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Set List from Madison Square Garden

1. Give ‘Em Hell, Kid
2. This Is How I Disappear
3. Dead!
4. Cemetery Drive
5. House Of Wolves
6. Welcome to the Black Parade
7. I Don’t Love You
8. The Sharpest Lives
9. My Way Home Is Through You
10. Headfirst For Halos
11. I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
12. Mama
13. You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison
14. Sleep
15. Teenagers
16. Famous Last Words
17. Cancer
18. Dewee’s solo
19. Desert Song
20. Helena



Concert Review : http://www.almacksdancehall.com/wp/2008/05/10/taking-back-sunday-my-chemical-romance-madison-square-garden-nyc-may-9-2008/

So there you go, MCR's dream of performing at MSG. I guess we'll have to wait for their new album. <33
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Hey Guys and Gals,

We have all been anxiously waiting for June 24th. On this day, the DVD/CD entitled "The Black Parade is Dead" hits stores, online outlets, and other avenues. Starting today, you'll be able to preorder said DVD/CD directly from
theblackparadeisdead.com . It depicts the final "Black Parade" show in all of its arena-rock glory, live from Mexico City this past Fall.

We also decided to include a video of the intimate show we had at New Jersey's legendary club, Maxwells, this past October. We played one of our very first shows on that stage, and it was amazing to be on it once again. These shows were some of the most memorable and fun we've ever had onstage. The kids at the Mexico City show actually overpowered the PA, and their voices were deafening. The Maxwells show was complete pandemonium, and the video captures the feeling of and old school MCR show, the way it was way back when. I want to apologize for the wait, as we wanted to make sure that it was absolutely perfect for your viewing pleasure.

With the pre-order, you are entitled to 3 DRM-free download of select tracks from the Mexico City show (Mama, Dead, and Welcome to the Black Parade). Inside the special edition, you'll find the DVD tucked inside of a collectible pinewood coffin box with our logo burned into the top. Also, inside, you will receive 1 of 5 Day of The Dead-esque masks we each designed. We had a blast designing them, and hope you have a blast wearing them, (or whatever else you choose to do with them). The special edition also contains a "death certificate of authenticity with our signatures printed on it. This edition if extremely limited, so if you want one, pre-order sooner than later.

We are almost finished with our special intimate theater tour and it's been insane. Some of venues we haven't played in many years, and flood my head with fond memories. It's amazing to be able to share with all of our fans old and new.

We love each and every one of you, and hope you have as much fun watching it as we had making it.

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Order the “Punk’s Not Dead” DVD between May 9th - June 9th and you will automatically be entered to win your choice of a series of My Chemical Romance posters signed by the band, or a “Punk’s Not Dead” poster signed by Mick Jones (The Clash), Iggy Pop, and Billy Idol & Tony James (Gen X)!


go here >> http://www.punksnotdeadthemovie.com/contest.html for the official entry site.

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On May 22, 2008, My Chemical Romance will be appearing on Steven’s Untilted Rock Show at 4pm.

Be sure to set all your stuff; don’t miss it!

Confirmed appearance by SURS Myspace!

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Yeah... I know I always post something here that talks about MCR or the activities of the band members...
But I'm breaking that rule... This is an article on Lyn-Z [bassist of MSI//Gerard's wife] and how she doesn't like it being referred as "MRS. GERARD WAY"


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A new site dedicated to My Chemical Romance has been launched

ThankYouMCR (http://www.thankyoumcr.net)is devoted to celebrating the positive effect that My Chemical Romance has on their fans. To date, they’ve received two hundred submissions from MCR fans, detailing how they’ve been deterred from suicide attempts, moved to conquer addictions and self-destructive habits, ended abusive relationships, been comforted through grief after a loved one’s death, and just generally found strength and inspiration in the message sent by the band’s music and the example set by their lives. The site’s founder is trying to get the word out about the site, partially in response to the sensationalistic journalism surrounding the tragic death of Hannah Bond and the allegations of MCR being a “suicide cult” - to demonstrate how many lives they’ve SAVED, and hopefully show just how untrue those allegations really are.

Go to the site, send your story, become part of the positive movement!

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Go vote for Frank for sexiest vegetarian!

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EMO: Welcome to the Black Parade


It's the youth movement that has Middle England on the run. The 'Daily Mail' labels it sinister and accuses it of romanticising death. But as its adherents prepare to march on the 'Mail's' Kensington HQ in protest, is there really anything to be frightened of? Jonathan Brown reports

"A world that sends you reeling from decimated dreams/ Your misery and hate will kill us all/ So paint it black and take it back/ Let's shout it loud and clear/ defiant to the end we hear the call/ To carry on." (From: "Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance.)

