My Chemical Romance play London show

Band drop big hint for next album

My Chemical Romance gave fans a massive hint about their new album during their London gig last night (August 23).

Performing at the Hammersmith Palais, the band revealed their new record’s theatrical nature by immediately wrong footing fans.

Before My Chemcial Romance were due to take the stage it was announced that the band would not be performing, prompting a loud chorus of boos from the sold-out crowd.

The stage curtain was then lifted to reveal instruments set up for a band called The Black Parade, however it quickly became apparent this was My Chemical Romance’s new alias.

With the band members all wearing matching black marching band uniforms, and frontman Gerard Way sporting bleached blonde hair, the group then tore through several songs believed feature on their forthcoming album.

Despite fooling no one, the group then admitted their real identity and included older My Chemical Romance songs in their set including ‘I’m Not OK’, ‘Ghost Of You’, ‘Cemetery Drive’ and closer ‘Helena’.

The band’s new album is due out on October 23 – meanwhile, the band have also launched new website theblackparade.com.

My Chemical Romance (or perhaps The Black Parade) are now due to appear at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend (August 25-27).