My Chemical Romance schedule reunion show for December

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Well, guys, after six years (yes, it’s been that long), My Chemical Romance has finally decided that it’s time to get the band back together and hit the stage once more.

On Thursday (Oct. 31), which also happened to be guitarist Frank Iero’s birthday, the New Jersey-founded band took to social media to confirm the news. Things started out as they usually do with the band’s social media accounts being wiped of all previous posts.

Soon, new posts started to appear on the profiles, which made way for all those rumors mills to kick into high-gear again. While everyone was busy trying to decipher what was going on, the group dropped the bomb.

A reunion show. In Los Angeles. In December.

Oh yeah. The MCRmy is ready.

My Chemical Romance will formally reunite on Dec. 20 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m. EST/noon PST.

May the odds be ever in your favor because it looks like the real Hunger Games is about to begin.

Check out the band’s official announcement below.

Speculations of a reunion or a one-off show have been running rampant for several years. Sadly, most of them resulted in stupid sales pitches that weren’t very well received by fans. (Does anyone remember the Black Parade reissue debacle in 2016?)

This news does come as a surprise to some because, in past interviews, the question of a reunion was always side-stepped. Earlier this year, Joe Jonas had come out and said that My Chem was recording new music to which Iero was quick to respond in a not-so-nice manner.

Looks like Jonas almost spilled the massive beans.

Frank Iero and the Future Violents add west coast shows

If you live on the west coast and thought you weren’t going to get the chance to see Frank Iero and the Future Violents on tour, then today is your lucky day. On Friday (April 19), the former My Chemical Romance guitarist and his new band announced new tour dates for later this summer.

The new stops will find the group performing at venues on the west coast from late-July through mid-August. The second leg of their headlining tour begins on July 23 at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland and concludes a few weeks later on Aug. 10 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Last month, the group unveiled their first set of headlining tour dates for the summer months. The first part of the summer jaunt begins on May 29 at the Foundry in Philadelphia and concludes a month later on June 22 at Rock Off Cruise in New York.

The band also confirmed that Reggie and the Full Effect will open for them during the east coast shows while Geoff Rickly of Thursday will take over the supporting act position during the west coast stops of the tour.

In between both legs of the tour, the group will appear at several music festivals. Those shows include the Atlantic City edition of the Vans Warped Tour (June 29), Rock for People in Czechia (July 5), 2000 Trees in the United Kingdom (July 13), Great South Bay Music Festival in New York (July 18), and the California stop of the Vans Warped Tour (July 21).

The new shows are in support of the group’s upcoming studio album. Barriers is due out May 31 through UNFD. Pre-orders for the new record can be found here. Barriers was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago and is the follow-up to Iero’s 2016 release, Parachutes.

Iero and company are currently on the road with Taking Back Sunday for the latter’s Twenty tour dates.

Frank Iero and the Future Violents’ full summer itinerary can be found below.

FRANK IERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS 2019 TOUR DATES:

May 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
May 30 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
May 31 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom At The Outer Space
June 1 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
June 2 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
June 4 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
June 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
June 6 – Detroit, MI – El Club
June 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
June 8 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
June 10 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
June 11 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
June 13 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar
June 14 – Orlando, FL – The Social
June 15 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
June 16 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
June 18 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
June 20 – VA Beach, VA – eLEVATION 27
June 21 – Washington DC – Union Stage
June 22 – New York, New York – Rocks Off Cruise

June 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beach [Warped Tour]
July 5 – Hradec Kralove, CZ – Rock for People
July 13 – Upcote Farm, UK – 2000 Trees
July 18 – Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music Festival
July 21 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater [Warped Tour]

July 23 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
July 24 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
July 26 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
July 27 – Salt Lake City, UT -Kilby Court
July 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 30 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Aug.1 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Aug.2 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
Aug.3 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Aug.6 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Aug.7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues, Voodoo Room
Aug.9 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Aug.10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour

Watch: Frank Iero and the Future Violents share video for ‘Young and Doomed’

A day or so after announcing the release of his third solo studio album, Frank Iero is back with the official music video for the record’s lead single. On Thursday (March 21), the former My Chemical Romance guitarist shared the music video for “Young and Doomed.”

