|About me:||Background of mcr||Bullets era||Revenge era||Parade era||Black Parade Curse||Danger Days||Conventional Weapons||Swarm era||My links|
im skye, 18, he/they/she pronouns, and i have a special interest in hit american rock band my chemical romance!! i was bored so i made this website to infodump about them
my chemical romance has four members, but started with three. it was started by gerard way after he saw 9/11, along with guitarist ray toro, and their first drummer matt pelissier. they recorded their first demo, named Dreams of Stabbing and/or Being Stabbed, but commonly referred to as the attic demos, in matt's attic. they were then used to convince gerard's brother, mikey, to be their bassist, and was sucessful. frank iero, who was in a band called pencey prep at the time, quickly became a fan and booked them several shows. he and his band would listen to the attic demos on their way to shows, and when the band ended frank ended up joining mcr as their rhythm guitarist. he features of two songs on the first full album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love: Honey This Mirror Isn't Big Enough for the Two of Us, and Early Sunsets Over Monroeville. the first album was recorded at Nada Studios and produced by geoff rickley from Thursday. the production is partially shown in the video My Chemical Romance - In The Studio 2002 on youtube.
My Chemical Romance's first album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, was released on July 23, 2002, under eyeball records. it is notoriously hard to get a CD of, as the distribution was not very good. unlike mcr's later albums, it doesn't have a solid story, however it does have a loose plotline that sets up the plot for Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. a few time in the album it mentions the Demolition Man and Demolition Woman, most notably in Drowning Lessons and Demolition Lovers
The second mcr album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge came out June 8, 2004, and was their first album under reprise records, which they are still on today. matt, their drummer, recorded the album with them, but left the band before touring started. he was replaced by bob bryar, who recorded the I'm Not Okay video with them before playing a single show with them. The album is certified triple platinum in the us, and is their second best selling album. the story follows a man referred to as the Demolition Man as he kills 1000 evil men in order to complete a deal he made with the devil to be reunited with his wife, the Demolition Woman, after he was killed in a gun fight and she survived. it ends with him realizing that after killing 999 evil men he is the thousandth, killing himself, and going to hell.
The third mcr album, The Black Parade, came out October 20, 2006, and is their best selling album. the story follows a man dying of cancer as he reflects on his life. the actual plotline is not entirely clear, my favorite interpritation is by Wendigoon on youtube, detailed in his video The Hidden Story of The Black Parade.
the black parade era was notoriously terrible for the members of the band, with only two members of the band not leaving the tour during this era. the problems began during the recording of the album. they recorded and wrote a large part of the album in the paramour mansion, a haunted mansion in california. mikey got terrible night terrors while staying there (sleep is inspired by mikey having these night terrors), and ended up leaving the band for a while because of this. when recording the music video for Famous Last Words both bob and gerard got injured, bob getting serious burns while they were burning the float and gerard tearing a ligament in his ankle when frank pushed him backwards. the entire band got serious food poisoning at one point, leading to them canceling multiple shows, and both frank and bob had to leave the tour for a period of time as well (frank due to illness and bob due to injury). by the end of the tour the band was no longer having fun performing, and almost broke up at this point.
Danger Days is the fourth and final full album by mcr, and marks a significant shift in the vibe of the band. it has a more pop sound than their other albums, and rather than the blacks and red that marked their aesthetic in the previous two eras. it came out on November 22, 2010, and because of it's shift in style, it performed significantly worse than their last two. bob left the band before recording this album, and they have not had a permanent drummer since. it's storyline takes place in 2019 and follows the fabulous four killjoys, personas for the four members of mcr, as they rebel against Better Living Industries, the company that has taken control over the world. the four killjoys are Party Poison, played by gerard, Fun Ghoul, played by frank, Jet Star, played by ray, and Kobra Kid, played by mikey. it has a comic tie in, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: California, written by gerard and his friend Shaun Simon, with art by Becky Cloonan.
along with danger days, mcr released the Mad Gear and Missile Kid EP, three songs from the in-universe band Mad Gear and the Missile Kid. until very recently they had never been officially released on a streaming service.
Conventional Weapons was the bands final release before their breakup. it was a series of singles released between October 2012 and Febuary 2013, each with two songs and titled Number One - Number Five.
the swarm era is the name that has been given to the current era of mcr, due to the consistant themes of swarms that have been used throughout this tour, from the merch to the background of the Foundations of Decay cover, which depicts flies crawling over each other. the only music currently released in this era has been Foundations of Decay, which dropped without warning on May 12, 2022. it opened every show on the tour after it's release.
|Europe shows||North America shows||Mexico City show||Oceana shows||Japan shows|
May 16, 2022: St. Austell, England (Eden Project).
