My Chemical Romance gig reveal gives new look at “An Offering…” figure
My Chemical Romance have now announced four additional shows (excluding the add-on dates in L.A. and New Jersey) since "A summoning..." took the world by storm with the U.S. tour announcement.
My Chemical Romance are really keeping fans on their toes with their entire return. Through the use of social media and two epic videos, they've managed to sell out a vast majority of their 38 announced shows.
They haven’t played a show since their legendary return at the Shrine on Dec. 20. But, we will get to see MCR play again very soon as their next show takes place on March 20 in Melbourne, Australia.
My Chemical Romance announced a new show as recently as March 2. That show takes place in the Czech Republic. Before that, they added a second show in Bonn, Germany at KUNST!RASEN. The first date on July 6 sold out.
This new date takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia on July 13. The gig is two days after their Park Live performance in Moscow and to date, is their last show in Europe.
The new post gives us a great angle of the cloaked skeleton figure from "An Offering..." that was previously unseen, save for perhaps a brief glimpse if you paused the video. Check it out below.
My Chemical Romance’s next show will take place in at Download Festival in Melbourne, AU on March 20. Fans in the U.S will have a tough time grabbing tickets because they sold out so quickly, but there are still opportunities to see the band at festivals such as Riot Fest and Download Festival in Australia and Japan. A full list of dates is below, with the new date in bold.
03/20 – Melbourne, AU @ Melbourne Showgrounds (Download Melbourne)
03/21 – Sydney, AU @ Parramatta Park (Download Sydney)
03/25 – Western Springs, NZ @ The Outer Fields at Western Springs
03/28 – Osaka, JP @ INTEX Osaka
03/29 – Download Japan @ Makuhari Messe Event Hall
06/16 – Cornwall, UK @ Eden Project
06/18 – Milton Keynes, UK @Stadium MK (SOLD OUT)
06/20 – Milton Keynes, UK @ Stadium MK (SOLD OUT)
06/21 – Milton Keynes, UK @ Stadium MK (SOLD OUT)
06/23 – Dublin, IE @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham
07/01 – Sopron, HU @ Volt Festival
07/03 – Prague, CZ @ Prague Rocks
07/04 – Bologna, IT @ Sonic Park Fest
07/06 – Bonn, DE @ KUNST!RASEN (SOLD OUT)
07/07 – Bonn, DE @ KUNST!RASEN
07/11 – Moscow, RU @ Gorky Park
07/13 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Ice Palace
09/09 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena (SOLD OUT)
09/11 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center (SOLD OUT)
09/12 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/14 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena (SOLD OUT)
09/15 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden (SOLD OUT)
09/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center (SOLD OUT)
09/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center (SOLD OUT)
09/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown
09/22 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center (SOLD OUT)
09/23 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center (SOLD OUT)
09/26 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center (SOLD OUT)
09/29 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center (SOLD OUT)
09/30 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center (SOLD OUT)
10/02 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center (SOLD OUT)
10/04 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome (SOLD OUT)
10/06 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena (SOLD OUT)
10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (SOLD OUT)
10/10 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena (SOLD OUT)
10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (SOLD OUT)
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (SOLD OUT)
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (SOLD OUT)
More My Chemical Romance
It seemed like Planet Earth seemed genuinely stoked for the My Chemical Romance reunion show at the Shrine in Los Angeles last December. While the legion of stans who couldn’t make it settled for fuzzy cellphone coverage of the event, there was that nagging feeing. C’mon guys: There has got to be a tour.
Of course, MCR don’t do anything resembling a half-measure. That’s why “A summoning…,” the micro-movie that announced their American tour dates, felt more important than the actual LA show. That excitement came courtesy of director Kris Mercado and producers Audrey Ellis Fox and Joanna Shaw working in tandem with the band.
In a recent story in Variety, Mercado said he first met the band backstage at the Shrine Auditorium. He told Gerard Way how much he admired his ability to work in all kinds of mediums, from music to comics to television production. Ellis was tasked with the roles of location scouting and casting director. (All during Christmas, no less.) Shaw’s company Unicorns And Unicorns was enlisted through Warner Music, MCR’s label.
In typical My Chemical Romance form, the band (not the label) were completely hands-on with the project. The group members and associate Brian Schechter had created the “A summoning…” script, incorporating all kinds of talismans (the demolition lovers, the Draculoids, etc) of MCR lore up to the present day. Mercado, according to Ellis Fox, “did an incredible job putting his own spin on the creative and modernizing My Chemical Romance’s history.
“The whole concept came from the band,” Ellis Fox continues. “All the Easter eggs that the fans went crazy over, those were all placed by the band. And then Kris and I were able to do our own spin on things. Usually with music videos you sort of talk to the band through a label. But this was direct.”
At last count, “A summoning…” is reaching close to 1.5 million views and has inspired intense frame-by-frame discussion throughout MCR’s fandom. As it should. It’s the kind of greatness that happens when a bunch of visionaries get in the room.
Watch “A summoning…” (again) below.