, and of course a black cat just hanging around. The music video for “Black Cat” can be seen above.

In support of A Lesson in Romantic‘s decade anniversary, the band announced in December plans to hit the road in the spring. The “A Lesson in Romantics Tenth Anniversary Tour” will kick off on March 23 at the House of Blues in New Orleans and wrap up two and a half months later on May 26 in their home state of Florida at the House of Blues in Orlando. Knuckle Puck and Milestones are set to open for Mayday throughout the excursion. At the moment, there are several sold out shows which resulted in Mayday adding a couple of more dates to their previously announced schedule. Tickets can be found here while the full list of tour dates can be found here.

Last week, it was revealed that Mayday will join the list of artists set to hit the high seas this fall for the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea. For more information about that, head on over here.

Mayday Parade announces ‘A Lesson in Romantics’ anniversary tour

Mayday Parade’s 2017 is already shaping to be a full one for the band. On Monday (Dec. 5), the Florida-founded band announced plans to hit the road in early 2017 to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their debut studio album, A Lesson in Romantics. The tour which has simply been named the “A Lesson in Romantics Tenth Anniversary Tour” will kick off on March 23 at the House of Blues in New Orleans and wrap up two and a half months later on May 26 in their home state of Florida at the House of Blues in Orlando.  The tour schedule will also include their show at So What?! Music Festival in late March.

Hitting the road alongside the five-piece for the full trek will be Knuckle Puck and Milestones.

“We are stoked to celebrate our tenth anniversary of our debut record, A Lesson in Romantics,” the band wrote on their official Facebook page. “We want to reminisce on the memory with our fans. Especially with those who have been with us for so many years. In celebration, we are announcing our A Lesson in Romantics tour with Knuckle Puck and Milestones. We would like to invite you all to share in the experience with us. We will be launching a two-and-a-half month-long tour of U.S. and Canada. Hope to see you there.”

VIP tickets are currently available on the band’s website while general admission tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. local time.

A Lesson in Romantics was released in July of 2007 and features hits like “Jaime All Over,” “Black Cat,” “Miserable at Best,” and “Jersey.” Earlier this year, Mayday Parade embarked on another anniversary tour, this time celebrating the anniversary of their Tales Told by Dead Friends EP. In 2015, the band released a retrospective documentary titled Three Cheers for Ten Years which chronicled the history of the band and followed them as they embarked on a new chapter for the band.

For now, check out the complete list of tour stops for the “A Lesson in Romantics tenth anniversary tour.”


Mar 23 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Mar 24 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mar 25 – Dallas, TX @ So What?! Music Festival
Mar 26 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Mar 28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater*
Mar 29 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Mar 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Mar 31 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl – Hard Rock Hotel
Apr 1 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Apr 2 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Apr 4 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Apr 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
Apr 7 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Apr 8 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Apr 9 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
Apr 11 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Apr 12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Apr 13 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Apr 15 – Calgary, AB @ Macewan Hall
Apr 16 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
Apr 18 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
Apr 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Apr 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Apr 22 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues**
Apr 23 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Apr 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre
Apr 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Apr 27 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Apr 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Apr 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Spring Fling Festival
Apr 30 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
May 2 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
May 3 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 4 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre*
May 5 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 6 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
May 7 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
May 9 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall**
May 11 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount*
May 12 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom**
May 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
May 14 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
May 16 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
May 17 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 18 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom*
May 19 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
May 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 21 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
May 23 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm*
May 24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
May 25 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
May 26 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

*Newly added A Lesson in Romantics  tour dates

**Sold out show