May 17, 2022: St. Austell, England (Eden Project).
May 19, 2022: Milton Keynes, England (Stadium MK).
May 21, 2022: Milton Keynes, England (Stadium MK).
May 22, 2022: Milton Keynes, England (Stadium MK).
May 24, 2022: Dublin, Ireland (Royal Hospital Kilmainham)
May 25, 2022: Dublin, Ireland (Royal Hospital Kilmainham)
May 27, 2022: Warrington, England (Victoria Park)
May 28, 2022: Cardiff, Wales (Sophia Gardens)
May 30, 2022:nGlasgow, Scotland (OVO Hydro)
June 1, 2022: Paris, France (Accor Arena)
June 2, 2022: Rotterdam, Netherlands (Rotterdam Ahoy)
June 4, 2022: Bologna, Italy (Arena Parco Nord)
June 6, 2022: Munich, Germany (Olympiahalle)
June 7, 2022: Budapest, Hungary (Budapest Park)
June 9, 2022: Warsaw, Poland (Letnia Scena Progresji)
June 11, 2022: Prague, Czech Republic (O2 Arena Prague)
June 12, 2022: Berlin, Germany (Velodrom)
June 14, 2022: Stockholm, Sweden (Gröna Lund)
June 17, 2022: Bonn, Germany (Rheinaue)
June 18, 2022: Bonn, Germany(Rheinaue)
August 20, 2022: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Paycom Center)
August 21, 2022: San Antonio, California (AT&T Center)
August 23, 2022: Nashville, Tennessee (Bridgestone Arena)
August 24, 2022: Cincinnati, Ohio (Heritage Bank Center)
August 26, 2022: Raleigh, North Carolina (PNC Arena)
August 27, 2022: Elmont, New York (USB Arena)
August 29, 2022: Philidelphia, Pennsylvania (Wells Fargo Center)
August 30, 2022: Albany, New York (MVP Arena)
September 1, 2022: Uncasville, Connecticut (Mohegan Sun Arena)
September 2, 2022: Montreal, Canada (Bell Center)
September 4, 2022: Toronto, Canada (Scotiabank Arena)
September 5, 2022: Toronto, Canada (Scotiabank Arena)
September 7, 2022: Boston, Massachusetts (TD Garden)
September 8, 2022: Boston, Massachusetts (TD Garden)
September 10, 2022: Brooklyn, New York (Barclays Center)
September 11, 2022: Brooklyn, New York (Barclays Center)
September 13, 2022: Detroit, Michigan (Little Caesars Arena)
September 15, 2022: Saint Paul, Minnesota (Xcel Energy Center)
September 16, 2022: Chicago, Illinois (Douglass Park)
September 18, 2022: Alpharetta, Georgia (Ameris Bank Amphitheatre)
September 20, 2022: Newark, New Jersey (Prudential Center)
September 21, 2022: Newark, New Jersey (Prudential Center)
September 23, 2022: Dover, Delaware (The Woodlands)
September 24, 2022: Sunrise, Florida (FLA Live Arena)
September 27, 2022: Houston, Texas (Toyota Center)
September 28, 2022: Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)
September 30, 2022: Denver, Colorado (Bell Arena)
October 2, 2022: Portland, Oregon (Moda Center)
October 3, 2022: Tacoma, Washington (Tacoma Dome)
October 5, 2022: Oakland, California (Oakland Arena)
October 7, 2022: Las Vegas, Nevada (T-Mobile Arena)
October 8, 2022: Sacramento, California (Discovery Park)
October 11, 2022: Inglewood, California (Kia Forum)
October 12, 2022: Inglewood, California (Kia Forum)
October 14, 2022: Inglewood, California (Kia Forum)
October 15, 2022: Inglewood, California (Kia Forum)
October 17, 2022: Inglewood, California (Kia Forum)
October 23, 2022: Las Vegas, Nevada (Las Vegas Festival Grounds)
October 29, 2022: Las Vegas, Nevada (Las Vegas Festival Grounds)
Mexico City, Mexico (Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez)
March 11, 2023: Aukland, Aotearoa (The Outer Fields)
March 13, 2023: Brisbane, Australia (Brisbane Entertainment Center)
March 14, 2023: Brisbane, Australia (Brisbane Entertainment Center)
March 16, 2023: Melbourne, Australia (Rod Laver Arena)
March 17, 2023: Melbourne, Australia (Rod Laver Arena)
March 19, 2023: Sydney, Australia (Qudos Bank Arena)
March 20, 2023: Sydney, Australia (Qudos Bank Areana)
March 25, 2023: Tokyo, Japan (Makuhari Messe)
March 26, 2023: Osaka, Japan (Intex Osaka)
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