Gerard Way announces Reading & Leeds warm-up gig in Portsmouth

Singer will perform for 400 fans at Wedgewood Rooms on Wednesday (August 20)

Gerard Way will play his first ever solo gig at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms on Wednesday night (August 20).

The former My Chemical Romance frontman is in the UK to perform at Reading & Leeds Festival this coming weekend (August 22-24) and will play the warm-up show for just 400 fans.

Tweeting about the gig, Way wrote: “Wednesday. Portsmouth. Wedgewood Rooms. Me, and 400 of you. Fuzz pedals, hormones, and extraterrestrials.”

Way previously spoke about possibly playing a warm-up gig prior to his festival appearance, telling Kerrang: “I may play a secret show. That would be wise,” he said. “It would be very wise to play a secret show, actually. I just don’t know where.”

‘Hesitant Alien’, Gerard Way’s debut solo album, will be released on September 29. Way recently stated that the album is inspired by acts including Pulp, Blur, David Bowie, Morrissey and Pixies.

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