Welcome to the Black Parade – a place, depending on which side of the age/outrage divide you are standing on, is either a shadowy Shangri La for young suicide victims to pass the rest of eternity with fellow outcast kids who dig the same music, or, more prosaically, merely the infectious title track of one of the more engaging rock albums of the past few years.

Concern in Middle England has been mounting in recent days over the threat to the nation's youth posed by emo, a not-so-new fangled musical fashion that has spawned a loyal and growing tribe of followers, one instantly recognisable to even the most casual of observers for its shared attachment to skinny jeans, long black fringes and apparently permanently downcast expressions.

According to the Daily Mail, emo is a "sinister teenage craze that romanticises death", with bands such as My Chemical Romance (MCR), the New Jersey, Grammy-nominated five-piece whose Black Parade album was one of the most compelling releases of 2006, providing the musical soundtrack to what it sees as the worryingly depressing lifestyles of the nation's current crop of youngsters.

A Kent coroner's comments over the suicide of 13-year-old Hannah Bond, in which he expressed concern over the dead girl's passion for emo music, spawned a glut of lurid headlines earlier this month. But it was the Daily Mail that decided to delve deeper into the craze – prompting one of the unlikeliest protests London has seen for some time.

Next Saturday, fans of MCR will descend on the Mail's Kensington headquarters in west London to vent their rage at what they claim is "badly researched journalism in danger of promoting irresponsible stereotyping". It is a remarkably polite and measured response for a group supposedly in thrall to a mind-bending cult.


link to the full article : http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/emo-welcome-to-the-black-parade-832854.html

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According to Punknews.org Frank Iero [/b]along with Pete Steinkop, Michael McDermot, Matt Sacara, Andrew Everding, and DJ Values, have all banded together to form “The Love Cats”.

The Love Cats are a tribute band for the Cure.

The band (The Love Cats) will be debuting live Saturday, June 7th at Ashbury Park in New Jersey.

Other bands performing that day will be: Tragedy and Anna Copa Cabana

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Below is a scan of a recent Rock Industry Magazine article on My Chemical Romance.





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Below is a scan (courtesy of MyChemicalObsessionBrazil) of the Kerrang article. It seems all the major-music media outlets have picked up the news about the protest.






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The Black Parade DVD Release Delayed


THE BLACK PARADE IS COMING!To our friends,

The Black Parade is Dead! is coming. We are really proud of it and hope you love it as much as we do. Unfortunately, because we are perfectionists and would never let anything get to you that was not the very best, it has been delayed by a week. There was a strange glitch in the Mexico City performance due to some electronic something or other. But it is fixed.

So now it is going to be in stores on July 1. To all of our pre-order and special packaging buddies, you will not need to do anything different. It will get to you in tip-top shape. We saw the special package last week. You are going to be so happy if you already purchased this. If you didn’t, we’re sure you’re a happy person anyway, but wow is this incredible. We hope that all of you understand and thank you in advance. It is really awesome to know that you will. We will keep you updated on things as they come. We will start writing very soon.

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This is from My Chemical Romance’s Myspace



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Dead To See Another Day (MCR article in AP mag)






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The Daily Mail responds to the protest


The Daily Mail (who recently ran the somewhat sensationalist headlines Why no child is safe from the sinister cult of emo and Girl, 13, hangs herself after becoming obsessed with Emo 'suicide cult' rock band) have reacted to today's demonstration by My Chemical Romance fans.

"The Daily Mail’s coverage of the 'Emo' movement has been balanced, restrained and above all, in the public interest. Genuine concerns were raised at the inquest earlier this month on 13 year old emo follower Hannah Bond who had been self-harming and then tragically killed herself. From DrownedInSound and ThrashHits.com

"In common with other newspapers we ran an accurate news story recording the Coroner's remarks and the parents' comments. We also published two other articles, one of which explained the background to the Hannah tragedy in calm and un-sensational language.

"The other was a first person opinion piece by a well-known writer, written from the perspective of a mother concerned for her children. We have also run two prominent page lead letters from an emo music fan and from a fan of My Chemical Romance defending their point of view.

"Our music critic admires the music of the band and publicised the band’s UK tour last year. Since this protest was announced a great deal of misinformation has appeared on the internet, much of which confuses what the Daily Mail has actually published with the comments of website readers and 'blogs' over which we have no control and which have stirred up emotions.

"We note it has been pointed out by others that all this provides wonderful publicity for Warners and their impending release of My Chemical Romance's latest album.

"The Daily Mail is a broad church and is always ready to listen to the views of readers. We do, however, suggest those who want to protest or comment read everything we have published and act on fact not rumour."


