#When We Were Young Festival

‘When We Were Young’: 5 Questions We Have About the 2000s Emo and Pop-Punk Blowout

On Tuesday afternoon, an emo festival designed to bait millennials around the world materialized of thin air. Headlined by My Chemical Romance and Paramore, When We Were Young is set to take place in Las Vegas on Oct. 22. The poster is full of band names you either haven’t thought about in years or have thought about every single day since you hit puberty: AFI, the Used, 3OH!3, Hawthorne Heights, the Ready Set, Anberlin. Alongside the emo and pop-punk heavyweights like Bring Me the Horizon, Bright Eyes, and Avril Lavigne are some newer names, like viral punks the Linda Lindas...
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My Chemical Romance & Paramore to Headline When We Were Young Festival

Time for some serious nostalgia. The aptly titled When We Were Young festival released its official lineup on Tuesday (Jan. 18), bringing every 2000s emo-pop band to Las Vegas, Nevada on October 22, 2022. will be returning as a group to headline the festival alongside My Chemical Romance. The When...

LILHUDDY Set To Play His First Festival at When We Were Young

LILHUDDY is celebrating booking his first ever music festival!. The 19-year-old “Partycrasher” singer will be performing at the upcoming When We Were Young festival in October. “holy sh-tttt this is a huge day because i get to announce the first festival i will ever perform at in my...

Paramore announce first live show in four years

Paramore have announced their first live show in four years. They are set to headline the When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas in October, alongside My Chemical Romance. The Tennessee rock band confirmed their return on social media, shortly after a poster for the festival appeared online. The...
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When We Were Young

Well, I’m not okay after seeing the lineup for When We Were Young: My Chemical Romance and Paramore top the single-day Las Vegas festival that features just about every emo-pop act from the early 2000s. Seriously, we’re not kidding: Avril Lavigne, Bright Eyes, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, AFI,...

Welcome to the Black Parade – why millennial emo fans need to embrace Gen Z

Break out the black eyeliner! The announcement of a major one-day music festival in Las Vegas, including some of the biggest emo and pop-punk acts of the Noughties, has been met with delight from millennial fans who grew up relating to angsty lyrics by acts such as My Chemical Romance, Paramore and Avril Lavigne. Their music was an analgesic for teens who felt like social outcasts. You could identify a fellow Fall Out Boy or Funeral For A Friend fan by the badges pinned all over their school bags. Teenage wrists were weighed down by black rubber bracelets and faded...

Tour news: Lilys, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Head & The Heart, Goose, more

Here's a roundup of recent tour news. Check the Tour Dates category for more. Shoegazey indie rock greats Lilys start their short West Coast tour this week, hitting San Francisco (1/19), Sacramento (1/20), Long Beach (1/21), Pioneertown (1/22) and Los Angeles (1/23). The band has been on a reissue campaign of late, and they refer to this tour as "5 nights/6 albums," and should be pulling from across their '90s output for their setlists. Their lineup for this tour includes band founder Kurt Heasley backed by Don Devore (Collapsing Scenery) on guitars and synths, Evan Weiss (Girls, Sparks) on bass, Chris Colley (School of Seven Bells) on percussion, Matty McDermott (Nymph) on "cosmic pedal steel," and Alex Craig on guitar. Tickets for the whole tour are here.

Jimmy Eat World on tour with Dashboard Confessional. Here's information on dates, tickets

Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional are joining forces on a co-headlining tour of North America. The Surviving the Truth Tour, which Consequence of Sound referred to as something that "many will see as one of the most exciting co-headlining tours of the year," launches Feb. 27 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jimmy Eat World formed in 1993 when singer-guitarist Jim...