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
03. Give 'Em Hell Kid
04. Make Room!!!!
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
12. I Don't Love You
14. Our Lady Of Sorrows
15. Vampire Money
16. Thank You For The Venom
18. Welcome To The Black Parade
20. Boy Division
21. I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
22. The Kids From Yesterday
IM NOT OKAYYYYVia @shawneepatient pic.twitter.com/1bREijifbsMay 16, 2022
The official set list for @MCRofficial 🥵✨ pic.twitter.com/87LeSchx8MMay 16, 2022
I think the only person having more fun than me at #MCREden is GerardMay 16, 2022
i. just saw my chemical romance with my own two eyes. surely not pic.twitter.com/6tkuHDzB7SMay 16, 2022
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OMG THE FIRST MCR GIG WAS INSAAAAAANE! I was so close and took such wonderful videos I’m gonna post everything on IG.#mcr #mcreden #mcrtour #mychemicalromanceMay 16, 2022
just witnessed my chemical romance’s first uk show in 10 years. shocked and scalped life will never be the sameMay 16, 2022
Welcome back My Chemical Romance! Amazing show at The Eden Project tonight, the boys haven’t missed a step! pic.twitter.com/bigvwDc7ZQMay 16, 2022
So my partner went to go see my chemical romance. I'm not absolutely fucking salty they got to go for free. Nope, never, couldn't be. Just being told about how good it was. I can resist being a sulky bastard. At least they had a good time so that's all that matters in the end.May 16, 2022
What a fucking show.May 16, 2022
My Chemical Romance. What a night. What a band. pic.twitter.com/90LuIIQ13FMay 16, 2022
I’ve seen My Chemical Romance live, my emo self can be put to rest🪦May 16, 2022