NOVEMBER 3rd 2014
Review By: Natalie Smith
Photos By: Peter Ruttan

Mayday Parade brought their Honeymoon Tour to Vancouver on November 3rd  to none other than The Vogue Theatre, bringing Pvris (pronounced Paris), Major League and Tonight Alive with them. Fans had been waiting in line since the early morning hours in typical ‘Raincouver’ weather to secure their spot in the front row hoping for show that would make their year.

If it wasn’t stated earlier, could you pronounce Pvris? Didn’t think so. That aside, they were a breath a fresh air to watch. They were young, talented and clearly excited to be playing in Vancouver for the first time. Composed of only three members, Pvris rocked The Vogue and got everyone warmed up for the rest of the night.

Oh, Major League. Another band that is clearly thankful to be where they are and on a tour like this. From humble speeches to the crowd, to songs that left even the older people in the crowd smiling, they proved to be another band to watch for in the coming months. Maybe it’s because they reminded people of local bands that were just happy to be doing what they were doing. While their music style greatly differed from Pvris before them, they still put on a good, fan involved set.


Tonight Alive has taken Warped Tour crowds by storm in the summer and their set in Vancouver proved to be no different. With high energy from the second they stepped on the stage it was clear they were the band most people came to see. Not a single member of the band stood still, whether it was running, jumping or interacting with the crowd they had a much appreciated stage presence. The fans easily gave back the energy and even sang their hearts out the entire time.  Tonight Alive proved that they’ve got the talent and the passion to take them even further in this music scene. It honestly felt like they should have headlined.

Mayday Parade took the stage and gained cheers from the crowd but it didn’t last long. The crowd quickly mellowed out and even when vocalist Derek Sanders stop singing for a moment it took a second or two for the crowd to kick in and sing back which was surprising. Whether it was the lighting that left the band in near silhouettes most of the set or the sub-par vocals,  it most certainly wasn’t what a number of people were expecting. The band does get credit for injecting a few more ‘upbeat’ songs scattered throughout their time on stage, even if they were followed by a slow tune. However the few songs they played acoustically were fan favourites and brightened up the room a bit, even the vocals sounded a little better.

To no surprise by the end of the night, the two female fronted powerhouse bands, Pvris and Tonight Alive stole the show. Major League left the crowd with some inspiring words and touring advice (McDonald's $1 value menu anyone?)  and Mayday Parade, well, left the crowd feeling kind of down.