THE ORPHEUM PRESENTS:
MAYDAY PARADE on The Glamour Kills Tour
Cartel, Stages And Stereos
1915 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33605
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
It doesn't happen very often, but every once in a while a band comes along who have crafted a sound that's so unique it's hard to believe they haven't been playing together for decades. For the past four years, the members of Tallahassee, Florida's Mayday Parade—vocalist/keyboardist Derek Sanders, bassist Jeremy Lezno, guitarists Alex Garcia and Brooks Betts and drummer Jake Bundrick—have been perfecting their unique brand of pop-inflected punk rock, a process that is currently culminating with the release of their major-label debut Anywhere But Here. "We really just wanted to follow our own path on this record and not worry about if we fit in anywhere," Bundrick explains. "We were striving to make a record that meshed together really well and that was actually an album in the sense that all the songs sound different, but are working together toward a common theme."
Correspondingly Anywhere But Here shows how versatile Mayday Parade are, a fact that has endeared the band to fans all over the world and helped them forge their own niche in the rock community. From soaring and instantly accessible anthems like "Anywhere But Here" and "Get Up" to heartfelt ballads such as "Save Your Heart" and melodic midtempo tracks like "Bruised and Scarred," Anywhere But Here shows how much the band have grown since their 2006 debut A Lesson In Romantics and also proves that when it comes to Mayday Parade, songwriting takes precedence over gimmicks or fleeting fashions.
A lot has transpired since we last put forth a full length album. This band has gone through many tumultuous yet exciting experiences that have brought us to this point - the release of our 4th album, Collider. The title is a representation of those aforementioned experiences that shaped the continuing career of Cartel. When juxtaposed forces collide in the arena of physics many things can happen: destruction, creation, and metamorphosis, to name a few. We feel as though all of those things and more have shaped the career arc of this band. But most of all, they have had a direct impact on the way we create the music that you'll hear on this record.
We found ourselves without a label and marched forward to experiment with the idea of self-releasing and self-producing our music. That experiment was the In Stereo EP. The unintentional discovery in that process was that there is an honesty that is imperative to the making of our music that is necessary to create the best possible sonic experience. That is to say, we're at our best when we are not concerned with anything but making an album that we WANT to make. It was evident in Chroma. We strove for it despite the spectacle perceived in our self-titled album. We tried to find it again on Cycles. And now, with all other distractions and deterrences aside, we've found it again.
Some may describe the feeling as magical or effortless. I assure you there were no spells or rituals (of the magical nature anyway), and it certainly was not effortless. This painstaking and self reflecting effort yielded something that we are incredibly proud of and that we stand by 100%. Collider is the culmination of 3 years worth of life, love, and reflection. We can't wait for all of you to experience it with us and enjoy it like we do. Expect us on the road in the US and international destinations playing heart-filled shows that display our passion for the energy and essence put forth in the making of these songs - this album. This is Cartel in all its forms. This is Collider.
Stages And Stereos
Following a brief hiatus in 2010, Stages and Stereos saw band members Daniel Lancaster and Ian Edge take completely different paths. Daniel continued to build upon his reputation of being a compelling vocal talent, and Ian enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic. Ian was deployed to Afghanistan in March of 2011 and Daniel pressed forward in the music industry playing in the bands "Select Start" and "The Weathers". Three months into Ian's deployment, he was critically injured by an enemy improvised explosive device. Upon Ian's homecoming in early 2012, Daniel was quick to visit and the two began talk of reforming Stages and Stereos. Their passion for playing music was only overshadowed by their passion to do so together. Donnie Webb and Zach Schweizer of Jacksonville, Florida band "The Sophomore Attempt" were quickly recruited, alongside longtime friend of Daniel and Ian, Austin Moore. Daniel resumed his front man status in Stages and Stereos, and Ian returned to bass. Donnie filled the drummer position with Zach and Austin rounding out the lineup on guitar. Though this Tallahassee, Florida based band was formed in 2007, their quest to leave an everlasting mark upon the music industry has only just begun.