Midtown reunite to announce first shows in nearly a decade


It’s been nearly a decade since Midtown last went on tour and almost two since their final album. Now, Midtown is back with a tour announcement.

The band will support My Chemical Romance on select dates, and will also perform a headlining show in New Jersey.

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Midtown last reunited to perform at Bamboozle festival in 2014. Gabe Saporta spoke at length about the experience as well as the decision to reunite once more in a press release.

“In the early 2010’s people suddenly started taking an interest in Midtown again. This culminated with us reuniting for the 2014 Bamboozle fest.

“It was an amazing experience, but our only regret is that our kids were either not born yet, or not old enough to come to the show,” he says. “As our kids grew up and started searching for their old man’s videos on YouTube, we talked about how great it would be for them to see their dads take the stage once more before getting too old.”

Initially, we were working towards launching a project we’d been kicking around for quite some time: Man Band, a dance-focused group featuring us in matching Baby Bjorns. Mikey Way caught wind of our plan but suggested that instead of perfecting our choreography, we simply reunite Midtown to join My Chem on a few shows this summer.

In all seriousness, we’re super humbled and grateful for the opportunity, and couldn’t think of a more perfect reason to come back together,” he continues. “My Chem and Midtown grew up in the same scene, and it’s beautiful that after all these years, My Chem still care about showing love to where they came from. On a personal level, I think the kids of the Midtown members might see us playing these huge arenas and get the erroneous impression that we’re way more important than we actually are. But at the end of the day maybe it’s good for our kids to think their dad actually is a superhero, instead of just some dude running around the house in his underwear.”

Check out a full list of dates below and grab tickets here.

Midtown tour dates

[Photo by: Timothy LeNoir]

09/21 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
09/24 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
09/27 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
09/28 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
12/02 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom *
*Midtown headline show

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