Photography + Review: My Chemical Romance

Posted: by The Editor

After two years of postponement, the long-awaited return of My Chemical Romance is underway. The tour initially sold out every date within minutes (with about 20,000 tickets available per show) – the comeback tour of the seminal emo band has been a huge success. 

The silver lining of the tour being delayed is that fans got to hear the first new My Chemical Romance song in eight years, “Foundations of Decay”. They kick off their set each night with the new track, which is the only consistent part of each show. The band has randomized each setlist, and fans are surprised every night with something new. Night one brought out the heavy hitters early featuring “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” and “Teenagers” at the beginning of the set.

After the first hour of music, a brief interlude filled the arena before the sold out TD Garden crowd was “G-Noted” by the start of “Welcome to the Black Parade”. The single piano note made everyone in the arena stand up.

The rock opera revived everyone for the final stretch of six songs, featuring “Famous Last Words” before closing with “Vampires Will Never Hurt You” (no “Vampire Money” this night, sorry Stephanie Meyer). The roaring cheers of 20,000 audience members brought My Chemical Romance back on stage for a two song encore of “Give ‘Em Hell Kid” and “Helena” before wishing the crowd goodnight (and hoping to see familiar faces the next day for night two). Do we know what the future holds for My Chemical Romance? No, but with a tour as successful as this one and a new single hot off the press, we hope their successful return continues!



Kyle Musser//@godvfwine