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Jimmy Eat World's Jim Adkins, My Chemical Romance | Images: Barry Brecheisen/WireImage, David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns

Jimmy Eat World Are Supporting My Chemical Romance on Their 2023 Australian Tour

My Chemical Romance have announced Arizona emo rock outfit Jimmy Eat World will support them at all shows of their long-awaited Australian tour next year. The upcoming tour marks the reunited MCR’s first Australian shows since their 2012 Big Day Out appearances.

After multiple false starts, My Chem (with Jimmy Eat World in tow) will return to Australia for two arena shows apiece in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in March 2023. Find tickets here.

Jimmy Eat World – ‘Sweetness’

It won’t be the first time that MCR and Jimmy Eat World have played shows in Australia together, having both opened for Green Day at a pair of stadium concerts in Sydney and Melbourne back in 2005. Both MCR and Jimmy Eat World were set to perform at the 2020 edition of Download Festival, but the event was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Jimmy Eat World’s support slots next year will be their first Australian shows in some six years. Since then, the band have released a new album, 2019’s Surviving. In June of this year, they followed it up with a new standalone single, ‘Something Loud’.

My Chemical Romance, meanwhile, released new single ‘The Foundations of Decay’ in May, their first new music since 2014’s ‘Fake Your Death’. The band’s most recent album was 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.

MCR have recently been pulling out some deep cuts on tour in North America. In Oklahoma City last month, for instance, they played ‘Bury Me in Black’ for the first time since 2003 and ‘This Is the Best Day Ever’ for the first time since 2005.

Further Reading

My Chemical Romance: 10 Essential Tracks

In Defence Of: My Chemical Romance’s ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’

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