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Mayday Parade Returns to PSU With The Maine

Update: SPA has officially confirmed that Mayday Parade and The Maine will be performing on October 20th at Alumni Hall in the HUB.

Infectious pop-punk acts, The Maine and Mayday Parade, are set to make a Penn State appearance on October 20th according to a leaked tour schedule published by AltPress. Ticket information as well as venue have yet to be released.

For the Fearless Records rockers, Mayday Parade (@Mayday_Parade), this isn’t there first stop in Happy Valley. The Florida five-piece played at Penn State in 2010 next to headliners Less Than Jake at that year’s Movin’ On. Though the energy was low on the Old Main lawn two years ago, hopefully the band’s critically-acclaimed self-titled release elicits Mayday Parade a more faithful fan base.

Watered down indie act, The Maine (@themaine), is a newbie to the blue and white crowd though they are technically the more seasoned artists according to neon band tees available for sale at your local Hot Topic. Their style follows along with mainstream acts such as All Time Low, The Summer Set, and Boys Like Girls. With a catchy sound that perfectly seams together cookie cutter butt-rock, treble-heavy Justin Beiber Top 40s pop and somehow a name recognition within the ‘scene’, The Maine is esoteric enough to bring out the handful of students who have actually gone to a Warped Tour before while appealing to the crowd who will pre-game enough to enjoy anything that makes noise.

Openers, The Postelles, are a welcoming addition to the otherwise washed-up bill. They have a Neon Trees, “oh, I think I heard this song before while shopping at Urban,” sunny garage-rock vibe that has gained the band a cult following after releasing their 2010 debut self-titled album through an independent label after being jerked around by EMI and Capitol Records. They are far less popular (on social media outlets) than the headlining acts, but The Postelles promise to be a fresh musical experience as well as a possible sneak-peak at an up-and-coming act that will one day be selling out venues.

Are you excited for this bill? Or do you have no clue about any of these bands? Let us know on Facebook or on Twitter. You can also get acquainted with the artists by checking out our Spotify playlist complete with all of the most popular Mayday Parade, The Maine, and The Postelles tracks.

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