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My Chemical Romance Is Heading to Australia in 2022 for Their First Local Shows in a Decade

Grab your eyeliner and prepare to relive your teenage emo years.
By Sarah Ward
May 24, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
May 24, 2021
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The black parade is coming back to Australia — finally. After their last attempt to head to our shores was thwarted due to the pandemic, the reunited My Chemical Romance is set to tour along the country's east coast in 2022.

Hopefully the second time will prove the charm for Gerard Way and co, and for music lovers eager to grab their eyeliner, don every black piece of clothing in their wardrobe, relive their angsty emo teenage years and let out three cheers. The new tour will mark ten years since MCR last came to our shores for the 2012 Big Day Out — and comes after the US group went their separate ways in 2013, then reformed in 2019.

Fans will be pleased to know that MCR are headlining their own shows on this tour, too, rather than leading a festival bill as they were slated to do in 2020. First, they'll play the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Monday, March 14, before hitting up Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne a few days later on Thursday, March 17. Then, they'll wrap things up on Saturday, March 19 at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena.

Back in late 2019, when MCR announced that they were literally getting the band back together, they sold out their first reunion gig in Los Angeles quick smart — so expect tickets to their Australian gigs to prove mighty popular, especially after last year's cancelled tour. The group has been trying to take its new show on the road ever since that big announcement, but, thanks to the pandemic, that has obviously proven much trickier than anticipated.

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE 2022 AUSTRALIAN TOUR:

Monday, March 14 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Thursday, March 17 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday, March 19 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

My Chemical Romance will tour Australia's east coast in March 2022. For further information — and for pre-sale tickets from 11am on Wednesday, May 26, and general tickets from 12pm on Thursday, May 27 — head to the tour website.

Top image: My Chemical Romance performing by NBSTwo via Flickr.

Published on May 24, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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