My Chemical Romance ruled Reading and Leeds this year as headliners after being bottled in 2006. The band played a ferocious set scoring a triumphant opening with ‘Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)’ and took to the stage alongside fireworks, lasers and a multi-screen video wall.
Frontman Gerard Way relishes in the delight of returning to a crowd enthralled by the band, stating: “Reading – you look ravishing, you look beautiful. You look different.”
The band had taken time out of supporting Blink 182 on their US tour to play their only UK festival this year.
The band spent six months planning for their headlining show which turned out to be ‘the greatest show of their lives’ Check out the band backstage here.
The crowd at Reading were treated to Brian May joining the band on stage for a rendition of ‘We Will Rock You’ and closing the set with the crowd roaring ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’. Check it out here.
The crowd out to watch MCR this year came without their bottles and instead watched, admired and sang their heart out with Gerard.
MCR fans praised the bands set with lots of them enjoying the appearance of Queen legend Brain May. See the fans responses here.
Reading and Leeds is one of the last UK shows for MCR before they hit the studio to record their follow up to their 4th album ‘Danger Days’.
The band played tracks from their current album ‘Danger Days’ which was written after scrapping a ‘lost album’. Watch the band reveal all here.
Gerard tells us how the collaboration with Brian May came about after deciding to email him one day.
After the brutal response from the crowds in 2006, Gerard said the band wouldn’t return to the festival unless they were asked to headline.
MCR’s energetic songs makes for an animated live set for both the band and the crowd. Check out our top 10 MCR tracks here.
Gerard entices the crowd to sing along whilst lasers and smoke spill out from the stage into the audience.