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[Photo via: Mayday Parade/Spotify]

The first-ever Sad Summer Fest kicked off yesterday in Dallas with a stacked lineup, killer photo ops and the perfect cure to your Warped Tour blues.

Mayday Parade closed out night one of the festival, performing a cover of the Killers‘ “Mr. Brightside” that brought out the inner emo in all of us.

Check out the incredible performance below!



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Sad Summer Festival kicked off July 5 with State ChampsMayday Paradethe Wonder Years and the Maine as headliners. Mom JeansStand Atlantic and Just Friends will also play all of the festival dates.

Forever The Sickest Kids, Set It Off, Every Avenue, Four Year Strong and Emo Nite will appear as special guests. GrayscaleOh, WeatherlyJetty BonesAshlandShortlyWorriers and World’s Greatest Dad are also on the tour.

The lineup will switch order every night, with Mayday Parade closing out the first night of Sad Summer Festival.

Just as fans thought the night couldn’t get any better, the band performed a cover of the Killers’ infamous track, “Mr. Brightside.”

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Check out some footage of the performance below!

Mayday parade covering Mr. Brightside at the first Sad Summer Fest in Dallas, Texas! from r/poppunkers

You can check out a full list of dates below and pick up the tickets for Sad Summer Festival here.

Dates:

07/06 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *#
07/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Mayday Parade, State Champs, Stand Atlantic, World’s Greatest Dad)
07/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (The Maine, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Just Friends)
07/10 –Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater %
07/12 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
07/13 –Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann Center @
07/14 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Outdoors ^
07/16 – New York, NY @ Pier 17
07/17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage *?
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  *+
08/03 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove Outdoors *

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* without The Wonder Years (Dallas, Houston, Asbury Park, Pontiac, Denver & Anaheim)
$ Every Avenue & Shortly (Pontiac)
^ Four Year Strong (Worcester)
% Set It Off (Orlando)
# Forever The Sickest Kids & Oh, Weatherly (Dallas, Houston)
+ Emo Nite (Denver)
~ World’s Greatest Dad (Night 1: Atlanta)
@ Worriers (Philadelphia)
= Ashland (Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis)
! Jetty Bones (Pittsburgh, Columbus)
? Grayscale (Asbury Park)

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