Mayday Parade released their highly anticipated seventh studio album, What It Means To Fall Apart, today (Friday, November 19th). It was created with longtime collaborators Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount. What makes this project all the more special was the divulge in path the band took from their typical process in creating music together in the studio. Since forming in 2005, the band has sold over 1.6 million albums in the United States, including over 675 million streams across all their albums. In the alternative rock industry, Mayday Parade is well known by many. They have recently resurfaced in popularity as their debut album, A Lesson In Romantics, has taken over TikTok and social media services.

Focusing on how their music connects to the fans, this album was born to be performed live and witnessed in person all over the world. And just in time for music to make its return after two years in a global pandemic, What It Means To Fall Apart has been made even more special to anyone who listens.

“We all live in different states and have separate lives with different things going on,” bassist Jeremy Lenzo shares, “But just being able to get back together and play music is always a highlight.” Lead singer Derek Sanders mirrors that sentiment as well, sharing that the spark that started Mayday Parade still shines bright, “Even after all this time and plenty of other ways it could have gone or plenty of other things that we could be doing with our lives, we’re lucky to be able to do this.”

With no final destination in mind and setting their sights on just writing the best songs they could in the studio, the band chipped away at what they could create together. They left their expectations at the door, and basked in their creativity until out of their work together, they arrived at a fully realized album. The twelve track record was written through the eyes of a band moving forward with the knowledge they could only gain from looking back.

What It Means To Fall Apart track listing:

  1. Kids Of Summer
  2. Golden Days
  3. Think Of You
  4. If My Ghosts Don’t Play, I Don’t Play
  5. Sideways
  6. One For The Rocks And One For The Scary
  7. Bad At Love
  8. Notice
  9. Heaven
  10. Angels Die Too
  11. You Not Me
  12. I Can’t Do This Anymore

This album features similar signature cool vocals and nostalgia-inducing, storytelling lyrics as their works in the past, but all while starting a new chapter of hope for the future. Songs like “Think of You” and “Heaven,” love songs ridden with feelings of finding peace and happiness, each track progresses through new beginnings and embraces the unknown with open arms. And contrasting this are other tracks that touch on the struggles we face as people, such as “If My Ghosts Don’t Play, I Don’t Play,” which shares no fear of wrestling with the ghosts of the past, encouraging fans that they don’t have to linger in the shadows. They can unite together, hand in hand, and battle the darkness together.

Mayday Parade is launching a tour, beginning at The Rock Boat Festival in Miami, Florida from November 7-12, and launching again in February for an entire run around the United States before taking on the rest of the world.

North American Self-Titled Anniversary Tour w/ Real Friends & Magnolia Drive

Feb 6 – The Moon – Tallahassee, FL

Feb 8 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN

Feb 9 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

Feb 11 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL

Feb 12 – The Ritz – Tampa, FL

Feb 15 – Emo’s – Austin, TX

Feb 16 – The Studio at The Factory – Dallas, TX

Feb 18 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ

Feb 19 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA

Feb 22 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA 

Feb 23 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA

Feb 25 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR

Feb 26 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA

Feb 27 – Harbour Events Centre – Vancouver, BC

Mar 1 – The Union Event Center – Salt Lake City, UT

Mar 2 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO

Mar 4 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN

Mar 5 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

Mar 6 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA

Mar 8 – Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO

Mar 10 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL

Mar 12 – The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI

Mar 15 – The Agora – Cleveland, OH

Mar 16 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH

Mar 18 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

Mar 19 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

Mar 20 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON

Mar 22 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY

Mar 23 – Webster Theater – Hartford, CT

Mar 24 – Club XL Live – Harrisburg, PA

Mar 25 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

Mar 29 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD

Mar 30 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

Apr 1 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

Australian Self-Titled Anniversary Tour w/ Real Friends & Those Who Dream

Apr 20 – Metropolis Fremantle – Perth, AU

Apr 22 – The Tivoli – Brisbane, AU

Apr 23 – The Roundhouse – Sydney, AU

Apr 25 – The Gov – Adelaide, AU

Apr 29 – The Croxton Bandroom – Melbourne, AU

Apr 30 – The Croxton Bandroom – Melbourne, AU

UK/European Self-Titled Anniversary Tour w/ Real Friends & As It Is

*Real Friends & As It Is are not on the dates from June 10-June 18

May 31 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK

Jun 1 – SWX – Bristol, UK

Jun 2 – Leeds Beckett University – Leeds, UK

Jun 3 – Troxy – London, UK

Jun 5 – SWG3 Studio Warehouse – Glasgow, UK

Jun 6 – The O2 Institute – Birmingham, UK

Jun 7 – O2 Ritz – Mancester, UK

Jun 8 – Boiler Shop – Newcastle, UK

Jun 10 – Stollwerck – Cologne, DE

Jun 11 – Greenfield Festival – Interlaken, CH

Jun 12 – Legend Club – Milan, IT

Jun 14 – Dynamo – Eindhoven, NL

Jun 16 – Rock For People – Hradec Kralove, CZ

Jun 17 – Hurricane Festival – Scheebel, DE

Jun 18 – Southside Festival – Neuhausen ob Eck, DE

Stream the new album, What It Feels To Fall Apart, available now on all platforms:

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