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Frank Iero reflects on My Chemical Romance’s delayed reunion tour

Guitarist Frank Iero says it’s been such a weird experience” to have so many well-made plans” for My Chem’s reunion – only for everything to be put on pause due to coronavirus.

Though their huge plans for a 2020 reunion run sadly didn’t happen, guitarist Frank Iero has enthused that he can’t wait” to get back onstage with his My Chemical Romance bandmates when the time eventually comes.

The New Jersey emo heroes are currently still scheduled to hit the road from June onwards for their rescheduled comeback dates, and the six-stringer admits that it’s been such a weird experience” to have made so many advance plans and still be waiting around for them to happen.

In a 45-minute interview with At The Drive-Ins Jim Ward, Frank says of My Chem’s return: I can’t wait, man. 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 plan is to make it seem like you didn’t put any work in, you didn’t prepare for anything like fucking James Dean,” he jokes. You just want to be cool without even trying.”

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On the one-year anniversary of My Chemical Romance’s triumphant return at The Shrine in Los Angeles in December 2019, Frank posted, Throughout 2020 I have been incredibly fortunate to be able to play a few live streams and collaborate remotely with some ridiculously talented individuals… but as much fun as that has been, I really can’t wait for it to be safe enough to be able to play real shows again.

Take care of one another. wear a mask, stay safe, and keep the faith.”

Bassist Mikey Way also wrote on Instagram: Thinking back to a magical night three hundred and sixty five days ago. Dreaming of the moment when we can do it all again. Until then – Stay safe out there.”

MCR are scheduled to kick off their comeback run in England on June 15 at the Eden Project, though Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced yesterday that large” live events could begin taking place again from June 21 according to the government’s four-step roadmap out of lockdown. Stay tuned for more news on that when we have it.

As it stands, you can currently catch My Chem at the following dates:


15 St. Austell Eden Project
17 Milton Keynes Stadium MK
19 Milton Keynes Stadium MK
20 Milton Keynes Stadium MK
22 Dublin Royal Hospital Kilmainham 


2 Prague Rocks
4 Bologna Sonic Park Festival
6 Bonn Kunst!rasen
7 Bonn Kunst!rasen
9 Kiev U Park Live
11 Moscow Park Live Festival
12 St Petersburg Ice Palace


8 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
9 Toronto, Ontario – Scotiabank Arena
11 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
13 Boston, MA – Garden
15 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
16 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
18 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
19 Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown
21 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
22 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
25 Sunrise, FLBB&T Center
28 Houston, TX – American Airlines Center 


1 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
3 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
6 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
8 Las Vegas, NV – T‑Mobile Arena
11 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
12 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
14 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
17 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum 


6 Auckland, NZ – Outer Fields At Western Springs

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Posted on February 23rd 2021, 11:49a.m.
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