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My Chemical Romance return to the UK: the setlist, the skinny, the social media meltdowns

My Chemical Romance in 2022
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Emo icons My Chemical Romance launched their long-awaited UK comeback tour in St. Austell, Cornwall tonight, with a rapturously-received set at the Eden Sessions.

Opening their first UK shows in over a decade with brand new song The Foundations Of Decay, their first new release since 2014 single Fake Your Death, Gerard Way's band delighted fans with a set heavy on noughties' anthems, including Helena, Famous Last Words, Thank You For The Venom, Teenagers, Welcome To The Black Parade and, inevitably, I'm Not Okay (I Promise).

But there were surprises too, not least a very first live performance of Surrender The Night, from Number Five, the fifth single from the band's posthumous Conventional Weapons collection, and a live debut too for Boy Division, from single Number One from that same compilation.

"This is a really special and amazing night for us," frontman Gerard Way told the audience at the conclusion of an emotional evening. "I hope it was for you too."

My Chemical Romance played:

01. The Foundations of Decay
02. Helena
03. Give 'Em Hell Kid
04. Make Room!!!!
05. Summertime
06. This Is How I Disappear
07. You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison
08. Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
09. Famous Last Words
10. Surrender The Night
11. Teenagers
12. I Don't Love You
13. DESTROYA
14. Our Lady Of Sorrows
15. Vampire Money
16. Thank You For The Venom
17. Mama
18. Welcome To The Black Parade
19. Sleep
20. Boy Division
21. I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
22. The Kids From Yesterday

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Paul Brannigan
Paul Brannigan

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.