My Chemical Romance performed their first live show in over seven years last night in LA.
The band went straight for the feels, sucker punching the audience by opening the show with an energy-filled rendition of their iconic hit ‘I’m Not Okay (I Promise)’.
Performing at the Shrine Expo Hall, at a show that unsurprisingly sold out in just minutes, MCR showed they’ve lost nothing since their 2013 break-up.
Fans were not disappointed, with the setlist including ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’, ‘You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us In Prison’, and ‘Teenagers’.
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Gerard Way, Frank Iero, Mikey Way, Ray Toro and Jarrod Alexander dedicated the gig to former manager Lauren Valencia.
“It’s been a long time, Los Angeles. Thank you for being here tonight,” said Gerard.
“We didn’t know if this was ever gonna happen again, so we really appreciate you showing up.”
It was their first performance since Bamboozle 2012, and MCR are set to play shows in New Zealand and Japan in 2020, and of course are performing at Download Festival in Australia.
If last night is anything to go by, it’s going to be the most incredible throwback set of the year.