The four-minute clip primarily features the group on a soundstage with a white sheet behind them. As the music video progresses, we see the band performing the new song as footage of cells are projected on them and the white backdrop. Halfway through the clip, childhood photos of Iero and his bandmates (Evan Nestor, Matt Armstrong, Tucker Rule, and Kayleigh Goldsworthy) are superimposed on the adult versions of themselves as they sing the lyrics to the new tune.

The track, which has been described as a “dark rock n’ roll anthem,” made its world premiere on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac. Watch the music video for “Young and Doomed” above.

“Young and Doomed” is the first single off Frank Iero and the Future Violents upcoming album. Barriers is due out May 31 through the act’s new home of UNFD. Pre-orders for the new record can be found here. Barriers was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago and is the follow-up to Iero’s 2016 release, Parachutes.

In support of the album’s release, Iero and company will embark on a headlining summer jaunt. The trek begins on May 29 at the Foundry in Philadelphia and concludes a month later on June 22 at Rock Off Cruise in New York.

Before heading out on their own tour, Iero and the Future Violents will hit the road alongside Taking Back Sunday for the latter’s North American 20th-anniversary tour.

Frank Iero and the Future Violents full tour itinerary can be found below.

FRANK IERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS 2019 TOUR DATES:
May 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
May 30 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
May 31 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom At The Outer Space
June 1 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
June 2 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
June 4 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
June 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
June 6 – Detroit, MI – El Club
June 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
June 8 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
June 10 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
June 11 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
June 13 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar
June 14 – Orlando, FL – The Social
June 15 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
June 16 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
June 18 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
June 20 – VA Beach, VA – eLEVATION 27
June 21 – Washington DC – Union Stage
June 22 – New York, New York – Rocks Off Cruise

Frank Iero announces new studio album, change in band name

Frank Iero is back with not only a brand new record but also a brand new band name. On Tuesday (March 19), the former My Chemical Romance guitarist announced the upcoming release of his third solo studio album as well as his band’s new name.

Titled Barriers, the musician’s forthcoming album is due out May 31 through Iero’s new home of UNFD.

“[I’m] super excited to be joining the UNFD family,” Iero said in a press statement about the new signing.

“We’ve known each other for a long time and the opportunity to be finally working together with people who really understand the project and believe in it is the greatest thing you could ever ask for.”

Barriers was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago.

While Iero’s new studio effort won’t be out until late May, the singer confirmed that fans will get a taste of the new record sooner rather than later. The album’s first single, “Young and Doomed,” will make its worldwide premiere this Wednesday (March 20) on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac.

In addition to the album announcement, Iero also revealed that his band’s name has once again changed. Dubbed Frank Iero and the Future Violents, the group is made up of longtime collaborator Evan Nestor, Matt Armstrong (ex-Murder by Death), Tucker Rule (Thursday), and Kayleigh Goldsworthy (Golds, Dave Hause, The Mermaid).

Iero changing his band’s name is not at all surprising for fans. For 2014’s Stomachaches, his group went by frnkiero and the cellabration while for 2016’s Parachutes, the act’s moniker was changed to Frank Iero and the Patience.

“Dear frendz, I am pleased to announce that Matt Armstrong, Kayleigh Goldsworthy, Evan Nestor, Tucker Rule and I have made a new record together under the moniker of Frank Iero and the Future Violents,” the musician posted on Instagram.

“This record has been a dream come true and I can’t wait for you all to hear it. There’s so much more to come, but I will leave you with that for now… trust me, this is going to be a busy week!”

Frnkiero andthe Cellabration to Head Out on First Headlining Tour

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Over a year after announcing the creation of his new music project, Frank Iero has now announced that Frnkiero andthe cellabration will be heading out on their first ever headlining tour.

Up until now, the band have been playing the role of supporting act for several bands including Taking Back Sunday and The Used, but now, they will be the headliners for their trek across the country.

The former My Chemical Romance guitarist had told fans yesterday to keep their eyes open for some exciting news, and like promised, today the tour was revealed as well as the tour dates.

The almost two month trek will begin on Feb. 18 in New York at The Studio in Webster Hall and visit several North American cities before wrapping up in Iero’s home state of New Jersey at Asbury Park’s The Stone Pony on Apr. 2.

“I’m really looking forward to finally bringing the whole record to the stage,” said Iero in a statement.

Stomachaches started out as a personal challenge to overcome how I felt and transform my adversity into something beautiful and creative. It has now taken on a completely new life and started to change and evolve the more I share these songs publicly. I’m excited to see how far the band and the work can grow as a result of touring it in its entirety.

