You’d be hard pressed to find any emo/scene kid who hasn’t heard of Mayday Parade or listened to their debut album A Lesson In Romantics. If you’ve been living under a rock for the last 10 years you may have missed this stellar release, but don’t worry, you still have time to learn all the words before the 10 Year Anniversary Tour kicks off in Sydney on October 12th.
Every listen to ALIR is a walk down memory lane, the 12-track pumped full of nostalgic jams that probably counselled you through your first breakup at age 14; we have all cried along to ‘Miserable at Best’ at least once in our lives.
I put a call-out on Facebook and Twitter asking people to respond with what the album meant to them;
It was the first album I felt I really could relate to because it was just helping me through the things I was going through
— bratz angel (@gothincolour) October 9, 2017
It opened me up to a world of emotions I thought were gone as I went through a tough time in my life. It gave me happiness through music
— Grunge Godzilla (@GrungeMulti) October 9, 2017
I would die for if you wanted a song written about you, all you had to do was ask
— Carla (@dearcarla_) October 9, 2017
i still listen to it at least 3 times a week. truly phenomenal from start to finish
— baby coco (@stephaniecokez) October 9, 2017
when my cat santiago died i listened to nothing but black cat for a week
— geordie gray (@djgeordiegray) October 9, 2017
I also searched the album on Twitter, and it seems the rest of the world is just as enamoured over this album as all my emo friends.
A Lesson In Romantics is bringing so much teen angst back.
— Elly-Mae || 🎃👻🦇🔮 (@ribbononmywrist) October 9, 2017
Mayday Parade's A Lesson In Romantics still owns my heart
— oh (@very_rain) October 4, 2017
The A Lesson in Romantics 10th Anniversary show was easily one of my favorite show experiences
— StoneColdSteveAustin (@bxdy_bag) October 7, 2017
— Nic Angeles 💀 (@NicAngeles) October 7, 2017
Watching Mayday Parade play A Lesson in Romantics in full last night was absolutely breathtaking, I also cried a lot 🤷🏼♀️
— Sarah Maiden (@smaidenphoto) September 24, 2017
The verdict is in; A Lesson In Romantics is one of the best albums ever, and every Aussie venue is going to be flooded with tears during this tour.
There are tickets left for a few Australian shows, which you can nab from Select Touring.
GET READY TO FEEL ALL THE FEELS
when you see Mayday Parade play A Lesson In Romantics in full. pic.twitter.com/VJyA1VlEf8
— minnie (@minmakesmusic) September 26, 2017