Despite a long absence, My Chemical Romance will still be playing a Los Angeles show on December 20. They had planned a worldwide tour in 2020, but were forced to postpone it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While a full tour would have been amazing, this cancellation is disappointing news for fans. Instead, fans should look for the band to play a few smaller shows throughout the year. Here are a few things you should know about the band.
Gerard Way: “It’s the most fun I’ve ever had playing with them”
The frontman of My Chemical Romance has just described the band’s comeback gig as the most enjoyable experience of his life. The musician spoke with Umbrella Academy actor Aiden Gallagher about the experience, noting that he actively tried to relinquish control of the show during its performance. “I didn’t want to be just another entertainer, so I really wanted to let the band do the talking and I wasn’t trying to make the show my own,” he said.
“It’s a flash in the pan”
In a private conversation with a fellow BBC executive, Mary Somerville uttered the phrase “It’s a flash in a pan!” She was skeptical of early attempts to turn TV into a serious scholarly tool. She would not be surprised by the success of American Idol or Desperate Housewives. But she also thought that television had great potential for scholarly study.
Killjoys wonder if it’s more than a flash in the pan
Fans of My Chemical Romance might be tempted to believe that a possible reunion is a “flash in the pan.” After all, the band’s split in 2013 marked the end of emo as a mainstream genre, but the music of My CR lives on, thanks to past members’ solo projects. The reunion could prove to be more than just a flash in the pan, but fans are already getting excited.
The first red door lights up with a devotion symbol, making Killjoys and Members of the Black Parade wonder if this reunion is more than a flash in the Pan. But, while we’re not given much information, we do get some glimpses at what to expect. The pin-ups feature an eye obscured by notebook paper, possibly referring to the scrapped fifth album. Moreover, an army green jacket could represent Gerard. The American flag also appears on the third red door.
A recent promotional poster for the band’s upcoming reunion features the word “RETURN” in all caps, which supports early rumors of a full reunion. The promotional art features two stone angels, the first referring to the band’s debut EP, and the caption “Like Phantoms Forever” referring to the group’s sophomore LP Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. The reunion is also notable because it marks the fifteenth anniversary of the band’s second album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge.
Kesha’s new palette
In addition to her recent album release, Kesha just unveiled a new makeup palette, which includes glittery flecks and full marching band uniforms. Fans are excited to see how she transforms her look for her reunion show. Here’s a closer look. Kesha’s new makeup palette is a nod to the band’s colorful past. It’s the latest in a string of wildly different looks that the singer has been teasing us with.
HipDot partnered with the pop sensation to create a makeup collection inspired by their 2004 album Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. The products were sold out in a single day. The collection contains a double-ended liquid eyeliner, a nine-color eyeshadow palette, and a lip gloss in four metallic shades. The palette sold out quickly during pre-orders. The lip gloss colors are also vegan and cruelty-free.
Faces with X’s smudged eyeliner
My Chemical Romance fans are huddled behind the merch trailers in Los Angeles, hoping to catch a glimpse of the band members leaving sound check. Mabel, a Brazilian fan, is one of them. After watching the band’s recent music video, “Slam,” and spotting the smudged eyeliner on the band’s frontman, Faces with X, fans are adoringly awaiting the reunion show.
Na Na Na’s music video reveals post-apocalyptic setting
The band’s “Na-Na” music video hints at a post-apocalyptic setting. The band battles evil “draculoids” in a desert after the apocalypse and the video is reminiscent of the style of Quentin Tarantino’s films. Roboshobo, who directed the clip, also hints at a 1970s setting, and a psychedelic feel to the video.
“Na Na-Na” is the first single from My Chemical Romance’s upcoming album, Danger Days. The music video premieres tonight at 11pm ET and is the band’s most dramatic release to date. The song has charted at No. 25 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart. Watch the video below to learn more about the band’s post-apocalyptic world.