The Homeless Gospel Choir and Modern Chemistry will be joining Iero and the rest of the band on the tour. Full tour dates can be seen below.

FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION TOUR DATES:

02/18 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
02/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
02/20 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
02/21 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
02/24 – Montreal, QC @ Underworld
02/25 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
02/26 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
02/27 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
02/28 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
03/01 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
03/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
03/04 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
03/05 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
03/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Gallery
03/07 – Boise, ID @ Shredder
03/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
03/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
03/13 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
03/14 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
03/16 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
03/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
03/25 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
03/26 – Tallahassee, FL @ Pug’s Live
03/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/28 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
03/30 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
04/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
04/02 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony

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Frnkiero andthe cellabration Go “Joyriding”

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After hinting at their new music video, Frnkiero andthe cellbaration have finally released the music video for their second single, “Joyriding.”

It was announced last week that this track, which happened to be the first demo from the new project to be released, would become the second single from their recently released album, stomachaches.

For anyone that feels a little surprised by all the blood in the video, this is Frank Iero we are talking about; Halloween baby to the end. Plus, the first music video wasn’t exactly rainbow and unicorns, you know with the kidnapping of a corpse and pulling out the insides of those pesky “goonies” that kidnapped the corpse.

If you pay close enough attention to the beginning of the “Weighted” video, you will notice the music video for “Joyriding” is the same video playing on the television in the main kid’s room.

Check out the video below.

Frankiero andthe cellaration will soon be heading out on tour with Taking Back Sunday and The Used in support of stomachaches. After that, the group are slated to head across the pond on another tour.

Full tour dates for the TBS/The Used dates are listed here.

TAKING BACK SUNDAY and THE USED TOUR:

09/08–Columbus, OH, LC Pavilion

09/10–Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE

09/12—Grand Rapids, MI, Orbit Room

09/16—Minneapolis, MN, The Myth

09/17–Sioux Falls, SD, The District

09/19—Kansas City, MO, Live! at the Power & Ligth District

09/21—Billings, MT, Shrine Auditorium

09/23—Idaho Falls, ID, Civic Auditorium

09/25—Seattle, WA, Showbox, Sodo

09/26—Portland, OR, Roseland Theater

09/29—Calgary, AB, Macewan Hall

09/30—Edmonton, AB, Union Hall

10/02—Winnipeg, MB, The Burton Cummings Theater

10/03—Fargo, ND, The Venue

10/04—Des Moines, IA, 7 Flags Events Center

10/06—St. Louis, MO, The Pageant

Watch Frnkiero and the cellabrations’ Debut Music Video

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After weeks of teasing with pictures and hints, Frnkiero and the Cellbaration have finally released the music video for their lead single, “Weighted.”

The video, which goes from “okay cute” with a Goonies-esque opening scene of a group of kids on their bikes outside of a funeral home to “creepy” in no time. The black and white video plays up the creepy, Halloween-centric-ness that we have come to enjoy from frontman Iero perfectly well. Come on, the first shot of Iero features him inside of a coffin and the little kids want to “steal the corpse.”

Oh yeah, we won’t mention what happens towards the end of the video. Check it all out here.

“I’m so excited for people to see this video we made,” said Iero.

“When I first wrote out the treatment/concept, I knew it had to be John Carlucci and Brandon Laganke in the directors chair and my friend Tate Steinsiek on special effects. No one else could have made my dreams a reality like they did. I needed incredibly talented, sick-in-the-head individuals who didn’t mind working 32 hours a day to make this all happen. And I must say I am forever indebted to their beautifully deranged spirits.”

“Weighted” is the first single from the newly-formed group’s upcoming debut, Stomachaches which will be release through Staples Record on August 26.

In support of their debut record, Iero and company (guitarist Evan Nestor, bassist Rob Hughes, and drummer Matt Olsson) will be heading out on tour with Taking Back Sunday and The Used beginning at the end of the month.

