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The Black Parade
The Black Parade
World Tour was a concert tour to support and celebrate My Chemical Romance's third album The Black Parade. The tour featured 133 performances worldwide, as well as several festival and condensed shows. The tour is the longest and most internationally comprehensive headlining tour that the band has played to date, featuring three legs in North America, one leg in Europe and one in Asia, Australia and South America. During the tour, the band's drummer Bob Bryar
Bob Bryar
suffered several different medical issues and towards the tour's end, took a hiatus to allow himself to heal and returned for the final few shows of the tour, while bass player Mikey Way
Mikey Way
also took a hiatus to marry his fianceé and spend time with her before going onto the road. A concert was filmed at the performance in Mexico City from the tour, which was released as a part of the CD/DVD set The Black Parade Is Dead!. The CD features the audio from the concert, and the DVD contains both the Mexico concert and another in New Jersey later in the same month.

Contents

1 Background 2 Tour supports 3 Absences 4 Theatrics 5 Stage 6 Setlist 7 Tour dates 8 References 9 External links

Background[edit] Rise Against
Rise Against
was the support act on the first leg of the tour in the United States, which began February 22, 2007 in Manchester, New Hampshire, and ended on March 16 in Reno, Nevada. The band then took the show to Europe with bands Thursday and Funeral for a Friend. The band then returned to North America for more shows in the US with Muse and The Bled. The band performed the full show on two more occasions in May and June 2007. The band then embarked on the 2007 Projekt Revolution tour, with a new set and production. However, beginning in October 2007, the band resumed the production of The Black Parade
The Black Parade
tour for dates in Mexico, Europe, and Australia. Pop Shuvit
Pop Shuvit
was the opening act for the concert in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
as well as two other shows in the Asian leg of the tour. James Dewees, of Reggie and the Full Effect
Reggie and the Full Effect
was the keyboardist for the tour and appears in costume like the other five members, which led some to believe he became a permanent member of the band, although he did not appear in the My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance
portion of the show, only The Black Parade
The Black Parade
set. To signal that the band was nearing the end of touring for the album, The Black Parade, the concert in Mexico City
Mexico City
was filmed of a live DVD entitled The Black Parade
The Black Parade
Is Dead!, which was released July 1, 2008. Tour supports[edit] Support for the tour during the first USA length came from Rise Against and Thursday, whilst on parts of the European tour LostAlone and Funeral for a Friend
Funeral for a Friend
supported on some dates, as did Rise Against and Thursday, The Automatic
The Automatic
were originally rumoured to be playing some UK dates with the band[1] however instead went on to tour the USA on Warped Tour, Muse supported on the next leg of the USA tour, as did Billy Talent
Billy Talent
on several dates, except for the last two where they were replaced by Taking Back Sunday. For the Australian leg of the tour, Circa Survive
Circa Survive
supported My Chemical Romance, as well as now broken-up alternative band The Getaway Plan. Absences[edit] Throughout the tour, three members of the band missed certain concerts as a result of various reasons. From April 18, 2007 until August 31, 2007, Matt Cortez
Matt Cortez
filled in for Mikey Way
Mikey Way
on bass. Way left the tour after he married his fiancée, Alicia. For the concerts in Mexico onwards, Mikey rejoined the band. Following the November 11 show in Newcastle, it was announced that Frank Iero
Frank Iero
had left the tour to return home after learning about a family member's illness. For the remainder of the UK and international dates, Matt Cortez
Matt Cortez
filled in for Iero. Bob Bryar
Bob Bryar
also had to retire from the tour prior to the start of the UK dates, after persistent wrist pains became worse and he was unable to play the shows. Bob did however travel with the band for the remainder of the tour, assisting with the pyrotechnics. He was replaced by "a friend of ours named Pete who plays in another band, who has asked us kindly not to say the name", according to Gerard Way. Bryar then returned to the tour from the group's performance in Vietnam
Vietnam
on January 20, 2008. Theatrics[edit] The band's stage show includes a range of theatrical elements. As the concert begins, the lights are darkened, and a large curtain secludes the stage from view. Then, lead singer Gerard Way
Gerard Way
is wheeled out in front of the curtain on a hospital gurney, complete with faux IV, and sings the opening track of The Black Parade, "The End." When the loud, blasting chorus chimes in, the singer's hospital gown is ripped off, revealing his black marching band uniform. Then the curtain is opened to reveal the remainder of the band, also in full costume. These costumes are different from the original ones designed by Colleen Atwood for the band, as they are all streamlined and look the same, whereas the previous outfits were higher quality and unique to each member of the band. The rest of the show includes fog, confetti cannons, stage mounted spotlights, "boom cannons" and the band's first use of pyrotechnics in a show. After finishing the entire album in order, the band returns for an encore of older material. The stage setup for the encore is the band's old Revenge logo. Stage[edit] The stage during the Black Parade mimics album artwork. The stage is set up exactly like an image from the artwork featuring the band and all the characters, with curtains with a starry design on the left and right, a large city skyline backdrop (from the "Welcome to the Black Parade" music video), and a large house structure. Bob Bryar's drums are set up on a large rotating platform, which features two kits in different setups and different designs on the bass drum. On the left side of the stage is a small platform which houses a spotlight Gerard uses between the second and third choruses of "Teenagers". On the opposite side is James Dewees's keyboards. Huge black curtains are opened at the beginning of the show and remain drawn back during the performances. Finally, a clock hangs at the roof of the stage, although it is only for decoration and is not used during the show. Setlist[edit] The band's performance is divided into two parts. First, they perform The Black Parade
The Black Parade
album from start to finish as the Black Parade; in the costumes worn in the music videos from the album. Following this, the band takes an intermission break to change into regular clothing, while the recording of their song "Blood" is played. The band then returns and plays songs from their previous albums as My Chemical Romance.

