Fans of early-to-mid '00s emo-pop and pop-punk are about to get their medicine: When We Were Young Fest has announced its line-up for 2022, and it's comprised almost entirely of some of the biggest acts from that era. My Chemical Romance and Paramore are the headliners of the festival, which takes place in Las Vegas on October 22. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 21st at 10 AM PST. See the announcement below via Stereogum.
Seriously, I've been looking at that poster for five minutes and I still keep seeing names that surprise me. You've got enduring acts (Bright Eyes, Avril Lavigne, Bring Me The Horizon, Thursday, Jimmy Eat World), bands that once ruled the radio then faded out (The Used, All-American Rejects, 3OH!3) and more contemporary, critically acclaimed groups (Car Seat Headrest, Meet Me @ The Alter, Wolf Alice, La Dispute).
My Chemical Romance announced their reunion in 2019 after breaking up in 2013. A 2020 world tour was rescheduled after the pandemic emerged. Paramore recently shared an update from the studio where the band are recording their sixth album and follow-up to 2017's After Laughter.