My Chemical Romance in Milton Keynes 2020: dates, set-list and how to get tickets for the comeback show at Stadium MK
The pop-punkers - famed for hits like 'Welcome to the Black Parade' and 'Teenagers' - have announced a summer show - they’ll play a headline set at Milton Keynes’ Stadium MK in June.
The band shared a clip on social media titled ‘An Offering’, in which they confirmed the date of their first UK show in nearly 10 years will take place on 20 June 2020.
Speculation had been rife as to whether the Gerard Way-fronted group would make the trip to British shores; at the start of January, the band shared a photo of a hooded figure wearing a skull mask, captioned with a Union Jack emoji.
In a second video, the flag was seen alongside symbols from the Theban alphabet; fans translated these, and the word 'June' was revealed.
What might they play?
The pop-punkers officially reunited at the tail end of 2019, playing a show at Los Angeles' Shrine Expo Hall to kick off their much anticipated comeback tour.
The shows are the band's first since 2012.
At their LA comeback show in December, the band's setlist included all the hits, and even featured a live debut of the track 'Make Room!!!'
The full setlist looked like this:
I'm Not Okay (I Promise) Thank You for the Venom Give 'Em Hell, Kid House of Wolves Summertime You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison Make Room!!!! Our Lady of Sorrows Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) Sleep Mama I Don't Love You DESTROYA Teenagers S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W Famous Last Words The Kids From Yesterday
Vampire Money Helena
Welcome to the Black Parade
How do I get tickets?
The tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster now.
They are limited to six per person for standing, and four per person for seating.
If you're wanting to attend the show, you might want to be quick; tickets sold out in minutes when tickets for the band's first reunion show went on sale last November.
'It adds a layer of stress'
In 2017, speaking on the band's initial 2013 split, frontman Gerard Way told iNews that the band "stopped being about the art".
"There were a lot of really dark times during that period, and I was drinking again, which I haven’t talked about a lot, but it was a really difficult time for me," he said.
"It was tough on all the guys. We scrapped records, spent millions of dollars, and we were touring on this record, and it didn’t feel like the world needed My Chem anymore.
"We had Obama, things were going really well, we were making so much progress.
"I’m able to read the writing on the wall pretty clearly, and I was like, 'Nobody really needs us now - I think it’s time to finish.'"
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When asked in October 2017 whether a My Chemical Romance reunion was on the cards, Way said: "It’s a tricky thing."
"You have four guys that really get along, and I think we all fully understand each other now and love each other. We all got together recently and it was wonderful - we didn’t even talk about the band or playing shows again.
"It adds a layer of stress. When something gets really big like that, it’s hard on you for many reasons, and it’s very stressful, so I wouldn’t want to disrupt anybody’s life right now."