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My Chemical Romance headline Reading and Leeds 2011

  • My Chemical Romance ruled Reading and Leeds this year as headliners after being bottled in 2006. The band played a ferocious set scoring a triumphant opening with 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)' and took to the stage alongside fireworks, lasers and a multi-screen video wall.

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  • Frontman Gerard Way relishes in the delight of returning to a crowd enthralled by the band, stating: "Reading - you look ravishing, you look beautiful. You look different."

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  • The band had taken time out of supporting Blink 182 on their US tour to play their only UK festival this year.

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  • The band spent six months planning for their headlining show which turned out to be 'the greatest show of their lives' Check out the band backstage here.

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  • The crowd at Reading were treated to Brian May joining the band on stage for a rendition of 'We Will Rock You' and closing the set with the crowd roaring 'Welcome to the Black Parade'. Check it out here.

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  • MCR fans praised the bands set with lots of them enjoying the appearance of Queen legend Brain May. See the fans responses here.

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  • Reading and Leeds is one of the last UK shows for MCR before they hit the studio to record their follow up to their 4th album 'Danger Days'.

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  • The band played tracks from their current album 'Danger Days' which was written after scrapping a 'lost album'. Watch the band reveal all here.

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  • Gerard tells us how the collaboration with Brian May came about after deciding to email him one day.

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  • After the brutal response from the crowds in 2006, Gerard said the band wouldn't return to the festival unless they were asked to headline.

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  • MCR's energetic songs makes for an animated live set for both the band and the crowd. Check out our top 10 MCR tracks here.

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  • Gerard entices the crowd to sing along whilst lasers and smoke spill out from the stage into the audience.

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