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The My Chemical Romance reunion show was a major moment in recent music history. The return was nearly seven years in the making. By the end, they delivered a show that left fans more than satiated. Aside from making the fans happy, My chemical Romance also made The Shrine happy.

The return show grossed nearly $1,500,000. That is a record-setting number for the venue. They also report that merchandise sales were amongst the top as well.

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The legendary My Chemical Romance gig sold out instantly. So, the show was expected to be incredible. Fans camped out for days beforehand just to secure a good spot in the general admission area.

According to My Chemical Romance’s agency, Paradigm, the show grossed $1,451,745. This makes it the highest-grossing show ever at the venue.

A Paradigm agent Matt Galle spoke with Variety last December about how everything came together and that the band is very excited for what’s to come.

“They had been getting offers for [the last] seven to eight years, and had been talking for a while and trying to figure out the right time, and 2019 was a year that made sense to them,” Galle says.

“They had some backstory with their [2010 album] “Danger Days.” They knew they wanted to do one show and now it’s kind of taken on a life of its own. I think they’re excited about the demand and the response and what else is coming for next year.”

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My Chemical Romance have been masterfully teasing their show announcements since their return and their latest post is spawning speculation they will announce a show in the UK.

The band posted across their social media accounts a cryptic photo of a cloaked skeletal face person with a simple caption containing the UK flag.

Fans are still awaiting a full tour announcement but it appears something for the UK is coming through very soon.

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Gerard Way also posted a photo with a similar aesthetic but no caption just a half-hour prior to the band making their post.

Some posts have been making their way around the internet of alleged leaked lineups for the Reading and Leeds Festivals. While some of the artists in these posts are clearly unable to perform due to being in different countries at the time of the festival, speculation is still persisting that MCR will be one of the headlining acts announced in the coming weeks.

Currently, Liam Gallagher is the only confirmed artist performing at the festival.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, a very dedicated fan packaged all the high-quality footage posted throughout the band’s first show back.

YouTuber Jayzeus Hayes spent a ton of time and effort to let fans who couldn’t attend witness history. Hayes got support for the project by asking fans to send in everything they filmed while at the show. He also took YouTube videos with credit to those who took them to create the video.

What do you think about My Chemical Romance breaking The Shrine’s record? Sound off below!

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