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 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 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.
* 1 Background * 2 Tour supports * 3 Absences * 4 Theatrics * 5 Stage * 6 Setlist * 7 Tour dates * 8 References * 9 External links
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
James Dewees , of 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 portion of the show, only 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 was filmed of a live DVD entitled The Black Parade Is Dead! , which was released July 1, 2008.
Support for the tour during the first USA length came from Rise
Against and Thursday, whilst on parts of the European tour LostAlone
Funeral for a Friend
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,
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 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.
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.
The band's performance is divided into two parts. First, they perform 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
The encore set for the later legs of the tour was shortened. The B-side, originally intended for 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.
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 on April 15,
Universal's Grad Bash in
Orlando, Florida from April 20 to April 21,
The Bamboozle Music Festival on May 5 in
New Jersey , and
Virgin Festival in
Vancouver, British Columbia on May 20. By embarking
Projekt Revolution tour with
DATE CITY COUNTRY VENUE
February 23, 2007 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
February 24, 2007 Hartford New England Dodge Music Center
March 1, 2007 Rosemont Allstate Arena
March 2, 2007 Topeka Kansas Expocentre
March 3, 2007 Lincoln Pershing Center
March 6, 2007 West Valley City E Center
March 9, 2007
March 10, 2007 Inglewood The Forum
March 11, 2007 Anaheim Anaheim Convention Center
March 13, 2007
March 14, 2007 Fresno Selland Arena
March 15, 2007
March 16, 2007 Reno Lawlor Convention Center
March 29, 2007
March 30, 2007
April 3, 2007
April 4, 2007 Paris France Élysée Montmartre 1
April 6, 2007 Berlin Germany Columbiahalle1
April 9, 2007 Malmö Sweden Baltiska Hallen1
April 15, 2007
Pizza Hut Park
April 18, 2007 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center
April 19, 2007 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
April 22, 2007 Sunrise BankAtlantic Center
April 24, 2007
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 ">
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