Band tell NME they're looking to Freddie Mercury for inspiration
My Chemical Romance‘s Gerard Way has said he plans to channel Freddie Mercury during the band’s Reading And Leeds Festivals shows this year.
Way said the band took inspiration from Queen singer Mercury after being bottled during their 2006 appearance at Reading Festival.
“I said to the guys, ‘I never want to play this again until we headline’,” he said. “Kind of what Freddie Mercury once said when Queen were booed offstage at this festival [they were booed off stage at a show in Australia, at the Sunbury Festival in 1974].”
The singer claimed that the band’s headline shows would be “something special”, and that “we don’t care if we lose money or break even.”
The Reading And Leeds Festivals take place on August 26–28. My Chemical Romance headline the Friday night (26) at Reading and the Saturday night (27) at Leeds.
See NME.COM/festivals/reading-and-leeds for further line-up and ticket details.