Anyone who has listened to one of my shows on FM89 knows how much I love the band My Chemical Romance. So, when they announced last October that they’d reunite after almost seven years of being broken up, I freaked out. They reunited for one show on December 19th at a venue called the Shrine in LA, and it sold out in less than 2 minutes. Since then, the band has been dropping teasers for different shows abroad, causing fans in the US to become a little impatient for the suspected North American tour.
On Wednesday, the band released a theatrical video on their Youtube channel and their website that explored every era of MCR, from the beginning with I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, to the end with Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Finally, at the end of the video, the US tour dates began to flash across the screen, starting in Detroit and ending in Las Vegas. For fans in Chicago, it was announced that MCR will be headlining one of three days of Riot Fest in Douglas Park, Saturday, September 12th.
Tickets for the US tour went on sale last Friday and within a few hours, every show had sold out. This prompted the band to announce a second show in their hometown of Newark, New Jersey, as well as three more shows in LA. After these final few announcements, and only 6 hours after the first tickets had gone on sale, every single date of MCR’s North American tour had completely sold out, an impressive achievement, seeing as every venue the band is playing is a stadium holding thousands of seats.
As for me, the minute I heard My Chemical Romance will be headlining Riot Fest, I went ahead and bought myself an early bird 3-day pass. I go to Riot Fest every year regardless, but I’m especially not going to miss out on my first chance to see the band that started my love and passion for music and dark imagery. This band has been such a big influence in my life, and the life of die-hard fans around the world. It feels so good to have them back.