Martin Philbey / Getty Images – My Chemical Romance
performs in Australia in January 2012 at one of its final concerts before breaking up in 2013.
My Chemical Romance just added 14 new arena shows to its long-awaited North American reunion tour, which is finally set to hit venues this summer. The shows include 10 new cities, along with additional nights at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, Boston’s TD Garden and a fifth night at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., with an announcement citing “overwhelming demand.”
MCR first reunited on stage in December 2019 with a show at Los Angeles’ Shrine Exposition Hall on Dec. 20, marking the band’s first first concert in more than seven years.
The North American reunion tour was supposed to launch in September 2020 but, like most 2020 tours, it was postponed to 2021 because of the pandemic. The band then pushed it back once more to 2021.
Six of the new shows have been added to the start of the tour, which will now kick off Aug. 20 in Oklahoma City, Okla., at the Paycom Center. Other new stops include San Antonio, Texas; Nashville; Cincinnati; Raleigh, N.C.; Belmont Park, N.Y.; Albany, N.Y.; Uncasville, Conn., Montreal, Quebec; and Portland, Ore.
The itinerary includes several venues MCR played on its 2007 arena tour including
Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena (formerly known as Air Canada Centre), where the band sold 9,063 tickets and grossed $295,186 and Sunrise, Fla.’s FLA Live Arena (previously known as BB&T Center) – 6,101 tickets sold, $166,252 grossed. Gerard Way & Co. also played the Forum in 2007, grossing $405,259.
Support on the tour includes, in alphabetical order: Badflower, Devil Master, Dilly Dally, GHÖSH, Kimya Dawson, Meg Myers, Midtown, Nothing, Shannon and the Clams, Soul Glo, Surfbort, Taking Back Sunday, The Bouncing Souls, The Homeless Gospel Choir, The Lemon Twigs, Thursday, Turnstile, Waterparks, Youth Code.
MCR is playing a number of festivals this year including Aftershock in Sacramento, Calif.; When We Were Young in Las Vegas; and Firefly in Dover, Del.
Tickets for the new shows go on sale this Friday, March 11th at 12:00 pm local time.
Check out the routing below, with the new dates bolded.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Aug 20th – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
Aug 21st – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Aug 23rd – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Aug 24th – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
Aug 26th – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Aug 27th – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Aug 29th – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Aug 30th – Albany, NY – MVP Arena
Sept 1st – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept 2nd – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
Sept 4th – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Sept 5th – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Sept 7th – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Sept 8th – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Sept 10th – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Sept 11th – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Sept 13th – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Sept 15th – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Sept 16th – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sept 20th – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Sept 21st – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Sept 23rd – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
Sept 24th – Sunrise, FL – FLA Live Arena
Sept 27th – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sept 28th – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Sept 30th – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Oct 2nd – Portland, OR – MODA Center
Oct 3rd – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Oct 5th – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
Oct 7th – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Oct 8th – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
Oct 11th – Inglewood, CA – Forum
Oct 12th – Inglewood, CA – Forum
Oct 14th – Inglewood, CA – Forum
Oct 15th – Inglewood, CA – Forum
Oct 17th – Inglewood, CA – Forum
Oct 22nd – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young
Oct 23rd – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young
Oct 29th – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young