My Chemical Romance, who traveled the globe last year in support of their platinum-selling album “The Black Parade,” will return to the U.S. in March for a six-week tour, the last series of dates before the band takes time off to write a new album. The tour, which features support from Billy Talent and Drive By, begins March 28 in Tempe, AZ, and will hit mid-size theaters, many for multiple nights, across the country winding down May 9 in New York City. Additional shows are expected to be added.
For this tour, My Chemical Romance made a deliberate decision to play more intimate venues after spending months performing in U.S. arenas on the Projekt Revolution tour last summer with Linkin Park and Taking Back Sunday.
“We are really excited about the tour,” the band said in a statement posted on its website. “Our good friends Billy Talent and Drive By are coming with us. We could not think of a better tour to go away from ‘The Black Parade.’ We wanted to come to these places. We selected them. We wanted to get away from big shows for a while. When we started this thing, we could feel you guys right in front of us. It is time for that to happen again.”
My Chemical Romance is also putting the finishing touches on an upcoming CD/DVD titled “The Black Parade is Dead!” which was filmed over several weeks last October. Released in October 2006, “The Black Parade” album shot to No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart, selling more than 240,000 copies its first week of release.