My Chemical Romance: Everything you need to know about next week’s Stadium MK concerts

My Chemical Romance will be heading to the area for three shows next week.

New Jersey emo-rock giants My Chemical Romance will be heading to Stadium MK next week for three shows as part of the band’s world tour.

MCR are set to play to over 160,000 fans across eight UK shows and travel to Milton Keynes after two shows in Cornwall at the Eden Project.

This tour was originally scheduled to take place in 2020 but was postponed to 2021 and then again until this month due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is the first time My Chemical Romance has performed in the UK since appearing at the Reading and Leeds festivals in 2011.

They will headline Stadium MK on Thursday May 19, Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22.

Here’s an overview of everything you need to know about MCR and gigs.

Who are my chemical romances?

For about a decade around the turn of the century, My Chemical Romance dominated the commercial rock scene.

They released critically acclaimed multi-platinum albums, toured the world, played nearly every major rock festival, appeared on the cover of hundreds of magazines, and became the poster child for a generation of emo rock fans.

My Chemical Romance formed in Newark, New Jersey and their independent debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love was released in 2002.

However, it was their 2004 major label debut, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, that changed the face of the alternative rock scene and saw them gain a cult following across the world.

The record included singles including I’m Not Okay (I Promise) and Helena.

Two years later, concept album The Black Parade propelled the band into the stratosphere of world domination and mainstream success with singles such as Welcome To The Black Parade and Teenagers.

My Chemical Romance followed with their last full album Danger Days – The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys in 2010 before announcing their split in 2013.

Fast forward to 2017, the band regrouped out of the public eye and December 2019 saw their return to Los Angeles.

Vocalist Gerard Way is joined in My Chemical Romance by guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero and bassist Mikey Way alongside a touring drummer and keyboardist.

Who else plays at Stadium MK?

On both nights, My Chemical Romance will be joined by British alternative rockers Placebo who released their eighth album Never Let Me Go in March.

The two groups will be joined by Lost Alone and Witch Fever on Thursday, Barnes Courtney and Cassyette on Saturday, and Starcrawler and Charlotte Sands on Sunday.

What are the stage times?

My Chemical Romance will take the stage at 8:55 p.m. and play until 10:25 p.m. each night. They will be preceded by Placebo, playing from 7:20 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.

On Thursdays, Witch Fever will play from 5:30-5:55 p.m. followed by Lost Alone from 6:20-6:50 p.m.

On Saturday Cassyette will play from 5:30-5:55pm followed by Barns Courtney from 6:20-6:50pm.

On Sunday, Charlotte Sands will play from 5:30-5:55 p.m. followed by Starcrawler from 6:20-6:50 p.m.

According to Ticketmaster, doors will open on all three dates beginning at 4 p.m. However, Stadium MK will host an outdoor lobby selling food, drink and merchandise which will open from 2pm.

Are tickets still available?

As of this writing, tickets for all three nights are still available. Ticket price is determined by where you wish to sit or stand in the MK Stadium, with general admission tickets ranging from £49.50 to £93.50.

Standing tickets for Thursday and Sunday are available and cost £82.50. Reservation fees will apply.

Ticketmaster also sells ‘resale tickets’ some of which are available from £51.50 each.

Tickets will NOT be available on the day.

What will be the My Chemical Romance set?

While you should really enjoy the show as it unfolds, if you watch the band’s 2019 concert in Los Angeles on setlist.fm, it was a pretty even breakdown of tracks from their three most recent discs.

It is also likely that My Chemical Romance will play the new song The Foundations Of Decay which was released this week.

The general car park at Stadium MK is full, but disabled spaces are always available (£20).

There are several other ways to get to the site, including ‘Park & ​​Stride’ from the National Bowl (£10) and a shuttle bus will also run from Milton Keynes station (£9).

Tickets can be reserved via https://www.parkthecarhere.com/Events.aspx?CustomerId=29.

Coach trips for people traveling to Milton Keynes from across the UK are also available via https://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/my-chemical-romance-tickets-coach-travel

There will also be designated drop-off/pick-up areas at the stadium.

Anyone traveling by train is advised to check timetables for trains running north to Birmingham and south to London after the concert – to ensure services are available.

Bags no larger than 21cm x 30cm (equivalent to an A4 sheet of paper) will be permitted in the stadium. Anything larger is not allowed.

Ticket holders will not be permitted to bring professional cameras or recording equipment into the stadium.