My Chemical Romance will not bring Black Parade Down Under until 2023.
We thought we had seen the end of cancellations and postponement of tours, but unfortunately we are here.
Black-eyeliner-loving millennials in Australia will have to wait a little longer to see typical sad boys from punk My Chemical Romance, who have just postponed their long-awaited Australian tour dates by another year, moving the shows to March 2023. will be the band’s first Australian shows since performing at the Big Day Out Festival in 2012.
“Due to the uncertainty regarding international boundary restrictions and capacity constraints for indoor venues, the date of the My Chemical Romance tours scheduled to take place in March 2022 has now been rescheduled,” the band wrote on Instagram.
What you need to know
- My Chemical Romance has moved their Australian tour to 2023
- This marks the band’s first Australian shows since their performance at the Big Day Out Festival in 2012
- They perform in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney
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The New Jersey-founded group, announced back in November 2019, was originally scheduled to perform in Australia in March as headliners at Download Festival 2020 alongside people like American alt-rockers Deftones, Aussie punks Clowns, Arizona outfit Jimmy Eat World, genre – bending rock band Baroness and more. But just a week after their planned Australian visit, the global pandemic arrived in full force, forcing the band to cancel all tour plans.
At the time, it was already known that the emo band from your teens would be reunited for their first gig since 2012 in LA, but then they decided to take advantage of the hype and take (well, planning to go) abroad.
So, earlier this year, the band finally revealed details of an Australian arena tour in 2022, and plans to launch their exclusive series of shows in Brisbane on Monday 14 March 2022 and perform in Melbourne on Thursday 17 March and Sydney on Saturday, 19 . March.
My Chemical Romance, coming to the top in 2023, will now head to Brisbane Entertainment Center on March 14, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne on March 17 and Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney on March 19, 2023.
The band debuted for the first time in 2002 with the independently released album “I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love”. The band signed with Reprise Records the following year and made their major-label debut with 2004’s “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge”, now 3x certified Platinum. The album featured the platinum hits ‘I’m Not Okay (I Promise),’ the gold-certified ‘Helena’ and ‘The Ghost of You’.
Rolling Stone hailed 3x Platinum ‘The Black Parade’ as one of the best albums of 2006. The leading single ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’ topped both Billboard’s Alternative Songs and UK Official Singles charts and is now 3x Platinum.
The band toured extensively behind the album – performing as characters from “The Black Parade” – and releasing the live album “The Black Parade is Dead!” in 2008. “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys” was released in 2010 and topped Billboard’s Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. It was followed by a series of singles that were later released as “Conventional Weapons” in 2013.
All existing tickets remain valid without the need for exchange. Ticket holders who are unable to attend the rescheduled dates may be refunded their place of purchase. Requests for refunds must be received no later than Friday, December 10 at. 17.00. Go here for more info.