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.
With crazy, obsessive My Chemical Romance fans slowly pushing one of the members of the band away from them, it makes the ten-year anniversary of their sophomore album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge a little bittersweet.
Instead of mourning the loss of their favorite band any longer, members of the MCRmy, My Chemical Romance’s fan base, in the United Kingdom are taking this anniversary to heart and have decided to do something to celebrate the event.
Members of the U.K. fan club have sent out a call to all fans who would like to meet up at London’s Camden Barfly on June 7th. The meet up will double as a charity event, raising funds for the Make A Wish Foundation with actual merchandise from band members.
One of the things to be happening during the event will be a pre-release signing of a new My Chemical Romance book, “The True Lives of My Chemical Romance: An Insightful Biography.” The book was written by Kerrang! writer Tom Bryant who will be signing advance copies of his book, two weeks before its scheduled release.
Former members Frank Iero and Ray Toro are in support of the event as well. Iero sent in an item to be raffled off while Toro had promoted the meet-up online.
Kerrang! has also added something to the raffle though they are not sponsoring the event. When the band won their last K! award, frontman Gerard Way accepted the award with a little drawing of two ghosts. That drawing will be another raffle object with all proceeds going to Make a Wish.
American MCRmy, it’s your move.