See how MCR fans still found a way to experience their live shows in 2020
It looks like fans have been streaming this album a lot lately.December 7, 2020
It’s clear My Chemical Romance fans have really been missing their live shows in 2020. However, fans have seemingly found a solution to missing out on the band’s now-rescheduled reunion shows this year.
Over the years, My Chemical Romance’s dedicated fanbase have led to some of their old music re-entering the charts years after it first debuted. Back in March 2019, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge re-entered the Billboard 200 at the 191st spot.
Then, in November 2019, The Black Parade re-entered the Billboard 200 for the first time in two years. The return of the album to the charts arrived mere days after MCR announced their highly-awaited reunion.
More recently, Three Cheers returned to the Billboard 200 in October 2020. The 2004 album re-entered the charts at the 185th spot just before the 1st anniversary of My Chemical Romance’s reunion. Following its initial release, the LP spent 79 weeks on the chart and peaked at No. 28.
My Chemical Romance’s ‘Life on the Murder Scene’ re-enters this week’s Billboard 200 (@MCRofficial).
— chart data (@chartdata) December 7, 2020
Although its unclear why Life On The Murder Scene is being listened to so much lately, Record Store Day may have something to do with it. For Black Friday, RSD released a rare vinyl pressing of Life On The Murder Scene. The live album was released back in 2006 and features hits such as “Helena,” “The Ghost Of You” and “I’m Not Okay (I Promise).”
The rare clear 140g 12” vinyl with red splatter marks the first vinyl pressing ever of Life On The Murder Scene. Only 11,500 vinyl were pressed worldwide for the special Nov. 27 sale.
Although not everyone was able to get their hands on the release, it looks like Life On The Murder Scene has a seen a resurgence in other ways. Especially since MCR’s highly-anticipated reunion tour dates have been rescheduled amid the coronavirus pandemic, listeners may be spinning the live album to get a taste of the band’s live show.
According to Billboard, Life On The Murder Scene has spent 4 weeks on the Billboard 200 since its release in 2006. The LP went on to peak at No. 30 on Apr. 7, 2006. It’s unknown which spot the album has returned to on the Billboard 200. However, Billboard will likely unveil the sales data for the chart sometime this week.
Life On The Murder Scene is available to stream below.
Are you surprised to see Life On The Murder Scene re-enter the Billboard 200? Did you manage to get the rare vinyl for Record Story Day’s Black Friday? Let us know in the comments below.