Set one: The Black Parade

"The End." "Dead!" "This is How I Disappear" "The Sharpest Lives" "Welcome to the Black Parade" "I Don't Love You" "House of Wolves" "Cancer" "Mama" "Sleep" "Teenagers" "Disenchanted" "Famous Last Words" "Blood"

Set two: Encores

"I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" "Cemetery Drive" "Thank You for the Venom" "The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You" "The Ghost of You" "It's Not a Fashion Statement, It's a Fucking Deathwish" "Give 'Em Hell, Kid" "You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us In Prison" "Helena"

The encore set for the later legs of the tour was shortened. The B-side, originally intended for The Black Parade
The Black Parade
album, "Heaven Help Us", was also performed at a few select shows. Also, the songs "Desert Song", "Kill All Your Friends" and "My Way Home Is Through You" were performed during the fifth leg. During the end of the fourth leg and fifth leg, two new songs were performed. Tour dates[edit] The band also played at KOKO, London on April 2, as an exclusive Radio 1 private gig, for ticket winners only. The band also played EdgeFest in Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas
on April 15, Universal's Grad Bash in Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida
from April 20 to April 21, followed by The Bamboozle
The Bamboozle
Music Festival on May 5 in New Jersey, and Virgin Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
on May 20. By embarking upon the Projekt Revolution tour with Linkin Park, it appeared that the band had completed the tour, however after finishing Projekt Revolution, the band returned to the production and stage setup of this tour for two shows in Mexico in October 2007, later to be extended again.

