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My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy Will Headline 2024 When We Were Young Festival

The ultimate emo festival, When We Were Young, will return for its third year in 2024 with a slight change to its format: each set will feature the top-to-bottom performance of a defining album from each act. My Chemical Romance — who helmed the event’s first year in 2022 — will headline once again, this time performing Welcome to the Black Parade in full. Fall Out Boy will also headline, but no specific album has been attached to their set yet.

Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2024, at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, When We Were Young 2024 will feature appearances from more than 50 bands. The weekend will showcase A Day To Remember’s Homesick, Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American, Pierce The Veil’s Collide With The Sky, Mayday Parade’s A Lesson in Romantics, the Maine’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Dashboard Confessional’s Dusk and Summer, The Used’s In Love and Death, Simple Plan’s No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls, 30H!3’s Want, and more.

Among the dozens of bands performing, When We Were Young will host the reunion of Cobra Starship. Led by Gabe Saporta, the band will perform their second studio album ¡Viva la Cobra! in their first live performance since disbanding in 2015. Chiodos, who released their last album in 2014 but remained active through 2016, will return to perform All’s Well That Ends Well.


Other performers include Underoath, the Wonder Years, the Starting Line, Thursday, State Champs, We the Kings, the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Motion City Soundtrack, Sleeping With Sirens, Mom Jeans, New Found Glory, Neck Deep, Basement, and more.

Pre-sale will begin on Friday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. PST. Access is available through the official When We Were Young festival website. Any remaining tickets will be sold in a general sale at 2 p.m. PST on Friday, Nov. 17.

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