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My Chemical Romance: 2023 Australian Tour

Grab your eyeliner and prepare to relive your teenage emo heyday.
By Sarah Ward
February 03, 2023
By Sarah Ward
February 03, 2023

The black parade is coming back to Sydney — finally. After their attempt to head to our shores in 2020 was thwarted due to the pandemic, and then their rescheduled 2022 dates as well, the reunited My Chemical Romance is making 2023 the year they hit the Harbour City. The dates to get excited about: Sunday, March 19–Monday, March 20.

The third time is set to 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 more than a decade since MCR last came to Australia 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. And, they're playing two Sydney gigs — both at 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 — and tickets to their Australian gigs have already proven mighty popular. So, expect to have ample company lapping up 'I'm Not Okay', 'Helena', 'Teenagers', 'I Don't Love You', 'The Foundations of Decay' and more.

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

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