Just when Filipino pop-punk music devotees thought things couldn’t get any better, comes the most exciting announcement music fans from Davao have been waiting for: international pop-punk giants MAYDAY PARADE are coming to town!
That’s right – on October 30th, 2023 at the SMX Convention Center, the acclaimed alternative/emo icons are slated to perform their biggest and best hits, and favorite live anthems including “Jamie All Over,” “Miserable At Best,” “Jersey,” “Oh Well, Oh Well” and “Piece of Your Heart.” The band – comprised of lead vocalist/pianist Derek Sanders, guitarists Alex Garcia and Brooks Betts, bassist Jeremy Lenzo and drummer Jake Bundrick – had already previously announced shows in Manila and Cebu, but due to insistent demand from its fans, decided to go for round three to visit – and perform for – friends and fans even further south of the archipelago.
In fact, Mayday Parade is one of the few – if not ONLY – international artists in the recent decade to play dates in all three major cities.
“We are extremely honored to have worked with Mayday Parade over so many years – the band and PULP have been partners for over a decade now and we truly treasure the trust the band has given our company,” shares Vernon Go, CEO of PULP Live World. “And again it is wonderful to serve the band and their fans after all these years and now bring them to a new city in the Philippines for the first time.”
The upcoming shows will be their sixth visit to the Philippines, their second in Cebu and, as mentioned, their first time ever in Davao.
Formed in 2005 in Tallahassee, Florida, Mayday Parade always had the knack for combining catchy melodies, heartfelt lyricism and humongous and anthemic choruses. Their 2006 debut EP Tales Told by Dead Friends sold over 50,000 copies on its own, without any label or outside support. With seven full-length albums under their belt to date, the group set itself apart from their contemporaries with its non-stop touring and furious live performances that were both fiery and downright impressive.
So Davaoeños and Davaoeñas – this is definitely one for the books, so be sure to bring your friends, spread the word and secure your tickets soon as they go on sale this July 30th at 12 noon at all SM Tickets Outlets nationwide and can be purchased online via www.smtickets.com.