We’re 11 days away from My Chemical Romance taking the stage for the first time in 7 years. As fans prepare for the big Return, the band have continued to announce even more post-reunion shows.
“We are so excited to be coming to Osaka,” the band wrote with the ticket link.
The announcement follows the announcement of their first reunion show in Los Angeles, which sold out almost instantly. The band recently teased an image of the Shrine with a Latin caption that sparked plenty of theories. The update came several weeks after the band’s first photo together at a rehearsal for the upcoming gig.
The band confirmed drummer Jarrod Alexander will play with them for their Dec. 20 show but no information has been given on future gigs.
Thursday are set to open the Los Angeles show following several shows with Saves The Day frontman Chris Conley leading up to the Dec. 20 gig.
Check out the band’s full list of upcoming dates below with the Osaka gig’s tickets here, which go on sale Jan. 25, 2020.
12/20/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
03/20/20 – Download Melbourne @ Melbourne Showgrounds
03/21/20 – Download Sydney @ Parramatta Park
03/25/20 – Western Springs, NZ @ The Outer Fields at Western Springs
03/28/20 – Osaka, JP @ INTEX Osaka
03/29/20 – Download Japan @ Makuhari Messe Event Hall
More on the My Chemical Romance return
Rumors of a My Chemical Romance reunion have run rampant since the emo staples disbanded in 2013. Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman even revealed he attempted to get the band back together for the tour’s 25th anniversary shows to no avail.
However, one rumor took major traction thanks to Joe Jonas. Yes, the Jonas Brother member claimed to have heard the band rehearsing.
The brothers appeared on the KISS FM Breakfast Show June 7 to discuss their new album, but during the interview, Joe Jonas dished some dirt that is definitely toying with our emotions. Joe claims that while they were rehearsing in New York, MCR were apparently there rehearsing right next to them.
“I’ve got some dirt. My Chemical Romance apparently were rehearsing next to us in New York recently, which I thought they broke up, so I don’t know.”
With Joe Jonas and Hoppus getting our hopes up, Frank Iero finally addressed the rumor nearly a month later. Iero squashed the rumors in an interview with the Asbury Park Press ahead of the Atlantic City Warped Tour. “I survived a bus accident, so anything is possible,” Iero said.
When asked about My Chemical Romance, Iero denied Joe’s report of the shared practice space. While Iero denied that anything was currently in the works, he left the door cracked for a victory lap someday.
Then finally, they said it would never happen, and then it did. On Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. ET, activity began on a new Instagram account for My Chemical Romance. The posts surfaced shortly after fans began speculating Frank Iero’s Oct. 30 Instagram post was about more than the weather.
“it’s reported that it’s going to rain in new jersey tomorrow, washing out all Halloween festivities…” Iero posted. “Guess we’re gonna have to find something else to do.”
At 2 p.m. ET on Oct. 31, the band’s Facebook page changed their profile picture to a black candle. Get the full reunion details here.