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And so it begins: Protesting The Daily Mail




There are few things that would drag a typical teenager out of bed early on a Saturday morning, but defending the honour of a beloved band from tabloid attacks is probably one of them.

Around 100 My Chemical Romance fans had already gathered at Marble Arch, in central London, by 10.30 this morning - not bad given that organisers had given the protest a 12-hour window, of 10am to 10pm, and that there was a last minute change of venue.

The fans were objecting to Daily Mail reports describing My Chemical Romance as a “suicide cult band” and linking the recent suicide of a Peckham schoolgirl, Hannah Bond, 13, to the fact that she had started following the band two weeks before her death.

The Daily Mail has called the New Jersey-based band one of the foremost of the “suicide cult” groups forming part of the “emo” phenomenon. The paper described “emo” as a teenage trend that started in the US in the 1980s and was “characterised by depression, self-injury and suicide”. Its followers, the tabloid said, wore tight jeans, studded belts and wristbands and had dyed-black hair and long fringes obscuring their faces.

The atmosphere at the protest was more carnival fairground than riot, with fans clutching balloons and soft toys and singing My Chemical Romance songs loudly and passionately - but not always tunefully. Lyrics included “teenagers scare the living shit out of me” and “I’m not afraid to keep on living”.

The overwhelming majority of the crowd were young girls, bouncing with energy and shrieking with laughter as they rushed over to hug their friends or chanted: “Don’t blame MCR!”

A few were dressed in typical dark, “emo” fashion but most followed the request of the organisers, who had written on the website: “Please consider dressing to suit the day … Don’t try to dress stereotypically.” Many of the fans had homemade shirts with positive slogans such as, “Think happy thoughts.”

Protesters came from all over the country, including Brighton, Oxford and south Wales and even a few who had made an overnight roadtrip from Cornwall.

Tabitha Reed, 14, travelled up from Brighton with her mother and sister and several friends and camped out at her grandmother’s house in London overnight.

“I love MCR, it saves lives. The Daily Mail are liars and all they want to do is put the youth against the adults; they just hate us and it’s really unnecessary, it’s just wrong,” she said. “I’ve read a couple of the [Mail] articles and they’ve actually misquoted lyrics and the research was so badly done, it was unbelievable. I actually thought [the story] was a hoax when I found it on the internet.”

Vikki Bourne, who came to the protest from Crawley in West Sussex with her daughter Kayleigh, 15, and their dog, Jack, said they were both huge fans of My Chemical Romance and had a closer relationship as a result.

“Emos are being portrayed as self-harming and suicidal and miserable and they’re not,” she said. “Since my daughter met the friends she’s got, she’s happy, she’s got a social life, she’s not suicidal, she’s got confidence. It’s about the music and being friends and having fun. I wanted to come here to say that, as a parent, I support what she does; [the band] are not cult, they’re safe and I’m happy.”

The organisers had originally planned for the protest to gather at the Round Pond in Kensington Gardens and march to the Daily Mail offices in Derry Street, off High Street Kensington.

The plan was altered after discussions with police because of concerns about the lack of space on the pavement opposite Northcliffe House.

Instead the main protest was at Marble Arch, while small contingents of 30 people at a time kept vigil at Northcliffe House. The latter groups were ringed in by barricades but police at the scene and Associated Newspapers security staff said there had been no trouble.

“It’s a waste of time, there’s no one here today,” one security guard told MediaGuardian.co.uk. “Look at them - they’re eating their lunch and their mums are off shopping.”

One of the few boys to attend today’s protest, Craig Goodwin, 17, from Upminster in Essex, said he was there with the blessing of his parents.

“They didn’t mind - my dad used to do protests because he was a rocker back when it was mods and rockers, and my mum liked My Chemical Romance, so she didn’t care, either,” he said.

“I know people who’ve done it [self harm] in the past but they’ve always come through it. Some have listened to MCR and it’s built their confidence up so they could come back like they were before.”

Taken from: Guardian.co.uk



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More Coverage of The Daily Mail Protest!



NME.com has covered the protest. Read below…

Fans of My Chemical Romance have protested outside the offices of British newspaper the Daily Mail this afternoon (May 31) in response to articles they have published about emo.

The protest began at noon (BST) and saw around 40 fans cramming into Derry Street outside the newspaper’s building.

The fans filled the street with placards and banners with slogans like “I’m Not Afraid To Keep On Living” and “We’re Not A Cult, We’re An Army - The MCRMY” and sung a selection of My Chemical Romance songs.

“It’s been brilliant, such a good atmosphere. We’ve all united for a good cause,” protestor Katie Hughes, 15, from Dorking told NME.COM. “Most people here always listen to My Chemical Romance positively.”

