The band to play as The Black Parade

My Chemical Romance have been discussing their new tour.

The band have said that they are readying up an ambitious tour which will challenge perceptions about the band.

Frontman Gerard Way said: “I’ve sat down with the guys who book up the set and I think it’s going to be very exciting for people. It’s not going to be what people expect. Without giving it away, we decided to pick an important setting.”

The singer said that band would drawn on the imagery contained in the lyrics of recent album ’The Black Parade’.

Way said: “People probably expect us to have a street and a float and be like a parade; but we’ve decided to take it some place a lot higher than that! We’ve tried to elevate it and I think it’s going to be really cool. It’s going to be more about depth.”

The singer confirmed that the band would play as their theatrical alter egos The Black Parade, but it wouldn’t be over-stylised.

He said: “It very important for us to retain a sensible rock show and not value surface over substance. There’s stuff that’s planned to happen at certain moments, but we’re going to focus on the spontaneity of the band.”

They will hit the UK in March and play:

Plymouth Pavilions (March 20)

Brighton Centre (21)

Birmingham NIA (22)

Manchester MEN Arena (24)

Cardiff Arena (25)

Nottingham Arena (26)

Glasgow SECC (27)

London Wembley Arena (29)

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