Mayday Parade, who are currently touring their new record Sunnyland, hit Toronto on November 7th with This Wild Life, William Ryan Key and Oh, Weatherly in tow.
Opener Oh, Weatherly was a decent start to the night and had some very catchy melodies and jumpy drum beats. Despite a need for growth and development in their sound, they proved to be a solid opener and will undoubtedly mature quickly. Following next was former Yellowcard vocalist William Ryan Key. who reminded us a lot of another renowned acoustic act, City and Colour. heads in the crowd were bobbing along to his songs the whole set; it was a very relaxing and easy listen that transitioned well into the next act.
This Wild Life hit the stage with positivity and good energy from the start. It’s always really enjoyable when bands that create sad music let the audience know it’s okay to struggle. I think it is very important and they definitely gained a lot of people’s respect from their positive attitude. They also performed very well and had some super memorable parts that many won’t soon forget.
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Last but certainly not least, was Mayday Parade, who blatantly took the show. Not only was their lighting and stage setup fantastic, but the music was well rehearsed and performed with confidence. It was very easy to tell that these guys are seasoned pros and do not mess around with their live presence.
Remaining North American Tour Dates:
11/10 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
11/13 – Playstation Theater – New York, NY
11/14 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
11/15 – Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
11/16 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
11/17 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/18 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
11/20 – Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL
11/21 – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
11/23 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
11/24 – Revolution Live – Fort Lauderdale, FL