Show Preview: Mayday Parade @ Showbox SoDo, Wed. 7/31

Show Preview: Mayday Parade @ Showbox SoDo, Wed. 7/31

Mayday Parade and State Champs are co-headlining a number of shows (plus Sad Summer Fest) this summer. On Wednesday, July 31st, Showbox SoDo gets the Floridian rock band Mayday Parade as headliners.

Mayday Parade

Usually I don’t want to quote too much directly from a band press release, but this is too great. So here’s how singer Derek Sanders discussed the name of Mayday Parade’s sixth album, Sunnyland, which got:

its title from an abandoned hospital where the band members used to sneak in to explore as teenagers. “The hospital shut down sometime in the mid-’80s but then it just stayed there for decades,”. . . “It was a super-creepy place—it was overgrown with vines, and still had some of the hospital beds and IV stands—but we have all these good memories of hanging out there when we were younger.” 

These are the kinds of things I enjoy finding out about bands. Seriously. I’d think about doing an ongoing feature on here asking bands about creepy moments in life. Could Mayday Parade be a band after my own heart?

And I always appreciate a band that pleases fans no more frequently than every two years. It’s enough time to get to know the albums really well, and then familiarize yourself with new work. Big bonus: This one of those rare bands whose albums have all got strong reviews. That’s hard work. Maybe that is the most supernatural thing about Mayday Parade?

This show is all ages. Tickets and more information available right here.