Pop-punk hitmakers State Champs, The Maine, Mayday Parade, and The Wonder Years will be playing your favorite sad songs as a part of the emo-fest of the summer.
The tour, dubbed the Sad Summer Festival, will hit 16 dates across the U.S., starting in Dallas, Texas on July 5. From there, they’ll hit cities like Atlanta, Orlando, New York, Columbus, and Denver before wrapping-up in Anaheim, California on Ausut 3. Throughout the trek, bands Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, Just Friends, and L.I.F.T. will take the stage, as well as special appearances from Four Year Strong, Set It Off, Forever the Sickest Kids, Emo Nite, and Every Avenue, varying per date.
“What could be better than being emo with your best friends in the sweet summer sun? Being emotional with your friends in the sweet summer sun at the Sad Summer Festival, that’s what,” The Maine frontman John O’Callaghan said in a statement. “Ditch the cold hot dogs and fucked up sunburns and join [us] all summer long!”
State Champs are currently on their Living Proof Tour supporting their 2018 record, while The Maine will release the new record You Are OK this year. Both Mayday Parade and The Wonder Years returned to the music scene last year after four years with Sunnyland, and Sister Cities, respectively. This will be an especially exciting show for fans of Every Avenue since the group has not released new music since 2011’s Bad Habits and just announced a comeback last fall. Additionally, Forever the Sickest Kids began teasing a return earlier this year; the group has not toured since 2017.
General admission tickets to the fest go on sale this Friday, March 22. Check out the full rundown below.
Sad Summer Festival 2019
07/05 –Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live! (with Forever the Sickest Kids)
07/06 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (with Forever the Sickest Kids)
07/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Mayday Parade, State Champs, Stand Atlantic, L.I.F.T.)
07/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (The Maine, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Just Friends)
07/10 –Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater (with Set it Off)
07/12 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
07/13 –Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann Center
07/14 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Outdoors (with Four Year Strong)
07/16 – New York, NY @ Pier 17
07/17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage (with Every Avenue)
07/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ StageAE
07/20 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor
07/21 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Festival Grounds in
07/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
07/24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
07/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live
07/27 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park (with Emo Nite)
08/03 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove Outdoors