By ,

Gerard Way makes debut solo festival appearance at Reading

'Thank you for waking so early' the Former My Chemical Romance frontman told the crowd as he showcased material from his forthcoming debut solo album

Video: Gerard Way On Solo Life After My Chemical Romance

Gerard Way opened Reading Festival this afternoon (August 22) with his debut solo festival performance on the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage.

The former My Chemical Romance frontman greeted early revellers as he showcased eight tracks from his forthcoming debut album 'Hesitant Alien'. The set came two days after he played his first ever solo show at Portsmouth's Wedgewood Rooms earlier this week.

Way arrived onstage wearing the same blue suit seen on his album cover, kicking off the Britpop-indebted set with 'Bureau', followed by 'Action Cat' and 'Zero Zero'.

PHOTOS: Gerard Way's Solo Debut At Reading Festival

Greeting fans for the first time since his former band headlined the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2011, Way said: "It is amazing to be back here. There are so many of you here. I fucking love you."

He constantly thanked the crowd throughout his short performance as he went on to perform 'Millions', 'Juarez' and 'Drugstore Perfume'.

During the latter, he declared: "Thank you for waking so early because you guys need your rest, so thanks for rushing over. I know a lot of these songs you've never heard before so I'm extra appreciative of you being here."

Finishing up with his cover of The Jesus And Mary Chain's 'Snakedriver', he told the crowd he loved them again as he left the stage.

Gerard Way played:

'Bureau'
'Action Cat'
'Zero Zero'
'Millions'
'Juarez'
'Drugstore Perfume'
'Get The Gang Together'
'No Shows'
'Snakedriver'

Read More On This Artist

More News
Bono: 'Nobody has deleted more U2 songs in the last five years than U2'
Paul McCartney asks for 'Meat Free Monday' support
The Vaccines' frontman co-writes song with country singer Caitlin Rose - listen
Aphex Twin reveals his kids, wife, mum and dad feature on 'Syro'
Katy B pulls out of gig following brother's death
Royal Blood's Mike Kerr says the idea that rock music is the most authentic genre is...
U2's Bono thinks he has the solution to music piracy and declining album sales
Butthole Surfers drummer picks up 'Yard Of The Month' award in Austin neighbourhood
Julian Casablancas cryptic about future Strokes shows: 'A tour's a great way to destroy...
Jack White takes pop at Foo Fighters during 'Kanye West-esque rant' at Boston gig –...
Miley Cyrus facing possible jail time after being spanked with a Mexican flag
Mark E Smith on Kate Bush: 'I never even liked her first time around'
Papa Roach frontman: 'my uncle kissed me and he gave me herpes'
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl says he's 'never played a show like this' at...
Seth Rogen hired as Waka Flocka Flame's 'official blunt roller'
Musicians react as Scotland votes in independence referendum
Jay Z fighting lawsuit over use of the word 'oh' in 'Run This Town'
Arcade Fire's Win Butler says he has no plans for retirement
Disclosure and Sam Smith enlist Schoolboy Q for 'Latch' remix – listen
Dr Dre's long-awaited new album will not be called 'Detox'
Iggy Azalea files lawsuit against ex-boyfriend for releasing early masters
September 17 officially declared 'Foo Fighters Day' in Richmond, Virginia

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today