My Chemical Romance debut new music and rarities at first UK show in 11 years
During their first performance in the UK since 2011 – and their first show to go ahead since reuniting in 2019 – My Chemical Romance performed a slew of deep cuts and rarities, and gave new single ‘The Foundations Of Decay’ its first-ever live playthrough.
The show – which took place at The Eden Project in St. Austell last night (May 16) – opened with ‘The Foundations Of Decay’. It was followed by a pair of tracks from 2004’s ‘Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge’ – ‘Helena’ and ‘Give ‘Em Hell, Kid’ – before My Chem steered the focus to their ‘Danger Days’ era.
They performed ‘Make Room!!!!’ from that album’s B-side compilation, ‘Conventional Weapons’, marking the second time it had ever been played (the first being their December ’19 comeback show in LA). Two more tracks from ‘Conventional Weapons’ were given their live debuts, with ‘Surrender The Night’ tucked in the middle of the set, and ‘Boy Division’ kicking off the encore. ‘Kiss The Ring’ was soundchecked, too, but didn’t appear in the actual set.
Another highlight from the show was ‘This Is How I Disappear’, from the iconic 2006 album ‘The Black Parade’, which My Chem performed for the first time since 2010. The main set ended on another ‘Black Parade’ cut, ‘Sleep’, while the encore was wrapped up with ‘Danger Days’ swansong ‘The Kids Of Yesterday’.
Have a look at fan-shot footage from the gig below – as well as a shot of their merch table, seemingly hinting at a project labelled ‘SWARM’ – then check out their full setlist:
Sure seems like there’s a My Chemical Romance album on the way, and it’s probably called Swarm.
Photos from tonight’s tour kickoff in the UK pic.twitter.com/JFULimc8Wl
— James Shotwell (@JamesShotwell_) May 16, 2022
My Chemical Romance played:
‘The Foundations Of Decay’
‘Give ‘Em Hell, Kid’
‘This Is How I Disappear’
‘You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison’
‘Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)’
‘Famous Last Words’
‘Surrender The Night’
‘Our Lady Of Sorrows’
‘Thank You For The Venom’
‘Welcome To The Black Parade’
‘I’m Not Okay (I Promise)’
‘The Kids From Yesterday’
My Chemical Romance released ‘The Foundations Of Decay’ last Thursday (May 12), marking their first new material since the ‘Fake Your Death’ single in 2014 (which was previously described as the band’s “eulogy” following their 2013 split). NME gave the new single a four-star review, while guitarist Mikey Way declared it to be his “favourite MCR song of all time”.
The band’s UK tour continues with a second St. Austell show tonight (May 17), with further dates scheduled for Milton Keynes, Warrington, Cardiff and Glasgow – tickets for the remaining shows can be found here. Following the UK dates, My Chem will move onto Europe and their native North America, before visiting New Zealand and Australia in 2023.
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