My Chemical Romance announce epic tour dates with over a dozen special guests
My Chemical Romance have announced additional North American tour dates featuring a truly epic roster of artists. The band revealed 14 new tour dates and also released additional tickets for already sold-out events.
During their run, the band will be joined by a massive roster of special guests, including Waterparks, Badflower, Thursday, Turnstile, Surfbort, and Taking Back Sunday. Midtown will also be making their triumphant return following a long hiatus.
MyChem were already slated for an impressive run across the U.S. and Canada, in addition to an appearance at the highly touted When We Were Young festival. Now, the fourteen new dates will see them reach ten new cities and provide additional performances in Brooklyn, Toronto, Boston and Los Angeles.
As thrilling as it is to see MyChem continuing to thrive on the road, the performances are also significant for many of the artists joining along the way. Bands such as Thursday have excited fans with their own return to touring, while many other artists are involved in their own impressive career moments. As a result, MyChem's tour is a show of love to the impressive cast of artists across the musical spectrum who make the music scene so vibrant.
Take Midtown, who is returning nearly 10 years after their last show and nearly 20 since their final album, Forget What You Know. Band frontman Gabe Saporta spoke about the significance of the run and the importance of MyChem's invitation.
“In the early 2010’s people suddenly started taking an interest in Midtown again. This culminated with us reuniting for the 2014 Bamboozle fest.
It was an amazing experience, but our only regret is that our kids were either not born yet, or not old enough to come to the show. As our kids grew up and started searching for their old man’s videos on YouTube, we talked about how great it would be for them to see their dads take the stage once more before getting too old.
Initially, we were working towards launching a project we’d been kicking around for quite some time: Man Band, a dance-focused group featuring us in matching Baby Bjorns. Mikey Way caught wind of our plan but suggested that instead of perfecting our choreography, we simply reunite Midtown to join My Chem on a few shows this summer.
In all seriousness, My Chem and Midtown grew up in the same scene, and it’s beautiful that after all these years, MyChem still care about showing love to where they came from. On a personal level, I think the kids of the Midtown members might see us playing these huge arenas and get the erroneous impression that we’re way more important than we actually are. But at the end of the day maybe it's good for our kids to think their dad actually is a superhero, instead of just some dude running around the house in his underwear.”
For reasons like this one, the tour will be more than a chance to celebrate MyChem's impressive accomplishments. It will be a celebration of the broader accomplishments of alternative music as we know it today.
All dates and supporting artists can be viewed on MCR’s website here.
My Chemical Romance North American tour dates:
08/20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center
08/21 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
08/23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
08/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center
08/26 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
08/27 – Belmont Park, NY @ UBS Arena
08/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
08/30 – Albany, NY @ MVP Arena
09/01 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
09/02 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
09/04 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
09/05 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
09/07 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
09/08 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
09/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
09/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
09/13 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
09/15 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
09/16 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/20 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
09/21 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
09/23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
09/24 – Sunrise, FL @ FLA Live Arena
09/27 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
09/28 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
09/30 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
10/02 – Portland, OR @ MODA Center
10/03 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
10/05 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
10/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
10/08 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
10/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
10/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young
10/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young
10/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young
*New show dates bolded above.