Following the news that My Chemical Romance would be reforming to play an LA date in December, the band have now announced three further dates to take place in 2020.
The band confirmed their comeback via social media channels on Halloween, announcing a reunion show at Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall venue on December 20.
The dates start at Download Australia on March 20-21, before heading on to New Zealand on March 25, and ending up at Download Japan on March 29.
The New Zealand date will be with special guests Jimmy Eat World, who will also be joining My Chemical Romance at the top of the Download Australia bill, alongside Deftones and Clutch. The band will be joined on the Download Japan bill by Jimmy Eat World, The Offspring and Evanescence.
Tickets for the New Zealand show (opens in new tab) go on general sale on November 12 at 1pm GMT. Tickets for Download Australia (opens in new tab) go on sale on November 13, while tickets for Download Japan (opens in new tab) will be on sale January 18 2020.
Speculation is rampant about what this might mean for a full reunion tour in 2020 – perhaps with Jimmy Eat World in tow? – but it looks like we'll have to await further announcements on that front.
The band have called fan reaction to their reunion "truly unbelievable". In a statement, they said: "It is truly unbelievable to us the happiness we have experienced over the past two days. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the warm welcome back. We truly did not expect this. See you soon."
See you soon, Australia. @DownloadFestAU https://t.co/eb4DwmcxOK pic.twitter.com/fHAVwwFNdgNovember 5, 2019
See you soon, New Zealand.https://t.co/Cb1Lfq8DIm pic.twitter.com/EIrDE0YBapNovember 5, 2019
See you soon, Japan. @DownloadFestJP #DLJ2020https://t.co/aD2Y4cZWRf pic.twitter.com/V6PwPumNxDNovember 6, 2019