After announcing plans to go solo, leaving behind the band that made him a household name, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has revealed that he will be making his official, solo, on-stage debut and no it’s not on some small stage in the middle of nowhere.
It was revealed this morning through Twitter that Way would be making his first-ever live appearance as a solo artist at this year’s Reading and Leeds Music Festivals. The festivals, as always, will take place in late August simultaneously at both locations. Reading’s show will take place at the Richfield Avenue while Leeds will take place at Bramham Park.
Last month, Way announced his plan to go solo now that the other members of My Chemical Romance have done the same. Bassist Mikey Way went onto to form Electric Century, guitarist Frank Iero continued with his previous side projects and guitarist Ray Toro has been in the studio working on some secret project.
Reading and Leeds will take place during the weekend on August 22-24 and is expected to stream the event online like they do every year. Way joins an already packed line-up including Jimmy Eat World, A Day to Remember, Issues, Paramore, tour mates blink-182 and many more.
Tickets are currently on sale for the show, but with line-up like that, you might not want to take a chance on waiting for the last-minute.