The band took to stage in Nashville, Tennessee on August 23 and Way appeared wearing a green and white one piece cheerleading outfit at the Music City’s Bridgestone area. The outfit was even adorned with a ‘W’ for ‘Way’.
You can check out some footage of the moment, along with some Twitter reaction from fans, here:
— MCR Updates (@gwayupdates) August 24, 2022
— agent sara 🫀 saw mcr (@itsvivi__) August 24, 2022
— ☆🪦⭐︎!BIG DEATH ENERGY!⭐︎🪦☆//🍰🍓ButtercupG🍓🍰 (@gerardbuttercup) August 24, 2022
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— jujujuno (@headfrstforhell) August 24, 2022
At the opening show, they performed the track ‘Bury Me In Black’ for the first time in 19 years as the second song in the set, before going on to play ‘This Is The Best Day Ever‘ for the first time since 2005.
The returning group kicked off their reunion tour in the UK and Ireland, with the tour then moving onto Europe, before hitting the States and then visiting New Zealand and Australia in 2023. Across their reunion dates so far, the band have played a mix of hits, fan favourites and deep cuts, also performing two songs for the first time ever.
My Chemical Romance began their run of live dates in mid-May at the Eden Project in Cornwall, marking their first UK show in 11 years.
In a five-star review, NME said: “They’re now safely one of the biggest rock groups to emerge in the last 20 years but if the band are worried about their new found status, they don’t show it. Tonight’s show is fearless, loose and raw. It genuinely feels like anything could happen, as My Chemical Romance channel punk rebellion and playful ambition. ‘This has been special and amazing,’ says Way, taking the words right out of our mouths.”
20 – Oklahoma City, OK, Paycom Center
21 – San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
23 – Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
24 – Cincinatti, OH, Heritage Bank Center
26 – Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
27 – Belmont Park, NY, UBS Arena
1 – Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
2 – Montreal, QC, Centre Bell
4 – Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
8 – Boston, MA, TD Garden
10 – Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
2 – Portland, OR, MODA Center
17 – Los Angeles, CA, The Forum