Ahead of her first-ever trip to New Zealand, we sat down with Swedish singer-songwriter Leon to chat about making her debut album and taking it to stages around the world.
We have been holding our breath in suspense, but now we can finally confirm that in 2020 My Chemical Romance will return to New Zealand.
Just last week, beloved American rockers and dads of early 2000s emo My Chemical Romance ended their six-year break with the announcement of a single American show (which took mere minutes to sell out) – sending social media into meltdown and breaking the internet in the process.
Now, we can confirm that My Chemical Romance will be heading our way for what is sure to be a very powerful set Auckland show. Last on our shores in early 2012, it has been a long wait for an MCR return, so their return is very very big news.
You probably don’t need a history lesson from us, but because we’re so excited, let us wax lyrical about My Chemical Romance for a little bit. We first met the New Jersey band in 2002 with the release of their debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, but it wasn’t until 2004 and their (now cult classic) record Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge that the band were skyrocketed to international acclaim. Singles like ‘Helena’, ‘The Ghost of You’, and ‘I’m Not Okay’ became instant anthems for teenagers and young adults around the world. Two years later and My Chemical Romance released The Black Parade and with its lead single ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ and singalong anthem ‘Teenagers’, My Chemical Romance had well and truly cemented themselves as the quintessential sad boys of punk rock. Finally, 2010’s Danger Days continued to push their creativity in an explosive rush of metallic pop – marking what would be their last recorded material. Now, in 2020, we get to dive right back into their back catalogue (not that we’d ever really stopped listening) – but where their music heads now is anyone’s guess.
If you didn’t think this show was already huge – just wait until you hear the rest. Arizona alt-rockers Jimmy Eat World are set to bring their huge catalogue of tunes, which of course includes their freshly released tenth album Surviving our way. They’ll both be joined by local artists Midnight Youth and Miss June.
My Chemical Romance will make their long-awaited return at The Outer Fields at Western Springs, Auckland on Wednesday 25 March. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.