My Chemical Romance make storming return to UK

They close off Give It A Name fest

My Chemical Romance brought the first day of the ‘Give It A Name’ festival to a spectacular close yesterday (April 29), making their first live appearance in the UK this year.

Taking place at London’s Earls Court, Give It A Name opened its doors at 1.30pm, and saw the likes of Panic! At The Disco, Men Women And Children, Thrice and The Atari’s grace the stage throughout the day – but it was headliners My Chemical Romance who drew the devotion of the crowd.

“Have you missed us London?” shouted singer Gerard Way, dressed in his trademark velvet blazer, before launching into opener ‘Interlude’. “This is going to be the year of My Chemical

Romance!”

The band raced through crowd favourites ‘Helena’, ‘The Ghost Of You’ and ‘Vampires’ as a series of inflatable balls bounced through the crowd and fans surged towards the stage.

They closed with an ecstatically received ‘I’m Not Okay’ (I Promise)’, bringing the day to a close.

Lost Prophets, Taking Back Sunday,

Angels And Airwaves and We Are Scientists all play the second day of the event today, at Earls Court. NME.COM will bring a full report.