The Emo pioneers My Chemical Romance traveled overseas to perform in the U.K. for the first time in 11 years at The Eden Project in St Austell, England on May 16th, This show kicked off their long-awaited reunion tour, and the initial run of shows in 2020 fell victim to the pandemic. The setlist was packed with B-sides and hits that span MCR’s career. There was an immense amount of gratitude beaming from the stage, “We’re so happy to be here” were the words spoken by frontman Gerard Way before stating “Now let’s play some fucking rock music” which sent the band into “This Is How I Disappear”.
Long-time fans were fed the classics but not before MCR gave them something fresh. The band kicked off their show in Cornwall with a playthrough of their new single “The Foundations of Decay”, the band’s first time performing the song live. The single (released May 12) is the band’s first release since their split in 2013 and maybe just the beginning of new music from the New Jersey natives.
A fan posted a photo of new merch that the band was selling at the show, much of it had the word “Swarm” written across it. Fans are speculating that the new merch, new single, and a world tour could all lead to a full LP of new tunes from the kings of angst.
Sure seems like there’s a My Chemical Romance album on the way, and it’s probably called Swarm.
Photos from tonight’s tour kickoff in the UK pic.twitter.com/JFULimc8Wl
— James Shotwell (@JamesShotwell_) May 16, 2022