You could see them play tiny show this week

My Chemical Romance are set to make a surprise appearance in London tonight (October 12).

The band will play a rare instore show at the Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street at 7.30pm, before they sign records for fans.

Entrance to the appearance is restricted to fans with special wristbands, which can be obtained (limited to one per person) by visiting the shop in person from 9am on the day of the gig and buying a copy of the band’s current single ’Welcome To The Black Parade’ or pre-ordering the album ‘The Black Parade’ which is released on October 23.

However NME.COM has got hold of 25 pairs for the show, which can be won by going to NME.COM/WIN from 10.30am today.

Meanwhile My Chemical Romance have announced a new UK tour for spring.

They will appear at:

Plymouth Pavillions (March 20)

Brighton Centre (21)

Birmingham NIA Academy (22)

Manchester MEN (24)

Cardiff CIA (25)

Nottingham Arena (26)

Glasgow SECC (27)

London Wembley Arena (29)

Tickets for the shows go on sale from 9am this Friday (October 13). For availability after then go to NME.COM/Gigs.

Before that the band will perform a series of sold out dates in the UK next month.

They will play:

Bournemouth International Centre (November 11)

London Brixton Academy (12)

Liverpool University (13)

Glasgow Barrowlands (14)

Nottingham Rock City (15)

Meanwhile, check out this week’s NME on newsstands nationwide now, for the definitive review of the band’s third album, ‘The Black Parade’.