They’re back with a brand new record and a typically big bang – and now My Chemical Romance are returning to the UK’s arenas. Tickets for their February 2011 shows go on sale this Friday and Frank Iero and co. can’t wait to return to their spiritual home.
“Next year it’ll be 10 years since we’ve been together,” he said. “That’s a long time to stay in one shade. And I think if you’ve been a fan of our band for a long time then you need these different feelings in your life, these different emotions to come through. And I know that because it’s what we need right now.”
Iero is referring to the fact that MCR have divided the rock and metal community with their new record Danger Days. But the fact that the band has announced an arena tour just days after the new album’s release suggests confidence is high in the Romance camp.
MCR kick off 2011 with the release of the single Sing on January 10th on Warner Bros. Records. The slow-burning, inspirational Sing was cultivated at the home studio of producer and Warner Bros. Records chairman Rob Cavallo (Paramore, Green Day). The video, directed by the band’s frontman Gerard Way and P.R. Brown (Prince, Alicia Keys, Smashing Pumpkins), can be seen at www.mychemicalromance.com
Catch the band here:
12th – London, Wembley Arena 0844 815 0815
13th – Birmingham, LG Arena 0844 338 8000
15th – Glasgow, SECC 08444 999 990
18th – Manchester, MEN Arena 0844 847 8000
19th – Nottingham, Trent FM Arena 08444 124 624
21st – Cardiff, CIA 029 2022 4488
22nd – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena 0844 493 6666
The tour goes on general sale at 9am on Friday December 3rd. Tickets, priced at £27.50 for London and £26.50 for all regional dates. They’re available from the box office numbers listed above, www.gigsandtours.com (0844 811 0051), www.ticketmaster.co.uk (0844 811 0051) or www.gigsinscotland.com (08444 999 990) for Glasgow.