My Chemical Romance showcase new album

Carling Weekend: Leeds gets a preview of 'The Black Parade'

My Chemical Romance showcased three songs from their new album at the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival tonight (August 25).

The band played on the main stage on a bill which is headlined by Pearl Jam.

During an eventful 45 minute set the band played ‘Dead’, ‘House Of Wolves’ and ‘Cancer’ – all three songs are set to feature on My Chemical Romance’s forthcoming third album ‘The Black Parade’ which is due out in October.

Singer Gerard Way, who was sporting bleach blonde hair and a military tunic – the outfit of their new alter ego band, also called The Black Parade, told the crowd his band were glad to be back in the UK.

He said: “It’s good to start here, in our home away from home. You were the first to care about us. We want to thank you for supporting us for so long. We’re going to try to make you proud.”

Following My Chemical Romance on the main stage, a shaven headed Brian Molko led Placebo through a cover of the Kate Bush classic ‘Running Up That Hill’ during their 45 minute set.

The band also rolled through a series of tracks from their latest album ‘Meds’ along with crowd favourite, ‘Nancy Boy’ and single ‘Bitter End’.

Earlier, metal veterans Slayer performed their set in rain drenched conditions as they played a series of songs from their back catalogue including ‘Post Mortem’, ‘South Of Heaven’, ‘Reign In Blood’ and new track ‘Cult’.

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