Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans are still anxiously waiting to see My Chemical Romance hit the stage for their upcoming return tour.
Now, Frank Iero has revealed how he feels about MCR having to delay their return tour. As it turns out, the band seemingly had a lot of things going on behind-the-scenes before the pandemic hit.
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Back in December 2019, My Chemical Romance surprised the music world when they reunited for that historic show in Los Angeles. Shortly after, the band announced that they are taking their reunion on the road for their first U.S. tour in nine years. Of course, it’s came as no surprise that the entire tour sold out in under six hours as fans desperately tried to get tickets.
However, as the COVID crisis hit early last year, My Chemical Romance’s tour plans quickly became unrealistic. By mid-2020, the Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the U.K. and U.S. tours were all postponed.
As it stands, My Chemical Romance’s return tour is set to kick off on June 15 in the U.K. Now, Frank Iero has finally opened up about My Chemical Romance hitting the pause button on their highly-anticipated tour.
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During a recent interview with At The Drive-In‘s Jim Ward, Iero reveals that the band actually had a lot of things planned. Despite this, he can’t wait to finally perform on stage with his MCR bandmates again soon.
“I can’t wait, man,” Iero says. “I really can’t. It’s such a weird experience to be like, ‘hey alright all of this stuff that we’ve been working towards and these well-made plans,’ and all of a sudden it’s like, ‘ah hurry up and wait.’ But it happens…The play is to make it seem like you didn’t put any work in, you didn’t prepare for anything like fucking James Dean. You just want to be cool without even trying.”
Frank re: hitting pause on the reunion plans pic.twitter.com/D5EGWfAQzP
— My Chemical Fancast 🕯 (@ChemicalFancast) February 20, 2021
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As the days tick away until the highly-anticipated start of MCR’s return tour, Iero is managing to stay very busy. Shortly after revealing he did a guitar swap with Slayer‘s Gary Holt, Iero confirmed he has plenty of new musical projects in the works. Earlier this year, Frank Iero and The Future Violents unveiled their latest, and possibly last, EP Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place.
As well, the Used‘s Jeph Howard seemingly confirmed those MCR tour rumors were true after all. Last month, Howard explained that the Used were really supposed to open for a few My Chemical Romance return shows. However, it’s still unknown if they will be joining the tour sometime this year.
Frank Iero’s full interview with Jim Ward is available to watch below.
2021 My Chemical Romance tour dates:
06/15/2021 – St. Austell, UK @Eden Sessions
06/17/2021 – Milton Keynes, UK @Stadium MK
06/19/2021 – Milton Keynes, UK @ Stadium MK
06/20/2021 – Milton Keynes, UK @ Stadium MK
06/22/2021 – Dublin, IE @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham
07/02/2021 – Prague, CZ @ Prague Rocks
07/04/2021 – Bologna, IT @ Sonic Park Fest
07/06/2021 – Bonn, DE @ KUNST!RASEN (SOLD OUT)
07/07/2021 – Bonn, DE @ KUNST!RASEN
07/09/2021 – Kiev, UA @ U Park Live
07/11/2021 – Moscow, RU @ Gorky Park
07/12/2021 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Ice Palace
09/08/2021 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center (SOLD OUT)
09/09/2021 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena (SOLD OUT)
09/11/2021 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center (SOLD OUT)
09/13/2021 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden (SOLD OUT)
09/15/2021 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena (SOLD OUT)
09/16/2021 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center (SOLD OUT)
09/18/2021 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/19/2021 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown
09/21/2021 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center (SOLD OUT)
09/22/2021 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center (SOLD OUT)
09/25/2021 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center (SOLD OUT)
09/28/2021 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center (SOLD OUT)
09/29/2021 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center (SOLD OUT)
10/01/2021 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center (SOLD OUT)
10/03/2021 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome (SOLD OUT)
10/06/2021 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena (SOLD OUT)
10/08/2021 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena (SOLD OUT)
10/11/2021 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (SOLD OUT)
10/12/2021 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (SOLD OUT)
10/14/2021 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (SOLD OUT)
10/17/2021 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (SOLD OUT)
11/06/2021 – Western Springs, NZ @ The Outer Fields at Western Springs
Do you have tickets to see My Chemical Romance later this year? Do you think their return tour will get postponed again? Let us know in the comments below.