When We Were Young Festival Adds Second Date

When We Were Young, a Las Vegas emo festival, has added a second date after the first sold out in just a few days. When We Were Young, which was announced last week, will take place in October and will feature My Chemical Romance and Paramore as headliners, as well as other ’00s emo acts like Avril Lavigne, Jimmy Eat World, and pop-punk revivalists Meet Me @ The Altar.

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When We Were Young will return to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds the following day with the same lineup after the inaugural event on October 22 sold out.

Tickets for the second date are on sale now.

Live Nation, the organisation behind the When We Were Young festival, issued a statement over the weekend addressing safety concerns in the wake of the Astroworld catastrophe. After learning that Live Nation was behind Travis Scott’s Astroworld, where ten people sadly died in a crowd surge and hundreds more were injured, fans flocked to Twitter to express their concerns.

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Although the corporation was mentioned in a handful of over 300 lawsuits filed in Harris County, Live Nation and its subsidiary ScoreMore, Astroworld’s promoters, denied all of the allegations in court documents filed in December.

“The safety of fans, artists and staff is thoroughly planned for among event organisers and in coordination with local authorities,” Live Nation wrote in a statement in response to concerns about When We Were Young.

“We have seen a lot of excitement around this festival and we look forward to putting on an incredible event for all of the fans this October. We encourage fans to check the festival website and socials for all of the latest updates.”

They added that the chosen venue for the festival, the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, “is a large event space that has held multiple other large scale events and festivals in the past”.