We waited. They bided their time. And trolled us a bit along the way.
But, My Chemical Romance are officially back. Try to stay calm, everyone. Trust me, we’re not okay. [Main Image: @MCROfficial, Twitter].
We agonized as they seemed to announce shows everywhere but the US (barring their first California shows back) – but now there’s a full North American schedule. Naturally, we’re excited about the September 18 Philadelphia and September 22 Newark dates!
— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) January 16, 2020
So, every Teenager who scared the living sh*t out of MCR, but didn’t get the chance to witness them the first time around can see them now they’re all grown up. Plus, you know, all the masses of fanatics that discovered them just too late to catch them live.
My Chemical Romance split up in 2013, after releasing four studio albums, including the seminal Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge (2004) and The Black Parade (2006). They were a band of seismic proportion prior to their breakup, but have since garnered even more superstardom status.
Rumors of their reunion had been rumbling for some time and sent the internet into overdrive. This culminated with Joe Jonas claiming My Chemical Romance practiced in the studio next to his just months before a reunion was confirmed.
Gerard Way and co. haven’t really stopped trolling fans since they split. I mean, who releases an old song literally named “Fake Your Death” a year after splitting up and doesn’t plan for a mammoth online misinterpretation.
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And, since they announced their first shows they’ve teased fans for weeks before announcing anything concrete. They’ve announced shows in Australia, Europe, and Japan but have kept us Americans waiting for shows in our area codes.
Thankfully, they’ve blessed us with their first nationwide tour of the reunion shows. Good things really do come to those who wait, and we reeeeaallly waited.
The tour will kick off in Detroit on September 9, and climax with a big old party in Vegas on October 11. A full list of dates can be read below.
Tickets go on sale Friday January 31 at 12pm local time and can be purchased here. So long and goodnight (with a helping of good luck in bagging a gold dust ticket).
My Chemical Romance North American Tour:
09-09 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
09-11 Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
09-12 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09-14 Toronto, Ontario – Scotiabank Arena
09-15 Boston, MA – TD Garden
09-17 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
09-18 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
09-20 Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown Festival
09-22 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
09-26 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
09-29 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
09-30 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10-02 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
10-04 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
10-06 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
10-08 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10-10 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10-11 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
For more information, head to the My Chemical Romance website.