It’s been a long time coming, but the kings of emo – My Chemical Romance – are finally returning to Australia for a string of massive shows next year. Dig out your busted-up pencil eyeliners, dust off your big stomping Doc Martens, and back-tease your hair in the bathroom again, we’re absolutely on here mates.

The New Jersey band is getting the Black Parade back together again to march down under next March, hitting three huge dates for a run of arena shows – their first proper gigs in Australia since 2012. That’s ten whole years since we’ve seen MCR in the flesh.

Ten. Fucking. Years.

My Chem is set to scream into the country on March 14 with a show at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, before flicking down to Melbourne on the 17th for a show at Rod Laver Arena, and then finishing up the tour at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday, March 19. Three bloody huge dates to get to and be a part of the congregation in the Church of Emo, what a vibe.

my chemical romance australian tour 2022

Seriously, I’m just going to blast Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge on repeat for the next 10 months. That’s the level of deep excitement I have about this tour.

Tickets for all three shows are locked in to go on sale from 12pm midday on Thursday, May 27 (with a very cheeky presale happening for Live Nation members on May 26 at 11am). Time to light that group chat the fuck up to see who’s keen to be the Helena to your Gerard Way, or who’s going to dig out their old Emily The Strange t-shirts and studded leather belts especially for the occasion.

Before hitting Australia, My Chemical Romance will also be doing a quick nip over to our bubble mates over in New Zealand, with a show at The Outer Fields at Western Springs in Auckland on March 12. I’m sure there’s a few of you long-time diehard fans that’ll be booking flights for that one to really lean into all your dormant emo feelings.

I dunno if it’s the mix of feels from being deprived of big, international tours for the last 12ish months, or the sudden rush of teen angst coursing through my veins but I’m so incredibly excited for this one.

See you front and centre, let’s open this fucken pit up.

My Chemical Romance
Australian Tour 2022

Monday, March 14
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Thursday, March 17
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Saturday, March 19
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney 


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