FULL TOUR DATES:

8/25 – Fords, NJ @ Vintage Vinyl – SOLD OUT
09/06 – Howell, NJ @ GameChanger World ^
09/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle ^
09/08 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
09/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
09/11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s  *
09/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
09/13 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest  #
09/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room – Old National Centre
09/16 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth
09/17 – Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
09/19 – Kansas City, MO @ KC Live! At Kansas City Power & Light District
09/21 – Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
09/23 – Idaho Falls, ID @ Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium
09/24 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory *
09/25 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
09/26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
09/29 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
09/30 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10/02 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
10/03 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue
10/04 – Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
10/06 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/07 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *
10/09 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery  ^

All dates with Taking Back Sunday and The Used except:
# – festival date
* – with Taking Back Sunday only
^ – headline date

Stream Frnkiero and the Celllabration’s New Song

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Frank Iero recently announced his new project, Frnkiero and the Cellabration and it looks like the guitarist’s new project is showing no signs of slowing down.

After announcing the band, Iero went on to reveal that they would be releasing their debut album soon. Then, news came that Iero and company would be hitting the road with former tour mates and My Chemical Romance buddy bands, Taking Back Sunday and The Used. Iero told fans that the music he had created under the new moniker, would be performed for the first time ever in front of a crowd during this tour.

Yesterday during the day, Iero revealed he would be releasing one of the songs from the upcoming debut album at night. Sticking to his word, “Weighted” was unveiled.

Check out the song below.

Frnkiero and the Cellabration’s album stomachaches is set to be released on August 26 via Staple Records.

Frnkiero and the Cellabration to Join Taking Back Sunday and The Used on Tour

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Taking Back Sunday and The Used recently announced that they will be joining forces once again to travel around the country for the second time in 2014. After a successful tour at in support of both their new albums, Taking Back Sunday for Happiness Is… and The Used for Imaginary Enemy, the two bands decided to hit the road together one more time.

Today, it was announced that former My Chemical Romance guitarist, Frank Iero and his new band, Frnkiero and the Cellabration are set to be opening up for Taking Back Sunday and The Used on the upcoming new dates.

“I’m really looking forward to getting on the road and finally playing these songs live,” Iero said.

“It’s strange, while making ‘Stomachaches’ I never got to really play the songs before recording them, because for the most part, it was just me, making them all by myself late at night in my basement. So it’s kind of a scary and exciting experience for me right now to finally hear these songs come to life in a live setting. And I’m glad to be able to be doing it with old friends like Taking Back Sunday and The Used.”

Frnkiero and the Cellabrations’ debut album is set to be released on August 26.

TAKING BACK SUNDAY and THE USED feat. frnkiero and the cellabration TOUR DATES:

09/08–Columbus, OH, LC Pavilion

09/10–Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE

09/12—Grand Rapids, MI, Orbit Room

09/16—Minneapolis, MN, The Myth

09/17–Sioux Falls, SD, The District

09/19—Kansas City, MO, Live! at the Power & Ligth District

09/21—Billings, MT, Shrine Auditorium

09/23—Idaho Falls, ID, Civic Auditorium

09/25—Seattle, WA, Showbox, Sodo

09/26—Portland, OR, Roseland Theater

09/29—Calgary, AB, Macewan Hall

09/30—Edmonton, AB, Union Hall

10/02—Winnipeg, MB, The Burton Cummings Theater

10/03—Fargo, ND, The Venue

10/04—Des Moines, IA, 7 Flags Events Center

10/06—St. Louis, MO, The Pageant

Frank Iero Announces New Project

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If any My Chemical Romance fans were hoping that the tenth anniversary of Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge would bring the band back together, it looks like most of our hopes and dreams were squashed when the anniversary came and went and not even a single peep was heard about it.

At this point, we have already seen how most members of the now-defuct band have moved on. Frontman Gerard Way announced he would be doing some solo stuff, even releasing his first track, “Action Cat” last week. Former bassist Mikey Way’s new project Electric Century is one of Alternative Press’ up-and-coming acts of 2014 while former guitarist Ray Toro is just floating around. Other former guitarist, Frank Iero has been keeping himself busy since the break-up announcement and now, he’s revealed another new project titled, frnkiero and the cellabration.

The new project will be releasing their debut album, stomachaches on August 26 through Staple Records. Aside from the band name and the debut album’s titled, we have also gotten the full track list for the upcoming record, which can be seen below.

stomachaches TRACKLIST:

1. all i want is nothing
2. weighted
3. blood infections
4. she’s the prettiest girl at the party and she can prove it with a solid right hook
5. stitches
6. joyriding
7. stage 4 fear of trying
8. tragician
9. neverenders
10. smoke rings
11. guilttripping
12. where do we belong?
13. anywhere but here