Gerard Way: ‘I miss the theatricality of My Chemical Romance’

The band's former frontman released his debut solo album this year

Gerard Way has spoken about his feelings regarding his old band, My Chemical Romance.

The singer, who used to front the US band before they split in 2013, released his debut solo album, ‘Hesitant Alien, earlier this year. He debuted the new material in the UK at an intimate show at Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms in August and at Reading & Leeds festivals.

“I definitely miss the theatricality of it a little bit,” he said of his old band in the Christmas issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally. “Now that I’ve gotten not doing something theatrical out of my system, I feel like it would be nice to get back into concepts again, maybe explore some more visual stuff.”


He also revealed he’d made plans to work with The Libertines’ Carl Barat. At one point we did plan on meeting up and maybe doing something together, but there was no talk of starting a band, really. We’d just sort of catch up with each other,” Way explained.

‘Hesitant Alien’ entered the Official UK Albums Chart at Number 14 upon its release. Gerard Way tours the UK in January.

Gerard Way will play:

Birmingham O2 Academy (January 20, 2015)
Southampton O2 Guildhall (January 21)
London O2 Academy Brixton (January 23)

To check the availability of Gerard Way tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.