Date City Country Venue

North America

February 22, 2007 Manchester United States Verizon Wireless Arena

February 23, 2007 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum

February 24, 2007 Hartford New England Dodge Music Center

February 25, 2007 Philadelphia Liacouras Center

February 26, 2007 Cleveland Wolstein Center

February 28, 2007 Detroit Joe Louis Arena

March 1, 2007 Rosemont Allstate Arena

March 2, 2007 Topeka Kansas Expocentre

March 3, 2007 Lincoln Pershing Center

March 4, 2007 Denver Magness Arena

March 6, 2007 West Valley City E Center

March 7, 2007 Las Vegas Orleans Arena

March 9, 2007 Glendale Jobing.com Arena

March 10, 2007 Inglewood The Forum

March 11, 2007 Anaheim Anaheim Convention Center

March 13, 2007 San Diego iPay One Center

March 14, 2007 Fresno Selland Arena

March 15, 2007 Oakland Oracle Arena

March 16, 2007 Reno Lawlor Convention Center

Europe

March 20, 2007 Plymouth England Plymouth
Plymouth
Pavilions

March 21, 2007 Brighton Brighton
Brighton
Centre

March 22, 2007 Birmingham National Indoor Arena

March 24, 2007 Manchester Manchester
Manchester
Evening News Arena

March 25, 2007 Cardiff Wales Cardiff
Cardiff
International Arena

March 26, 2007 Nottingham England Nottingham
Nottingham
Arena

March 27, 2007 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

March 29, 2007 London England Wembley Arena

March 30, 2007

April 1, 2007 Dublin Ireland Royal Dublin
Dublin
Society

April 3, 2007 Cologne Germany Palladium1

April 4, 2007 Paris France Élysée Montmartre1

April 6, 2007 Berlin Germany Columbiahalle1

April 7, 2007 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle1

April 9, 2007 Malmö Sweden Baltiska Hallen1

April 10, 2007 Copenhagen Denmark K.B. Hallen1

North America

April 14, 2007 Houston United States Reliant Arena

April 15, 2007 Frisco Pizza Hut Park

April 16, 2007 San Antonio AT&T Center

April 18, 2007 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center

April 19, 2007 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum

April 22, 2007 Sunrise BankAtlantic Center

April 24, 2007 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center

April 25, 2007 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium

April 26, 2007 Charlotte Cricket Arena

April 27, 2007 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion

April 28, 2007 Williamsburg William & Mary Hall

April 29, 2007 State College Bryce Jordan Center2

May 1, 2007 Columbus Nationwide Arena2

May 2, 2007 Pittsburgh Petersen Events Center2

May 3, 2007 Glens Falls Glens Falls Civic Center2

May 4, 2007 Reading Sovereign Center2

May 5, 2007 East Rutherford The Bamboozle

May 6, 2007 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center2

May 8, 2007 Worcester DCU Center

May 9, 2007 Montreal Canada Bell Centre

May 10, 2007 Ottawa Scotiabank Place

May 11, 2007 Toronto Air Canada Centre

May 12, 2007 London John Labatt Centre

May 15, 2007 Winnipeg MTS Centre

May 16, 2007 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre

May 17, 2007 Edmonton Rexall Place

May 18, 2007 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome

May 20, 2007 Vancouver Virgin Festival

May 21, 2007 Seattle United States WaMu Theatre

May 22, 2007 Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum

"World Tour" – Asia, Europe, Mexico and Australia

May 29, 2007 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan

June 1, 2007 Nürburg Germany Rock am Ring

June 2, 2007 Nuremberg Rock im Park

June 3, 2007 Prague Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena

June 5, 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall

June 8, 2007 Castle Donington England Download Festival

June 11, 2007 Saint Petersburg Russia Ice Palace

June 13, 2007 Moscow Luzhniki Palace of Sports

June 15, 2007 Venice Italy Heineken Jammin' Festival

June 16, 2007 Nickelsdorf Austria Nova Rock Festival

June 17, 2007 London England Wembley Stadium

June 19, 2007 Paris France Zénith de Paris

June 20, 2007 Bordeaux Le Krakatoa

June 22, 2007 Bilbao Spain Bilbao
Bilbao
BBK Live

June 23, 2007 Madrid Metrorock (summer festival)

June 24, 2007 Lisbon Portugal Coliseu dos Recreios

June 26, 2007 Barcelona Spain Razzmatazz (concert venue)

June 28, 2007 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter

June 30, 2007 Arendal Norway Hove Festival

July 1, 2007 Gothenburg Sweden Pier Pressure

July 3, 2007 Helsinki Finland Helsinki
Helsinki
Ice Hall

July 4, 2007 Dresden Germany Ostragehege

July 6, 2007 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde
Roskilde
Festival

July 7, 2007 Kinross Scotland T in the Park

July 8, 2007 County Kildare Ireland Oxegen

October 4, 2007 Monterrey Mexico Auditorio Coca-Cola

October 7, 2007 Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes

October 30, 2007 Bratislava Slovakia ŠH Pasienky

November 2, 2007 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle

November 3, 2007 Milan Italy Palasharp

November 4, 2007 Zürich Switzerland Eulachhalle

November 6, 2007 Brussels Belgium Les Halles de Schaerbeek

November 7, 2007 Luxembourg Luxembourg Den Atelier

November 8, 2007 Düsseldorf Germany Philipshalle

November 11, 2007 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena

November 12, 2007 Aberdeen Scotland Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Exhibition and Conference Centre

November 13, 2007 Sheffield England Hallam FM Arena

November 15, 2007 London The O2 Arena

November 17, 2007 Belfast Northern Ireland King's Hall

November 28, 2007 Brisbane Australia Brisbane
Brisbane
Entertainment Centre

November 30, 2007 Sydney Sydney
Sydney
Entertainment Centre

December 1, 2007 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena

December 3, 2007 Adelaide Adelaide
Adelaide
Entertainment Centre

December 6, 2007 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena

December 9, 2007 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Stadium Merdeka