The protest has been peaceful and broadly good natured with police telling NME.COM that the protesters have “kept well within the law and organised everything beforehand. It’s going fine.”

Alongside the protest, a bigger group of fans have congregated near by at Marble Arch where they are holding a vigil that is expected to last until around 10pm (BST). More information on the march can be found at whatthefrank.co.uk.

The fans are protesting about a series of articles the paper published in the aftermath of the suicide of Hannah Bond, a My Chemical Romance fan and comments the coroner made at her inquest criticising emo’s influence in her death. One piece in particular claimed that “no child is safe from the sinister cult of emo”.

However, the Daily Mail has issued a statement in reaction to the protest insisting that its coverage has been balanced and restrained.

However protestor Dani (who did not giver her surname), 14, from London was not impressed with their articles.

“This isn’t the first time the Mail has had a go at bands and made them scapegoats,” she declared. “I think most of it is just ignorance, they always have to have someone to blame.”



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Protest Organizer Speaks about Protest Progress



Fans of My Chemical Romance took to the streets in London to protest about the negative image of the US band. The fans have targeted the offices of the Daily Mail in west London, which is one of the newspapers to report on the band’s young followers. A statement from the paper defended their coverage and said that others had pointed out that the event was “wonderful publicity” for the band’s new album.

This month an inquest into the suicide of 13-year-old Hannah Bond from Kent last september found that she had become heavily involved in ‘emo’ music and My Chemical Romance. Recording a verdict of suicide, coroner Richard Sykes said: “The Emo overtones concerning death and associating it with glamour I find very disturbing.”

“Anti-suicide ”

My Chemical Romance recently issued a statement offering their condolences and insisting they are “vocally anti-violence and anti-suicide”, and the negative image of the band led to around 200 fans assembling at Marble Arch with around 40 at Kensington High Street.

Following an appearance on Radio 4’s Today programme, organiser Anni Smith visited 6 Music and told us My Chemical Romance aren’t harmful.

“I’ve learned a lot of how to deal with life, how to move on and how to keep myself up when I’m down from My Chemical Romance,” said the 16-year-old. “I think that’s an extremely valuable thing which can be very positive in your teenage years.”

“I’ve learned a lot of how to deal with life from My Chemical Romance”
Fan and protest organiser Anni Smith

Speaking at the protest later, Anni told us: “The demo has been absolutely amazing. The support fans have shown, the unity and not only that, other people have turned up as well.

“It’s also been really cool because we’ve hung out with other My Chemical Romance fans.”

The Daily Mail issued a statement at the same time as the fans took to the streets.

The paper said: “The Daily Mail’s coverage of the ‘Emo’ movement has been balanced, restrained and above all, in the public interest. Genuine concerns were raised at the inquest earlier this month on 13 year old emo follower Hannah Bond who had been self-harming and then tragically killed herself.”

Tragedy

The Daily Mail added: “In common with other newspapers we ran an accurate news story recording the Coroner’s remarks and the parents’ comments. We also published two other articles, one of which explained the background to the Hannah tragedy in calm and un-sensational language.

“The other was a first person opinion piece by a well-known writer, written from the perspective of a mother concerned for her children.

“We have also run two prominent page lead letters from an Emo music fan and from a fan of My Chemical Romance defending their point of view. Our music critic admires the music of the band and publicised the band’s UK tour last year.

“Since this protest was announced a great deal of misinformation has appeared on the internet, much of which confuses what the Daily Mail has actually published with the comments of web site readers and “blogs” over which we have no control and which have stirred up emotions.”

“Wonderful publicity”

The statement continues: “We note it has been pointed out by others that all this provides wonderful publicity for Warners and their impending release of My Chemical Romance’s latest album.

“The Daily Mail is a broad church and is always ready to listen to the views of readers. We do, however, suggest those who want to protest or comment read everything we have published and act on fact not rumour.”



[Credit: MusicNews Blogspot]


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To our friends,

The Black Parade is Dead! is coming. We are really proud of it and hope
you love it as much as we do. Unfortunately, because we are
perfectionists and would never let anything get to you that was not the
very best, it has been delayed by a week. There was a strange glitch in
the Mexico City performance due to some electronic something or other.
But it is fixed. So now it is going to be in stores on July 1. To all of
our pre-order and special packaging buddies, you will not need to do
anything different. It will get to you in tip top shape. We saw the
special package last week. You are so happy if you got this.
You are happy if you didn't get it too, but wow is it incredible.
We hope that all of you understand and thank you in advance. It is
really awesome to know that you will.

We will keep you updated on things as they come. We will start writing
very soon.

xoxoxo,
MCR


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