December 11, 2007 Singapore Singapore Singapore
Singapore
Expo

December 14, 2007 Honolulu United States Neal S. Blaisdell Center

Asia, North America and South America

January 20, 2008 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Quân khu 7 Stadium

January 22, 2008 Seoul South Korea Olympic Hall

January 25, 2008 Manila Philippines Fort Bonifacio
Fort Bonifacio
Open Field-Taguig

January 27, 2008 Taipei Taiwan National Taiwan
Taiwan
University Sports Center

January 29, 2008 Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Expo

January 31, 2008 Jakarta Indonesia Jakarta
Jakarta
Convention Center

February 12, 2008 Bogotá Colombia Simón Bolívar Park

February 15, 2008 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Vivo Rio

February 17, 2008 Curitiba Hellooch

February 18, 2008 São Paulo Via Funchal

February 19, 2008

February 22, 2008 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry

February 24, 2008 Santiago Chile Arena Santiago

February 27, 2008 Caracas Venezuela Poliedro de Caracas

March 28, 2008 Tempe United States Tempe Beach Park Amphitheater

March 29, 2008 Tucson The Rialto Theatre

March 30, 2008 Las Vegas The Joint

March 31, 2008

April 2, 2008 San Jose San Jose Civic Auditorium

April 3, 2008 San Francisco The Warfield

April 4, 2008

April 6, 2008 Irvine Bamboozle

April 8, 2008 Portland Crystal Ballroom

April 9, 2008

April 11, 2008 Magna The Great Salt Air Theatre

April 12, 2008 Mexico City Mexico Zero Fest

April 14, 2008 Denver United States The Fillmore Auditorium

April 15, 2008 Kansas City Memorial Hall

April 17, 2008 Chicago Congress Theater

April 18, 2008

April 19, 2008 Detroit The Fillmore @ State Theatre

April 20, 2008

April 22, 2008 Cleveland The Agora Theatre

April 24, 2008 New Orleans House of Blues

April 25, 2008 Baton Rouge X-Fest @ Baton Rouge River Center

April 26, 2008 The Woodlands The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

April 27, 2008 Frisco Pizza Hut Park

April 28, 2008 Austin Stubbs Amphitheatre

April 30, 2008 Birmingham Sloss Furnaces

May 2, 2008 Memphis Beale St. Festival

May 3, 2008 St. Louis The Pagaent

May 4, 2008 Columbus Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

May 6, 2008 Philadelphia Electric Factory

May 7, 2008

May 9, 2008 New York City Madison Square Garden

^Note 1 The last six shows on this leg, in Germany, France, Sweden, and Denmark, were stripped down shows that featured an abridged setlist and no theatrics. ^Note 2 Six shows between April 29 and May 6 were cancelled due to illness caused by salmonella and food poisoning that the band and crew members suffered.[2]

References[edit]

^ " The Automatic
The Automatic
2007 Interview". Designer Magazine. 2006. Retrieved 2008-03-15.  ^ "My Chemical Romance, Muse Poisoned". Ultimate Guitar. 2007-05-02. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 

External links[edit]

My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance
tour dates My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance
at MySpace My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance
Fansite

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My Chemical Romance

Bob Bryar James Dewees Frank Iero Matt Pelissier Ray Toro Gerard Way Mikey Way

Studio albums

I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge The Black Parade Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

Compilation albums

Conventional Weapons May Death Never Stop You The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts

Video albums

Life on the Murder Scene AOL Sessions The Black Parade
The Black Parade
Is Dead! ¡Venganza!

EPs

Like Phantoms, Forever Warped Tour
Warped Tour
Bootleg Series Live and Rare The Black Parade: The B-Sides The Mad Gear and Missile Kid

Singles

"Vampires Will Never Hurt You" "Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough for the Two of Us" "Headfirst for Halos" "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" "Thank You for the Venom" "Helena" "Under Pressure" (with The Used) "The Ghost of You" "Welcome to the Black Parade" "Famous Last Words" "I Don't Love You" "Teenagers" "Desolation Row" "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" "The Only Hope for Me Is You" "Sing" "Planetary (Go!)" "The Kids from Yesterday"

Tours

Warped Tour
Warped Tour
2005 Projekt Revolution The Black Parade
The Black Parade
World Tour The World Contamination Tour 10th Annual Honda Civic Tour

Related articles

Discography List of songs Awards Pencey Prep Leathermouth Death Spells The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys "Mama" "Cancer"

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